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Hi I'm D. Hardy

I am a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I am a 38 year old father of 4 daughters with a son due soon. I have been married to my wife for 10 years, and she is my best friend. I work as a school psychologist. I raise goats and chickens as a hobby. Life if great and I owe the joy I have today to my willingness to believe Heavenly Father and follow his guidance given through our prophet, the scriptures, and personal revelation to prayer. I am grateful to the church for teaching me how to listen to the word of God and for the many opportunities that it gives me to grow through service.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents were too. However, I remain in the church because I have learned that it is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a youth, I followed because my parents told me to and I respected them. As I have grown older, I have seen the effects it has on my life. As a school psychologist, I get to work with a lot of kids that have made poor choices. Many made the choices because they were not sure what was right. The scriptures, church meetings, and the words of the prophet let me know the path God wanted me to follow. Sometimes I thought it was restrictive. Now that I am older, I realize that it was a path to freedom. By willingly choosing not to do things because I knew God did not want me to, and by doing things he wanted my to do, I have been guided to a wonderful life. I now have a beautiful wife, loving children, a good job, and lots of pets. Life still has trials, but following the Savior has worked well thus far and I will continue to follow his guidance because this is his church, he love me, and he wants me to be happy eternally.

How I live my faith

I was born to active members of the church and was taught at an early age that we grow through service. I try to follow my parents' advice by always accepting callings and volunteering to help out when I can. Some times it is hard to do the things that I am asked to do by the Lord through his servants, but I can always get through it with his help, and after I finish I have a new talent that I can use to help serve others in the future. God often asks us to do difficult things, but he always prepares a way for us to accomplish it and I am much stronger and more competent for having done the things he asks me to do. I currently serve the Lord by traveling to different areas to speak when I am asked to by our local leader. I also help with our local women's organization and help organize our early morning youth and young adult religious education programs.

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

D. Hardy
Every living human is welcome to attend the temple. There is not a restriction on who can come. Temple recommends are free and available to anyone who works toward earning one. We believe that the temple is the House of the Lord, literally. I tend goats which means that I sometimes clean goat pens. I am very dirty and smelly after I clean the pen. I would not visit a friend's house after cleaning a pen without showering and changing my clothes first. If I did, I would feel unclean and uncomfortable the entire time I was there. Temple recommends indicate that you have been asked worthiness questions to help you prepare yourself to enter the temple. They indicate that you have taken steps to be clean so that you will be able to feel the Holy Ghost while you are there without having to feel uncomfortable or dirty. In the temple we perform baptisms for the deceased that were not able to join the church while they were alive so that they can choose to join the church if it is their desire, make promises to follow Christ, are promised blessings for following him, and are married for time and eternity. LDS marriages in the temple are not until death if both spouses are true to the promises they make in the temple. Please prepare yourself so that you can experience these great blessings for yourself. The things that occur in the temple are sacred, not secret. Anyone who is willing to prepare themselve can experience it first hand. I love the temple and feel honored to know what I need to do to be clean so that I can enter comfortably. Show more Show less