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Hi I'm Lincoln Garth H.

I'm a Mormon. Life is good.

About Me

I immigrated to Canada with my parents and sister from South Africa back in 1953. I am blessed with an intelligent wife, 3 lovely, industrious daughters, 3 bright, talented sons, 3 cute granddaughters, and 4 young grandsons. I am semi retired and enjoy volunteer work.

Why I am a Mormon

First, I wanted to follow Jesus Christ. I wanted to have His influence in my life. I believed I could become a better person by seeking more virtue in my life. At the age of 19, I was invited to pray about the message of the restoration of the gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ. Amazingly, I received an immediate spirtitual manifestation of the authenticity of the message of the First Vision. My appreciation for receiving a divine response to my prayer request for guidance, had to be agreeing to the covenant of baptism. Thus I became a "convert" to Jesus Christ and His Church. I was already a Christian, but now I became a Latter-day Saint or a Mormon. I learned that Jesus was also speaking to me through another book beside the Holy Bible, that of the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

Serving in the Church gives me the opportunity to fellowship a congregation of young single adults (18-29) with my wife Mary, a gifted conversationalist. Home Teaching is a monthly practice of calling on a few individuals and families to share messages and offer friendship. On a weekly basis, I have the privilege of assisting in sacred Temple ordinances. This gives me a greater appreciation for the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual experiences come to me at moments of private, family prayer or while singing hymns of praise and worship.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Lincoln Garth H.
First, I am blessed with 5 wonderful women in my life. (3 daughters & 1 daughter in law) My wife Mary knows the scriptures very well. She is a wonderful example of a virtuous life. Possessing virtue is also a possession of power. Leadership comes from virtue and a sound moral compass. The five women in my life are leaders. They know what they want and what they don't want. When they speak, I know I had better listen. While they do not currently have the Priesthood, they do certainly influence me. So do women who lead the children (the Primary organization) and the women's organization (the Relief Society) and those who speak or pray or serve in the Lord's house, the Temple. As to why women do not hold the Priesthood, my answer is it is a matter of the Lord's timing. The Priesthood holds the power to serve and organize, and ultimately create. While women possess great nurturing qualities, men are expected to protect and serve, and function with the gift of the Priesthood. In families, men are to take leadership, not because they are the most worthy, or most qualified, or most gifted, but because of Divine appointment. Show more Show less