Hi I'm Forest
I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
I was born and raised in central Indiana and was baptized into the Church in 1967 then served a mission in upstate New York. I attended schools in Indiana, Utah, and California. I served in five branches of the United States Military. I retired from the Navy Chaplaincy and LDS Employment (a non-profit employment resource service), and the Fresno CA VA Hospital as a Chaplain and am currently serving a Mission with my wife in Military Relations in Yokosuka (Navy Base) Japan. I am an educator, trainer and counselor by profession. I am married and love Linda Muir and we take great pleasure in our four children and eleven grandchildren.
Why I am a Mormon
I have always believed and have faith in Jesus Christ. I was born and raised in central Indiana (Tipton) into a good Protestant family and attended the Presbyterian Church. While in the military I was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and given a copy of the Book of Mormon. Since I believed in and read the Bible, I was interested in "Another Testament of Jesus Christ." As I diligently read and sincerely prayed to find if this "new witness" was true, I came to know by the power of the Holy Ghost and through faithful study that indeed it was and is true. I know the Prophets and people in the Book of Mormon from the western hemisphere were telling the truth and believed in Jesus Christ, just as Moses, Job, Isaiah, Peter, James, John and Paul did. In this process of change I also came to know that the Church is true, the Priesthood was restored, and that there are living prophets on the earth today, including President Thomas S. Monson. I know more deeply than ever that my Father in Heaven lives and loves me; that Jesus Christ is my Savior who atoned for my sins and is the Head of this/His Church. I am humbly and sincerely grateful for this witness, blessing, and change in my life.
How I live my faith
Our family motto is "Do my best! That's my test and my quest - to do my best!" I currently work and serve with my wife, Linda, on a Mission in Yokosuka (Navy Base) Japan as Military Relations Specialists. Our children are married and working in AZ, CA, and UT. I retired from the US Navy, LDS Employment (a non-profit employment resource service), the Fresno CA VA Hospital, and served in five branches of the military. We love the Lord, Jesus Christ, and strive to follow His example and keep the Commandments.