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Hi I'm Eddie

I grew up in Iowa. I'm studying to become a chemical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a sophomore in college majoring in chemical engineering. I'm still unsure what I want to do with chemical engineering, but I've always liked math and chemistry and so it seemed like a good fit for me. I'm a huge sports fan. My favorite sports are football, basketball, and baseball in that order, although I do also like soccer, golf, tennis, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, etc. I'm a huge Minnesota Vikings fan, Purple Pride! I'm also a huge movie buff. I love action movies and comedies, but also enjoy many sci-fi films.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon in a small town in Iowa. We went to church every Sunday, read together every day from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and prayed together as a family. My family always sought to help me develop a testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ, and wanted me to have the best life I possibly could! Of course, I had to know for myself if all these things were true. Did Jesus Christ really come? Was He the Savior and Redeemer of mankind? Did God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ visit the boy Joseph Smith to call him as a prophet? Is there a prophet in the world today? Growing up in an area with few members of my faith, I found myself questioning these things frequently. Deep down though, I feel like I've always known the answers. I know Christ is my Savior. He did come, He lived a perfected life, He took upon Himself my sins. For me He suffered, bled, and died. But He lives! He rose on the third day, and is now a resurrected being! I know that He has established His Church today, the same exact Church that He established when he was here, with apostles, prophets, priesthood, and revelation. If there is one thing that helped me know these truths more than anything else, it would be the Book of Mormon. It truly is the word of God. It contains the records of the ancient americans from approximately 600 BC to 400 AD. It was brought forth in these days by the prophet Joseph Smith, who translated it from golden plates by the power of God. I know that through him, Christ restored His true Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that anyone who reads the Book of Mormon can also know the truthfulness of it. The gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my life immensely. I don't know where I'd be without my testimony, and I don't want to know. I've had a wonderful life, and look forward to the future ahead!

How I live my faith

I love the organization of the Church. Truly, the Lord's Church is a Church of order. I currently go to a singles ward, or in other words, my congregation is all young single adults in college. My calling or assignment in church is that every Monday, I help plan a family home evening with a small group of other college students. In 1915, the prophet of our Church told us that Monday night should be set aside for a night with the family. Since we go to college away from our families, we have these groups to help us socialize and feel part of a group! So every Monday night, we have a short spiritual lesson and then play games and other activities! I also do home teaching which means that I'm assigned a few other college students in my congregation who I visit every month, share a short lesson, and become good friends with. I try to read the scriptures every day, especially the Book of Mormon. I try to make goals to apply what I learn into my life. More than anything, the way I live my faith is that I try to be like Christ. I fail consistently, and so I'm constantly repenting and trying to change, but I feel that is the goal of every true Christian, to become more Christ-like.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Eddie
The Book of Mormon was written by prophets and disciples of Christ who lived here in the Americas thousands of years ago. If you read from the start, we learn about a family that came from Jerusalem to the Americas in approximately 600 BC. They created a civilization here, and their roughly 1000 year history is recorded in the Book of Mormon. Just like in Israel, God called prophets here in the ancient Americas. These prophets, such as Nephi, Alma, and Mormon, wrote down their revelations and preachings down in a set of plates that they passed down through the generations. Unfortunately, the people as a whole grew wicked, and so one of the last prophets, named Mormon, gathered together the records, and gave them to his son Moroni, who he commanded to hide the plates in a hill for a wise purpose of the Lord. In 1823, the same Moroni who hid these plates appeared to Joseph Smith, telling him of the great work which he had ahead of him. A few years later, he was guided to the plates where they lay hidden in the Hill Cumorah. He translated the plates from the reformed Egyptian language it was in to English, and it was published as The Book of Mormon. It shows the world today that God loves all of his children, and that He still speaks to the world today through a living prophet! It shows all mankind that Jesus Christ is their Savior, that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet, and that through him, the Church of our Savior was restored, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less