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Hi I'm Charlie

And I'm a Mormon too.

About Me

I am a college student living in North Carolina. I joined the Church when I was 15 years old after the missionaries taught me the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

The missionaries came to our home to help bring my father back to church. I can remember the special feeling that they brought with them each time they would come, but I honestly didn't start to actually listen to what they had to say until I was around the age of 15. The missionaries taught me of the Book of Mormon and of Jesus Christ as well as the importance of attending church. I decided to try it out and instantly loved it. The new messages and feelings filled me with a sense of happiness and comfort that was missing from my life. I attended church alone and later that year was baptized by the missionaries. My family supported my own decision as any good parent would. I had be come a member and began my new journey as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I learned so many new things that I had never heard before and as I grew in the Gospel I could see my life begin to change for the better. I improved academically, socially, as well as spiritually. I had become a new person and wished to share my joy with others. I served later served as a missionary for the Church in the Far East of Russia. It was quite and experience. I learned more of myself as well as how influencial the Gospel had become in my life. I live the standards of the Church because I know that they bring me a joy unmatched my any other.

How I live my faith

I pray night and day to strengthen my relationship with God, our Heavenly Father. I read and study the Book of Mormon, the Bible, as well as other holy scriptures in order to learn of Jesus Christ and His teachings as well as to understand the importance of of keeping the commandments. I attend Church meetings and activities regularly which strengthen my faith and testimony in the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I help others to learn of Christ and His atoning sacrifice which allows us to feel comfort, peace, and the love of God in this life. I have a firm testimony in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it brings us closer to God and feels us with an indescribable fullness of joy.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

As with all prophets, the Lord chooses who His prophet will be. In this day and age the Lord has revealed that the senior most apostle is ordained to be the succeeding prophet or next president of the Church. The Lord through the prophet directs His church and reveals His will. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

I believe a Christian to be someone who follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Therefore yes Mormons are Christians. Although some of our doctrines differ from other Christian churches the central focus of Christ and is Gospel are shared. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

There is a commandment to all members of the Church to pay tithing. Tithing is often viewed as a way to express personal devotion to God and the building up of His Kingdom. The 10% comes from revelation given by the Lord to Joseph Smith, the prophet of the Restoration. However, accounts of paying tithes are mentioned throughout holy scripture. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No. It is said to be a commandment for all worthy young men to prepare to serve a mission. Not all members are able to serve a full time mission. Young single women are also encourage to serve missions. Older or senior couples of the Church are also encouraged to serve missions when and if they are able. Show more Show less