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Hi I'm Jerry Aulenbach

I'm a Mormon, and here's why...

About Me

I'm in real estate sales. My wife and I have 4 children boy girl boy girl, oldest is 6. I love social media and I use it to network and fundraise for women's shelters. I like photography and food especially bacon. I have a BEd with a French major and IT minor.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people think that if you're raised in the church like I was, you don't have much of a choice. Not so. I am still an active member because I totally love the gospel. It is practical-think of the health benefits of living the word of wisdom, for example. Think of how much stronger society would be if all families lived the principles taught by the Savior. I have been trying to live like Jesus did, by loving and serving, and I can tell you honestly that it has brought so much happiness into my life. Friends sometimes think that we are limited in what we can do because of the rules we have, like no smoking, drinking, fornication, etc. Look at it form the other side-often, those things we are not to do cause us to give up our freedom through addictions and heartache. I'd rather give up short-term pleasure for long-term joy. I also appreciate having an eternal perspective on life. For example, when someone dies, as much as you want them to still be around to live laugh and love with, I know that we can look forward to being together again. It sounds cheesy, canned, and cliche, but I actually believe it. Life on Earth isn't the end-it also was not the beginning.

How I live my faith

I am the Ward Mission Leader, which means I work with the full-time missionaries and church leaders to help teach and bring people into the gospel. We have a weekly meeting on Tuesdays for about 30 minutes, and then I have about another hour or so of leadership meetings after that. On Sundays I take my family to church for 3 hours for Sacrament, Sunday School, and then Priesthood for the men, Relief Society the women's auxiliary, and Primary for the children. I served a mission for 2 years in southern France.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jerry Aulenbach
Nope. Just like other Christian faiths don't worship prophets like Moses or Abraham. We learn form them, but only worship God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jerry Aulenbach
Nope. There was a time when they did, but it ended in 1891. If you ever hear about 'mormons' practicing it now, I assure you it is not us! Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Jerry Aulenbach
http://combattingpornography.org Show more Show less

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

Jerry Aulenbach
The basics of the gospel plan, like God's love for us, how he teaches us, why Jesus Christ lived and died for us, who Joseph Smith was and why it matters, and they'll teach you about new scriptures we have. They will offer you a copy of the Book of Mormon. It's free. What they want you to do is read some of it and pray to know that it's true. They will not just ask you to believe them, but show you how to learn for yourself. Show more Show less