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Hi I'm Marcus.

I love God and feel his influence in my life. I am a family man, a business owner, multi-lingual and multi-cultural.

About Me

I pray often throughout the day. As a businessman, I encounter many interesting challenges that require good judgment and fair treatment of others. I want to please God with my decisions and I seek his counsel often. I hope that someday, my judgment will ultimately reflect God's will in all that I do. I enjoy serving others. My wife and I love each other very much. We have a "blended" family of 12 children. Including spouses and grandchildren, there are 35 members of our tribe and it is still growing. Love is an important theme in our family circle. My wife and I also serve as Welfare Service Missionaries to a Spanish speaking ward in Salt Lake City. In this ward, there are many people that come from other countries. We assist them in becoming self-sufficient members of our society. We love them very much. We also serve as Temple Workers in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Every Thursday we spend approximately 5 hours working in the Baptistry. We assist faithful teenagers and parents who act as proxy for someone that has died. They are baptized on behalf that person and their names are then recorded. We believe that each soul we be able to have this ordinance performed on their behalf since it is a requirement to enter into the Kingdom of God. In the life hereafter, they will have the opportunity of choosing to hear and accept this work entitling them to the same opportunity of living with God again.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents brought me up actively attending the LDS church. However, I remember many experiences along the way that helped me to feel and know that God is real and that he loves me. I remember learning about Christ and feeling the importance of his great sacrifice. I remember learning about Joseph Smith and wondered whether he had truly been inspired of God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ upon the earth in these latter days. I have pondered many times over the words of modern day prophets and desired to know if they truly spoke with God and were able to reveal wonderful truths about the purpose and plan of life. I can say with certainty that the answers to my own questions were revealed to me as I studied, prayed and thought about them. Often, I would feel the truth of these things deep within my heart. I came to know with assurety that they are true. Most of us are able to know the truth in a similar way. God does love us. He answers our prayers, and he has answered mine. I am a Mormon, because of the things that I have experienced as a faithful member of the Church. It is true and I feel myself growing closer to God each day by abiding by the principles that are taught. Christ told his disciples that in the last days, there would come many false teachers. The disciples asked Christ how the people would know the truth. Christ said that, "by their fruits ye shall know them." I have seen the fruits of the Church. They are everywhere and they testify to me that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ and that there is a living Prophet upon the earth today. Please take the time to investigate these things on your own. One of the greatest and most satisfying experiences in this life is having God speak to you in his own way. He will tell you whether these things are true. You can't do any better than that!

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed so many challenging and wonderful experiences in throughout life. These experiences have brought me close to my Heavenly Father. My faith has grown over the years. I now find myself filled with a feeling of gratitude for the help that I have received from Him. He has heard my prayers and answered them. My wife and I now find ourselves volunteering a lot of our time to help others. This is the way that we are able to show gratitude for the heavenly blessings that we have received. We currently serve as Welfare Service Missionaries in a Spanish speaking congregation here in Salt Lake City, Utah. We help Latino immigrants find work, resolve health issues, address family and legal issues, etc. Many of these good people are very hard working but their wages are so minimal that they do not have sufficient resources to live comfortably. We work with the Church and community to help them and to ultimately improve their quality of life. We help them to learn self-reliance and increase their faith in God. Service like this "is its own reward". We are very happy doing what we do.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Marcus.
Jesus Christ is the central figure in our religion. The official name of the "Mormon" Church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormon is a nickname given to Church members because of thier belief in the Book of Mormon. Mormon is actually the name of an ancient American prophet that lived around 400 a.d. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. His role in coming to earth was to redeem all mankind from death and sin. Christ's sufferning and crucifiction were essential for the redemption of mankind. It was part of well concieved plan laid out by our loving Heavenly Father to help us, his children to become more like him. We become like him through the process of resurrection which changes us from mortal to immortal beings with bodies of flesh and bones. The resurrection is possible through the atoning sacrifice of Christ. He redeems us from spiritual and physical death. Spiritual death results from sin. Physical death is a consequence of living as mortal beings. Redemption from Spiritual death is available to all of God's children through Repentance and Baptism. Show more Show less