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Hi I'm Louis Nackos

I'm retired. I worked in the airline and travel industry for forty plus years. Favorite country to visit, Mexico.

About Me

I grew up in California in the 1950's when life was slow and easy. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Archaeology in 1965. A couple of years after graduating from BYU I went to work for Aeromexico Airlines, the airline of Mexico. I started out in California working for Aeromexico Airlines as a sales representative, then as a Regional Manager for Central USA in Houston Texas and finally as International Vice President at Aeromexico's International Corporate offices in Miami Florida. I also worked with Continental Airlines for a couple of years as Marketing Manager for Latin America. I enjoyed forty plus years working in the travel industry. Due to my employment in the travel industry my family and I lived in many different cities and states. In each new city we would immediately attend our church meetings and in a short time make friends that were a blessing to us and our children. My wife and I have been married fifty years and have four daughters, two sons and sixteen grandchildren. At the moment my wife and I live in Columbus, Texas, a small town of 4,000 plus.

Why I am a Mormon

The high point of all my experiences as a young man was the day I received a much anticipated letter from the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President David O McKay and his two Counselors on September 12, 1958. The letter was to inform me that I was called to serve for two-and-a-half years as a missionary in Mexico. I entered the mission with a testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints had been restored to the earth by God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I also believed, then as I do today, that the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price and the Doctrine and Covenants are the words of God. When I arrived in Mexico City at the Church’s Mission office I was assigned to a missionary companion that had been in the mission for a little over a year. We studied our scriptures together each morning and then went out to visit and teach the gospel during the day. My missionary companion was also my Spanish instructor. He taught the people we met with until I learned Spanish to the point that I was able to teach the gospel in Spanish. What did I accomplish as a Missionary for two-and-a-half years in Mexico? I learned to truly love and trust the Lord to help me do his work. My companions and I saw many of the people we taught gain their personal testimonies of the restored church and the Book of Mormon through reading and sincere prayer. Many of the people we taught were baptized into the church. I have visited a few of the families I baptized as a young missionary in Mexico over the years. Each has told me how grateful they are for introducing them to the gospel.

How I live my faith

It has been fifty plus years since my mission. I know that the experiences on my mission have played a major role in my life and have been a strong foundation for my life’s decisions and life's successes. My wife and I have always tried to center our lives around the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price and the instruction we receive today through the Prophet of the Church. When our kids were growing up we taught them to pray daily and to love the Lord. After fifty years of marriage my wife and I continue to pray together each day and give thanks to our Father in Heaven for the generous blessing we receive in our daily lives. My wife and I have had the opportunity to serve in various church callings as teachers and leaders throughout our lives. We enjoy our callings in the Branch (congregation) we attend in Sealy, Texas, a short fifty mile round trip drive from our home. We love our assignments to visit several different families each month to look after their personal and spiritual needs (home teaching and visiting teaching). We enjoy going out with the full time missionaries to visit families they are teaching the gospel to. Why do my wife and I know that the Church of Jesus Christ is true? Through sincere prayer, study of the scriptures and through answers to our prayers that come through a small still voice of the spirit that “tells us that it is true”. (See New Testament, James 1:5 -...if any man lack wisdom let him ask of God...) I encourage anyone reading this to read other posting on this site and ponder the spiritual experiences of others and their testimonies of the blessings of the resorted gospel. Please take time to review the BELIEFS section of the website to learn more about the church. To find a church near you go to the VISIT section of this site.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Louis Nackos
I've read and studied the Book of Mormon many times. I know that is true. Millions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have read and studied The Book of Mormon and accept it as scripture just as the Bible is scripture. In the book of Moroni 10:4 a great promise is made. If anyone that reads it with a sincere heart and sincerely prays to know if it is true the Holy Ghost will reveal to them that it is the word of God given to His children on the American continent. The prophets of the Book of Mormon knew about Heavenly Father’s plan for His children and the mission of Jesus Christ. They recorded that Christ appeared, after His Resurrection, to the people in America, taught them His gospel, and formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. Show more Show less