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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am about to retire after 35 years doing Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after the age of 50. I was raised a Roman Catholic, became a born-again Christian, studied with the Jehovah Witnesses. Why did I join this Church? The Spirit of the Lord showed me it was true. In the 15 years or so that I have been a member, my faith in this church and its doctrines has increased. I talk to many members of other faiths about religion it's what we do and the more we discuss the finer points of our respective doctrines, the more I see the truth of this Church. As one of our leaders once said, bring all the good in your current religion and see what good we can add to that.

How I live my faith

All of us serve in Church jobs on a volunteer basis. One of my first jobs in the Church was as Organist for a deaf congregation. It was good practice as only a few could hear me play. When I got good enough, I was given the job of Organist for a hearing congregation. But mostly, I live my faith day-to-day. Everything I do reminds me of who I am in the Lord and colors the way I carry out my responsibilities at work and in my neighborhood. I like the fact that this is not a one-day-a-week religion. I never have to ask myself "What does the Lord want me to do?" I just do what needs to be done at the time it needs to be done and in the way it should be done. I am not so worried about doing things perfectly that they don't get done.

What is faith?

 Faith is an active word. It is not just believing in something but also acting on that belief. I am a large guy and I could have faith that a small plastic chair could support me if I sat in it. If I did not act on that faith and sit down, what good would my faith do for me? So I sit in the small plastic chair and it doesn't break. I have put me faith to work In his epistle James says, "Faith without works is dead". If I have Faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and don't follow his comandments, my faith is dead. Show more Show less