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Hi I'm John

I am a loving father that likes to camp, ride my bike, and, I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a convert of almost two years and live in Minnesota. I have a wonderful son, a cute dog, and like to do things outside. I work for a small hardware store as an I.T. guy and whatever they ask me to do. I like to cook, I enjoy watching movies and building things.

Why I am a Mormon

I started talking to a buddy of mine that is a Mormon and asked him why. Why was he a Mormon. He started telling me what Mormon believe and I was floored to find out that it was what I had always thought was the truth. I felt like I had finally found the reason for my existence and the meaning of life. I had not found anything looking at other faiths. He immediately set me up with the missionaries and the learning began. It was great. They asked me to read a couple of verses in the Book of Mormon and to ask in prayer, if it was true. I was given a very strong confirmation that it was. In fact, you can say "I saw the light" literally. So, on our next meeting, the missionaries were invited in and they sat at my kitchen table. I came into the room and looked very upset and they started to get nervous. I said to them “I am VERY ticked off at you two.” Their eyes were so big! I then continued, “I read the verses and asked in prayer if the Book of Mormon was true, well it is! and NOW I have to become a Mormon! I never wanted to be a Mormon! “ and started laughing hysterically. We set a date for baptism right there for two weeks out. This all took place in less than 30 days. I was ready and I have never looked back.

How I live my faith

Well, I would like to say that I am perfect all the time, but lying is a sin, LOL I try my best to live the gospel. I have had my moments of great spiritual clairity and my time of not so clear but I always look to the gospel for guidence. I had been a member for about 2 months and was given the calling of teaching other investigators. I thought that is was kind of crazy since I felt I was still investigating as well. It has worked out well and i have grown to love what I do and the feeling of the spirit as I learn and follow the commandments. I can honestly say that I love each and every person in my ward and would do anything for them. They are truly my extended family.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

John
This can be a hard one for some to answer and you will get the "It is not secret, it is sacred." and that is so true. There are things we dont talk about out of respect for the covenents we make there. In the temple we can be sealed to our family or spouses, do ordininces for our deceased and simply pray and be nearer to God. All Mormons have the opportunity to go to the temple, but you need to prepare to go. You have to be living the gospel to your best abilty. So, if you are out drinking alchohol, having premarital sex and so forth, you should not go. No unclean thing can enter into the presence of God. Perfection is not a requirement, however, following the commandment are. Remember that temples are NOT like a ward, which is where we hold out church services. Everyone is welcome to come and investigate, join, get baptized, and prepare for the temple. It is a wonderful experience. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

John
 How do we live? Well, just like most people we have jobs, go to school, raise families and so forth. We have what is called The Articles of Faith and line 13 can tell you best how we live 13.We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. Show more Show less