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Hi I'm Lance Packer

I'm a father, engineer, wood worker, and a Mormon... a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I'm the father of 7 children and have been married 29 years. I now have 4 grandchildren, but I'm still young!! I love to play tennis on Saturday mornings. I like home projects and so does my wife. Finish carpentry (the home projects) keeps me out of trouble.

Why I am a Mormon

I am blessed to be a 4th generation Mormon on both sides of my family. I'm an active participant, because I've accepted the challenge, that I gave many others while a full time missionary in Japan, to ask God if the church was true, whether the Book of Mormon is a true book and whether we have prophets on the earth today. I can wholeheartedly proclaim that I know that the church is true and it's fruits are delicious. I have been a father long enough (nearly 27 years) to have seen results of consistent participation in church activities and following the doctrines, principles and precepts of the gospel of Jesus Christ. My adult children have navigated the maze of their lives without having fallen into many of the sins and pitfalls that have ensnared so many youth. I'm grateful for the teachings of Jesus.

How I live my faith

I have recently been "called" as a counselor to our Bishop. I previously worked with the full time missionaries for my "church job". I also have the responsibility to visit 3 families as a home teacher. One of the families is "struggling" with their activity in the church. I help them the best they can. Part of my new "job" is to "call" or assign responsibilities to other members of our local congregation (or ward).

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Lance Packer
This is a question that has baffled me since I was old enough to comprehend the meaning. I've heard that at least in part, because unlike other Christian faiths we don't believe in the Trinity. I believe that the "doctrine" of the Trinity is false with no scriptural backing. I believe in a Father in Heaven with a perfected, resurrected body of flesh and bone and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who lived among men, who was crucified and resurrected - resurrected with a body of flesh and bone, like His Father. I'm sure that there might be other reasons that some want to characterize our church as a cult, but anyone that knows us knows that it's not... Show more Show less