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Hi I'm John

I helped clean up after hurricane Katrina.

About Me

I am the lucky husband of a beautiful wife and father of a precious baby girl. My wife is a lovely person who I admire very much. We like taking walks with our daughter on trails and seeing nature. Classic novels and board games are some interests we have together. I also like to be silly and make my wife and daughter laugh. I've run a few 5k's. I'm about to start graduate school for geospatial information science.

Why I am a Mormon

Some time ago before I had a family of my own I wondered how I could live to be able to raise a happy family. I wanted to learn how to make better decisions and enjoy more happiness in my own life. I believed in God and sought his help. I prayed asking for his help to make me a stronger person so I could have a happy and successful family. I told him that whatever he wanted me to do I would do. I saw a commercial for a free Bible on TV so I called asking for my own free copy. Not long after two full time missionaries delivered the Bible and shared a message about families and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It felt familiar to me and I felt as if I had heard it all before. When they invited me to attend their church meetings and read the Book of Mormon I accepted. All the things I learned and experienced were refreshing and I found out for myself that what the missionaries taught was in answer to my prayer. I felt that I should accept their invitation to be baptized. I know with all my heart that striving for a strong family is our purpose here on earth. If we follow God's will and His restored gospel we may even continue as a family after this life. Despite mistakes and challenges I trust that through Jesus Christ I can become the father and husband He wants me to become. I know that with His help it is possible.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in the church. I am responsible for keeping the membership and financial records of the ward I attend. Whenever people move into our area I make sure their address is correct, that we have sufficient funds for activities and items we need, and I report to our local leaders on our attendance. From time to time I help our lay ministers in the responsibilities they have. I'm grateful for this opportunity to learn about the members and grow from their examples.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

John
They will answer questions like where were we before we were born, what is the purpose of this life, and what will happen after we die. They share the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ. They help us learn how we can draw closer to Him. Drawing closer to Him and following His example helps us return back to God someday. Show more Show less