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Hi I'm Neil

I'm a member of THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

About Me

I own and operate a printing business that was started by my grandfather in 1937. I grew up in the business wanting to follow my fathers foot steps whom I love very much.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but it has taken my own searching and prayer to gain the testimony that I have developed over the years. I served a mission when I was 19 to South America in the Santiago, Chile mission, an enjoyable but very difficult time in my life. My faith is what keeps me strong. I have faced many sorrows through out my life of which I still struggle with, however I know that my Father in Heaven will make it all up to me in my Eternal Life if I but do all that he asks of me. I do have a testimony that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ lives today. I know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ for our sins that we will all have the opportunity to live with Him and our Heavenly Father. I know that through his resurrection that all who have come to live on Earth will be reunited with their earthly bodies in a perfect state after this life and be reunited with our families. I have no doubt of these teachings and so look forward to the second coming of our Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church every Sunday for at least three hours. Three meetings that consist of a Sacrament Meeting, Sunday School, and Priesthood Meeting. I may also have other meetings that I attend to gain further knowledge of my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. I currently also serve in two callings by my bishop that include: Ward Employment Specialist and 11 Year Old Assistant Scout Leader. I also have three families that I home teach each month which includes a spiritual message and checking on the welfare of those families.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Neil
Temples are considered sacred. A place where we can learn more and become closer to our Heavenly Father. Any one can have the opportunity of going to the temple and receiving of the blessings that come by attending the temple, but to be able to enter, one needs to be living righteous principles and be worthy to enter. The teachings in the temple are not secret but sacred. The teachings found within the temple are within the scriptures. The temple is a place where we can go to feel the Holy Spirit testify of Jesus Christ, His gospel, and to feel closer to Him and gain greater knowledge of our Heavenly Father and learn all that we need to, to gain exaltation and live as our Father in Heaven lives. We do make promises to our Heavenly Father within the temple that I do not discuss as I hold them very sacred. Show more Show less

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?

Neil
No, anyone that has faith in Jesus Christ with a desire to follow him can join the church. All worthy males can also have the power of the priesthood. Sisters may enjoy the same blessings that come from the priesthood through their husbands, fathers or other priesthood holders. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Neil
We believe in baptism by immersion, just a Jesus Christ was baptized, representing the death, burial and resurrection of his life. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Neil
I believe that Jesus Christ has atoned for the sins of the world. That through him and by him that we may return to live with our Father in Heaven. I believe that Jesus Christ is our eternal brother and that through is obedience to God he was chosen by our Heavenly Father to be our Savior. So Yes, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that each and every one of us are also sons and daughters of God. Show more Show less