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Hi I'm Stephen Jones

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from the UK and living in Canada

About Me

Along with my wife, and our family, I live in the lower midlands of British Columbia in Canada. Since completing University I have been working in Marketing and Communications, and am currently working in a job I love. When I'm not at work or church, I love watching football! I also look to cook - a skill my wife often appreciates, and when no-one else is around I also try to sneak a game on my xbox! -

Why I am a Mormon

Through reading, study and most importantly, prayer, I have my own witness that there is a God, and he lives. I have my own personal witness that God is our Father, and he loves us enough not to leave us alone but to show us how to return, with our families, to live with him. I have my own personal witness that God loves is enough to provide us with answers about the meaning of life, why we are here and where we are going after this life - and that all this has been made possible because the church that Christ established, the one we read about in the New Testament, has been restored to the earth in our day. Not modified, not reorganised and not reformed, but restored in its fulness. The only way I could know that is true, is the same way anyone else can know it is true - by reading, studying and then praying. I often meet with people who tell me that don't believe in a God, or a church, and I then ask them if they have read scriptures like the Book of Mormon, studied them out in their heart, and then honestly prayed and asked God if the words are true - and most of the times the answer I get is "No, I haven't". No-one can know if the teachings and beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ are true until they follow the three steps of reading, studying and praying, and once they do so, they won't have to take anyone else's word for it - they will be able to find out for themselves.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church is a real chance to serve other members of the church and the community. For several years I taught an Institute class. Institute is a voluntary class held one night during the week, and is a class designed for 18-30 year olds, primarily those who are students at University. During these classes we discuss the beliefs about the church, and study from the bible, and other scriptures like the Book of Mormon. In this setting the students have a chance to ask open questions, and learn more for themselves about what we believe as a church, and why. This then gives them a chance to learn for themselves whether or not the things they lean are true. Since finishing that assignment, I have been able to volunteer under assignment in lots of different areas in my local congregation. One position gave me chance to help visit with members of the congregation who might be ill and need help, widows who could use some assistance and I also help make assignments so that each family in the church area are regularly watched over and cared for. In doing this, I got to work with other people who are volunteering their time for the benefit of others, and I find myself happier being surrounded by these good people. Most recently I have been a youth leader, working with Young Men aged between 12-18. This has involved a number of areas outside of my comfort zone! :) Such as snow cave camping, hunting and survival skills…just let me have a nice hotel next time!

Are Mormons Christians?

Stephen Jones
The answer to this is very simple:-yes, Mormon's are Christians. "Mormons" is actually a nickname for members of the Church, the correct name is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". We believe that Jesus Christ is the head of our Church, and then through his chosen prophet on the earth today, he continues to direct the church, and provide answers on how the church should be run. Our beliefs are all based on Jesus Christ and his teachings, and his sacrifice made when he died on cross, so that we could all have to chance to one day live with God. The nickname "Mormons" comes from a holy Book of Scripture called "The Book of Mormon", and was written by many prophets living on the earth, just like the Bible. In the Bible, many of the books are named after the authors, for example the book of John, was written by the Apostle John. The book of Isaiah was written by the prophet Isaiah, and this is the same in the Book of Mormon. Mormon was a prophet who lived on what we now call the American continent, and he was one of the many others who wrote in this book of scripture. As one of the final authors, who collected all of the individual records together, the book is now referred to after his name. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Stephen Jones
The Bible is probably one of, if not the most, well known religious books on the planet. Even if people have not read it, they will probably have heard of it. The Bible is a collection of writings, written and kept by Prophets and Apostles of Jesus Christ, around the area we now refer to as Jerusalem, and the middle east. These writings contain the revelations and teachings of God and Jesus Christ, given to their Prophets to share with the people of this earth. "The Book of Mormon", is also a collection of writings written by many prophets living on the earth, based in the area of the world we now call the American continent. Just like the people in Jerusalem, they also recording their teachings and dealings with God and Jesus Christ, and now by using the Bible and the Book of Mormon together, people from all over the earth can learn more about Jesus Christ, who he is, and what he taught. Just like the Bible, the only way to know if the Book of Mormon is really the teachings of Jesus Christ, is to read it, study it, and then ask God if what it says is true. Show more Show less