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Hi I'm Owen

I live in Utah and yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of three beautiful girls. I have a beautiful wife that I love and adore! I am a software developer and love the blessings of technology. I enjoy running, power lifting, canyoneering, golf, and about any activity that envolves exercise. I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and what He has done for me!

Why I am a Mormon

My family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1836 so I am a 9th generation mormon. That does not discount the importance of gaining my own personal witness of the truthfulness of the gospel. I was fortunate enough to have been born in the church. But I have prayed to the Lord, and have gained a witness for myself that the Book of Mormon is indeed the word of God. Because of my testimony of the Book of Mormon, I also know that Joseph Smith is the Lord's prophet chosen to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness in the latter days. The Holy Ghost has revealed the truthfulness of these things to me as I have pondered and prayed. I know that our current Prophet, Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's chosen representative to act as a prophet and a seer. As I have tried to obey the words of the prophet, my life has been blessed and I have felt greater peace and joy in my life.

How I live my faith

I strive to the best of my ability to keep the commandments of God. I know that it is only through the grace of Christ that I can receive salvation and gain eternal life. He has bought me with a price, and because of my love for Him, I strive to follow His teaching that if I love Him, I will keep his commandments. I have not lived a perfect life and I know that I can never achieve such. But through the atonement and grace of Christ, I can be made perfect and return to live with my Father in Heaven. I strive to be a friend to everyone I come in contact with and try to share my love for the Savior with them.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Jesus did in fact appear to the people in North America. In the New Testament, we read that Christ talked about His other sheep. The people that lived in North America are the "other" sheep. Christ is the Savior of all mankind, and His atonement applies to us all. It makes sense to me that He would therefore appear to all of his children, wherever they may live on the earth. Show more Show less