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Hi I'm John

I joined the church when I was 18. I have never looked back, only forward.

About Me

I'm just a guy. Nobody special. However, I am a child of God and I know that He loves me. I also love Him and His Son Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 7 or 8 years old I was lying in the grass looking at the stars and the moon one night, I was awed by the beauty of the sky. I asked myself if there were a God. So, I prayed. I said that if there were a God and if he would let me know that He was there, I would always believe in Him and never turn my back on Him. There came over me a tremendous feeling of warmth that felt like warm water being poured over me. It was exquisite and I felt assured that there was indeed a God. When I was 18 a friend at school joined the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. He brought his Bible to school and we started to debate his new beliefs. One day he said that he did not know the scriptures enough to show me he was right. Would I meet with a couple of friends of his? I agreed. So, that Friday evening I met with two missionaries. We chased scriptures for three and a half hours. Finally one of the missionaries ask me what I would do If I found that what they taught were correct, I said I would join their church and never look back. He presented me with a copy of The Book Of Mormon and ask me to read it. I took it home and began skim reading it. Some pages I read others I skipped over. When I got to the end of the book it was light outside, I had been up all night reading. I knelt by my bed and prayed. First I ask God to show me how I could show my friend that the book and his church were false. I got no answer, Then I prayed that if the book were true and He would let me know that it were true, I would join this church and not ever turn my back on it. There came over me the same tremendous warmth that I had felt at age 7 or 8 when I prayed to know if God existed. I knew that The Book Of Mormon was true and by extension the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints was also true.

How I live my faith

I pray, read scriptures, and do my best to keep the commandments daily. I share church videos with a small group of email friends. I have done family tree research and have had the temple ordinances done for all of five generations.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

You can know for yourself by receiving the messages and praying to know if they are true. The key is the Book Of Mormon. Read it and pray about it. It testifies of Christ. The Holy Ghost will testify of it to you. Pray, commit to God that you will act on the answer, and then be open to the spirit's influence. Show more Show less