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Hi I'm Frieso

Been a Mormon all my life and I'm loving it.

About Me

I'm a plumber/gasfitter with experience in water treatment. I was raised in Raymond, Alberta, Canada and have been on a mission to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I currently live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and I am a father of four boys and one girl and my wife and I are happily busy taking care of them.

Why I am a Mormon

Previous to my mission, I was going with the flow of being a member of my church. I knew the things that were taught to me were true, kinda, but I didn't make too many efforts to be closer to my Lord or help others do the same. My life during my mission and afterwards changed drastically. The more I studied and then practiced what I learned, I removed doubts that I had that kept me from knowing deep down that the church I belonged to was led by a prophet of the Lord and that the Lord gave direction to His prophet here on earth. I now do all that I can to be a good husband and father, and participate as a member of His church and my community.

How I live my faith

I am the congregational clerk. I get to keep safe all the records of the congregation and update them when necessary.

Why don't Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church's law of health and proper diet?

I work with friends that make a point of this, being a plumber and all. I tell people that ultimately it is what God has perscribed for us during this time here on earth. I do believe Christ drank wine, not grape juice, I do believe in moderation in all things (a famous line used by others to explain why they do drink), and I do believe that this law is given to us because of the times we live in, not that this law is a sweeping statement across all ages. Do I have personal reasons as to why I live it? Yes. I see men and women leave behind their children to others for the intent to set aside some inhibitions of their own and put themselves at risk of hurting their relationship between each other and outside of their marriage by saying and doing things they don't remember the next the day. I see people believe that the only way they can stay awake in the morning is to drink their cup(s) of joe and end up becoming high strung, then in an effort of not becoming nutty during work, they smoke a cigarette during break and believe that they are okay. I see friends, take legal and illegal drugs to feel like they are more themselves or at least to escape from what they currently are, when all it really does is make for a good story to tell the next day and it breaks my heart that the real story of their life is being smothered. No, why start down these paths, its not like we don't know what is at the very end of them, so why take even a few steps. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

I make a conscious effort each month to go to the Cardston Temple. It is about two and a half hours from Calgary and when the Calgary Temple is complete I will probably find a time each week to go. I also teach the temple preparation class for those who are going to attend the temple for the first time. I get asked the question, at times, why those not of my church are not allowed to go through the temple. Sometimes they ask that question because they are experiencing the pain of not being able to attend a marriage that a close relative is having. I understand that and hope that when those people see the happiness that couple has received from the Lord by obeying His loving commandment of choosing to be married in the temple, they will also desire to go through the steps required to attend the temple. When I go to the temple to help my ancestors receive baptism and all the other promises that we make for them in the temple, I know that when the time comes, I will be with them, that the Lord will honor those promises I made in the temple and help my ancestors and I be together as a family. Knowing that, why wouldn't I encourage other families to do the same. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

I firmly believe that all people throughout time require baptism to enter into God's Kingdom. Because baptism is essential, Jesus Christ must have provided a way that all people can have the opportunity to be baptized. I believe that Paul mentions this in his epistle to the Corinthians. In chapter 15 verse 29, Paul briefly mentions the importance of baptism for the dead. I know this is not much to go on, but it does give us the ability to act as saviors on mount Zion (Obadiah 1:21) by being baptized for those who have passed on to the next life. Just as Jesus Christ suffered in the garden and the cross for everyone because we couldn't do it ourselves, so we are baptized for our ancestors because they no longer can be baptized for themselves. This is sacred and once the first temple was built, should only be performed there. Show more Show less