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Hi I'm John Norris

I am an American Soldier. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Well, I've been a member of the church all my life and truly grew a testimony at the age of 16. I played tennis through high school, am an Eagle Scout, and enlisted in the Army National Guard in the middle of my senior year. I just recently returned from serving a LDS Mission in the Nevada Las Vegas West and Reno, Nevada mission. It was a remarkable time for me and I wouldn't trade the experiences I gained from it for the world. I love the out doors and love to go target shooting, hiking, and swimming. I read a lot and enjoy sitting back with friends and watching movies and playing video games. I also go to college at BYU-Idaho.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this church is true. I KNOW with all my being that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and truly restored the gospel in these latter days. I KNOW that he saw God the father and his son Jesus Christ. I KNOW that no 20 year old man with no formal education could have fabricated such a glorious and complex work as the book of Mormon and he would not have given his life for it if it wasnt true. I KNOW that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet and leads our church through Gods will. And I challenge any of you with doubts of the Book of Mormon to ask of god. JAMES 1:5. If any of ye lack wisdom, let them ask of god, who givith to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given unto them." And when you ask in faith nothing wavering I give my witness that god will answer your prayer that this is all true. And if the book of mormon is true, so is everything else. I have loved my mission in the greatest mission in the world. The Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. I've seen the gospel change lives for the better and bring happiness to the world. This is why I'm a Mormon. Because it is true and it gives me Joy

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always trying to help others and share the gospel with all who are interested.

What is the priesthood?

John Norris
The priesthood is Gods authority given to man to work in his name and do his will. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

John Norris
Jesus Christ. It is his church and has always been. It was restored, however, by a man named Joseph Smith. He was chosen as prophets of old to teach Christs true gospel and once again restore it to the Earth. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

John Norris
Without the atonement of Jesus Christ, we would never be able to return to our Father in Heaven. In life we dig ourselves deep into the ground, so deep that we needed someone to give a helping hand when we couldnt get out our selves. That's is why Christ is so important to me and that is what the atonement is in a small part. He loved all of us so much that he took apon him the sins and pains of the world so that we could be clean and return to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less