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Hi I'm Damon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I grew up in Washington and California. I'm an information technology professional. I love technology that works and am passionate about agile development, open software and commodity hardware.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents joined the church when my parents were teenagers. My one grandmother was a member earlier, and my other grandmother was a Catholic. Both grandpa's were baptized the same day (and later my parents were married). I've grown up with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I have been able to share my beliefs with others. I served a mission to Taiwan and was able to teach many people and see the benefit in their lives. I'm very grateful for my knowledge of God and his plan for his children.

How I live my faith

I have opportunities to serve my neighbors and friends by serving in my Ward. We meet every Sunday together as a Ward (a geographical denomination) to take the sacrament and renew our baptismal covenants: we take upon us the name of Christ and promise to always remember him and we are promised his Spirit (the Holy Ghost) to be with us. Our family prays together over meals and at night and we try to study the scriptures regularly as a family and individually.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Church meetings on Sunday consist of 3 parts: Sacrament meeting (usually first), Sunday School and then Priesthood/Relief Society. Sacrament meeting is about an hour and the main objective is to partake of the sacrament. There are speakers and music and it's a great chance to be uplifted. Visitors are welcome to all the meetings. Most buildings have multiple meeting start times that are posted outside, or you can lookup the meetinghouse and schedule at http://mormon.org/mormonorg/eng/worship-with-us . Show more Show less