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Hi I'm Troy

Born Mormon but converted in my youth.

About Me

Son, Husband, Father and all around pretty average guy. I work hard to provide for my family and strive to be fully engaged in "The Work". The more I can center in and around the Gospel of Jesus Christ the more I feel at home.

Why I am a Mormon

Frankly, I'm a Mormon because my parents are Mormon. But my parent's belief could only sustain me for so long. At some point, I had to know for me. I had to find my own faith. I had to use my agency (study, prayer & living) and choose what I felt to be right and what God would have me believe and do. I am very determined to do what God wants me to do and feel this is it. I'm a wide-eyed-open Mormon. If there is in fact a God in Heaven (and there is), this is His Gospel.

How I live my faith

It's not as much about what I do but who I am and how I feel about me and those around me. My religion is intertwined among everything I do. It influences almost every decision, every action. It is clear that I'm not close to perfect (just ask my family) but my faith and belief that Christ's actions somehow made it possible for me, yes even me, to become better...to become the person God intends me to be, is what motivates me to get up and try again. Being kind, loving and selfless is what I aspire to be. I simply want to do what God would have me do when He wants me to do it. Sometimes easier said than done. :)

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Troy
I believe that the spirit of a person, that parts that makes someone who they are, separates from the physical body and enters the "Spirit World". In this world, all those who have lived and then died await the resurrection and final judgment. The Spirit World is an extension of our life here on Earth and continues to be a time for learning, growing, repenting, changing, loving and more. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Troy
No. We don't. But we did. I believe that God has given, currently gives and will give commandments to His children that we may not understand. But I know those commandments are for the blessing of his people. For example, why did God command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? I can guess but ultimately Abraham needed to learn something about Abraham. Yes we practiced polygamy, we don't now. Show more Show less