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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a medical student, studying neurology. I have a beautiful wife, and three wonderful sons! Besides building things with my three boys, I enjoy biking, tennis, golf, video games, listening to music on my ipod, and watching movies. I also have a passion for meeting new people and helping them smile!

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (aka. being a Mormon). The church members have always been a second family to me. I currently get to volunteer as a leader to teenage men (ages 12-18). I get to help them in their scouting, and also get to share messages about Christ and his teachings on Sundays. I am also trying to help some homeless shelters in the area. Admittedly, I was raised as a "Mormon". However, when I was 16, I decided to find out for my self which Church I should belong to. I already had a strong belief in the Bible and in Jesus Christ. However, I wasn't sure if I was "Mormon" because that as all that I had known! I found myself desperate for knowledge of the truth. I spent hours in the Bible and The Book of Mormon, and alot of time on my knees. This lead to questions, doubts, confusions, and eventually answers. My answer about "remaining" a "Mormon" came in two ways. First of all, I realized that every single teaching in the Church that I had ever been taught encouraged me to be a better person (and to become more like Christ). For instance, as I followed the doctrines of the L.D.S. faith, it lead me to greater happiness and inner freedom. Secondly, in multiple instances, I felt God answer my prayers directly, witnessing to me that this truly was Christ's Church restored to the earth. I don't claim to have actually heard anything audible, but rather felt a complete peace (from God) about this issue. This inner witness (which L.D.S. members refer to as "The Holy Ghost") also witnessed to me that Joseph Smith was indeed visited by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and that "The Book of Mormon" was a witness of Jesus Christ, just like the Bible is!

How I live my faith

I love being a member of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" (aka. being a Mormon). The church members have always been a second family to me. I currently get to volunteer as a leader to teenage men (ages 12-18). I get to help them in their scouting, and also get to share messages about Christ and his teachings on Sundays. I am also trying to help some homeless shelters in the area.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mark
Mormon women are beautiful daughters of God, striving to live the standards of the Church. Mormon women are respected as leaders in our church and in our community! In fact, one of the womens organizations in the church known as "the Relief Society is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the world, claiming more than 6 million members in over 170 countries and territories." (Wikipedia "Relief Society" 2010) Do we believe in the equality of men and women.......Yes, absolutely yes. I see my wife as my equal (if not my superior) in every way. In every major decision in our home, we council together and come to the best decisions for our young family. . My wife has decided to stay at home (for a time) to help raise our three children. I completely admire her for her efforts in our home, and this was completely her decision! Nevertheless, she has completed her Pre-Med and plans to attend Medical school when are children are a bit older! It is a sad day indeed when anyone feels that they are "better" or more superior than another considering we are all equal, and loved children of God. Show more Show less