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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a motorcycle rider who designs military geography board games. I have traveled to 33 of the 50 states so far. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in southern California, where I was an avid mountain biker and dirt biker. I'm not a perfect man, but I love the Gospel and try to live it every day. When I was 19, I left to serve as a missionary for two years in inner city Detroit, Michigan. Work has had me move around the states quite a bit which is fun and I'm finishing up grad school this year. My wife and I just had our first baby, and he is wonderful. I wrote a novel in college and I use GIS geographic information systems software to design military geography board games in my spare time.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father, and I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes called the "Mormon Church", is His Church. When I was a teenager, I had many questions about life, and was unsure about religion. I read the Bible front to back, and received an undeniable feeling and witness from God that it was true. I became a happy person, and made big changes in my life. After reading the Bible, I read the Book of Mormon, and felt that exact same undeniable feeling and witness. I developed a personal relationship with God, and I have never turned back since. I know that the Bible and Book of Mormon are God's true words, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the one place to find God's whole truth. I hope that everyone in the world can partake of this peace, love, and happiness that I feel from being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Serving in the Church brings me great joy. Right now I am serving as a scoutmaster in our local Church unit--it's a great time. In the Church we all look after one another, and every month I visit several members of the Church. During these visits I share a lesson about Jesus Christ, and see if there is anything I can do to provide service for them. My family receives visits from other members as well. I am very grateful for all of these enriching experiences in the Church.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Greg
The Book of Mormon teaches that the Lord "inviteth all to come unto Him and partake of His goodness; and He denieth none that come unto Him, black and white, bond and free... and all are alike unto God." (see 2 Nephi 26:33). I feel like this scripture perfectly sums up the Church's stance on race, color, and ethnicity. When I was a missionary in Detroit I had the opportunity to teach people of many different races and backgrounds, including Africans, Hmong, and Chaldeans. Many of them accepted our message and joined the Church, and cherish their membership today. Men in the Church who live harmoniously with Christ's teachings can receive the Priesthood, the sacred power to bless and lead. Throughout my life I have had Priesthood leaders of many different races and backgrounds mentor me, and I love and am grateful for all of them. I am also very grateful for our Heavenly Father who loves all His children, regardless of what they look like or where they come from. Show more Show less