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Hi I'm Eugene

I'm a Helicopter Pilot, a Husband, a Father, and I am grateful to be a Mormon.

About Me

I currently live in Louisiana and fly helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico supporting a gas pipeline company. I have been married to my sweetheart for 10 yrs and have 5 beautiful children. I love to read! Scriptures,Fantasy and Science fiction books are my favorites, but recently I have really been getting into American history and biographys of different American Leaders . Lots to learn I love it :)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church but when I was 14 I decided that I did not believe in God, that I could find happines on my own, and that church and reading scriptures was boring. So for 4 years I occasionally went to church and tried to avoid religious things as much as I could. For those 4 yrs there was always something missing from my life a sadness that I could not fill. Many a time the lord put good people in my path that tried to get me back to church and when I would go to church I would feel good inside. When I was 18 my best friend invited me to go to a Priesthood Meeting (A Biannual meeting where the men both young and old of the church meet and listen to the Prophet, Apostles, and other leaders of the church) while I was there listening to the once living Prophet President Hinckley speak, I don't even know what he was talking about but a strong desire to pray about God's existence and whether or not I should go on a mission came to me (All worthy and able young men at 19 are supposed to serve a mission). I prayed and when I prayed this feeling of warmth and love came over me so strongly that I knew that God truly lived and that he loved me and cared about me personally and that he wanted me to serve a mission. I could not deny it then and cannot deny it now. But I am stubborn (ie I would have to give up what I wanted for what the lord wanted)and a week later I prayed again about the same thing and I got the same answer. My Father in Heaven has answered many of my prayers since only strengthening my faith in him and in the restoration of the his son my savior Jesus Christ's great and living church. And as I have given up my own desires and pride and replaced it with what the lord wants I have been blessed so much and that sadness has been lifted from me. I still have a long ways to go but I am truly grateful to be a Mormon I would be missing out on so many blessings and experiences that I would not have otherwise.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ blesses me in all that I do. I try to be as my savior would be if he were here. I make mistakes But I know who to trust and that is my savior. I can look to him and his prophets for an example of how to live my life. So as I work, as I am with my family, with my friends,at church or by myself I try to remember the things that they have taught me and apply them in all that I do. As the prophet Joseph Smith said teach man correct principles and let them govern themselves.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

We are called Mormons because of a divinely inspired book called "The Book of Mormon." A prophet named Mormon who lived in the ancient Americas abridged the records of different Prophets from a once great nation and engraved the records and teaching that God commanded him to on plates of Gold. His son Moroni buried the golden plates around 421 A.D.. A modern day prophet named Joseph Smith was lead to the very spot that the plates were buried by Moroni who appeared to him as an angel of the lord in 1823. Through the power of God Joseph translated that great record which was meant for our day to lead, guide, and inspire us. Cool huh :) I want to testify to you that The Book of Mormon is true and was written by inspired Prophets of God. As I have read that great book and followed the teaching within it pages my life has changed in ways I could have never imagined. I would also like to testify to you that If you will open you hearts to and read The Book of Mormon you will come to know of it's truthfullness and power of the teaching withing it pages. You will come to know your Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ more personnally :) Show more Show less