Hi I'm VaLon
I have a Master's degree in architecture, and own my own buisness.
Why I am a Mormon
I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my whole life. Many of my ancestors were among the first to join the church. Although my family has been in the church for a long time, I have gained a knowledge for myself that Jesus Christ leads and directs this church and that if I continue to follow His teachings that I will be happy in this life and for eternity.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon is an amazing book, as I read it daily I can feel the love that God has for me and for His children. It shows so many gospel truths as well as things to live by that make life a lot better. A couple of years ago I decided to read it only looking for the times that Christ speaks and to highlight them. I was able to read it in just over a month, a task that if you told me I could do I wouldn't have believed you. I was able to not only understand the stories in the book that I had been taught all my life better but to learn what it was like to listen to Christ's voice and what he had to say. It brought me to know better Christ, His teachings, and His love.
How I live my faith
I go to church weekly, attend three wonderful hours of it. I also attend institute, a class I go to along with my regular school classes twice a week. While there I learn how to feel closer to my Heavenly Father and feel his influence in my life. I also study as much as I can, even having a weekly study group with a friend, to help me know what to do in this life to make me a better person.