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Hi I'm Jerry

I'm a husband, Mormon, and Stay-at-Home dad.

About Me

I am married to a beautiful wife and have two adorable kids. We enjoy family walks, certain TV shows, movie night as a family Friday nights, and eating out. We also love hiking up in the mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the church at age 10. At the age of 19 I went on a mission for the church to Chile, Osorno and served the people there for two years. I came to know while serving others, reading the scriptures, and through prayer that the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter Day Saints was true. Ever since then I have tried my best to be a true follower of Jesus Christ in the way I live, treat others, and how I raise my family. I know that through the trials that I have had in this life that the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me cope with them and brought me comfort and peace. I love the Book of Mormon and know it was written by ancient prophets who knew the mission of the Savior and testified of him. It brings hope, comfort, and peace to me when I read it.

How I live my faith

We read scriptures and pray as a family. We also attend church on Sunday where we participate in Sacrament meeting. That is where we take bread and water to remember our Savior Jesus Christ and renew our promises to keep the commandments and to strive to be more like him. We also attend what's called Sunday school. In these meetings we learn about the principles of the gospel and how we can be better parents and followers of Jesus Christ. I serve as the Executive Secretary to the Bishop in our ward. I basically assist him with anything he needs. My wife is involved with activities in our and helps coordinate that.

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

Jerry
Heavenly Father loves you and wants you to live in His presence after this life. His plan, called the gospel of Jesus Christ, will lead you back to Him if you choose to follow it. The gospel of Jesus Christ is simple. It begins with faith in Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus Christ is believing in Him, trusting Him, and depending on Him. Faith in Jesus Christ leads you to want to change your life for the better. Through repentance, you change those thoughts, desires, habits, and actions that are not in harmony with God’s teachings. Heavenly Father promises that when you repent, He will forgive your sins. Faith in Jesus Christ and repentance prepare you for baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. Jesus Christ taught that everyone must be baptized of water and of the Spirit for the forgiveness of sins. Through baptism by one who holds God’s priesthood authority and through receiving the Holy Ghost, you will be spiritually reborn. After baptism, God promises to give you the gift of the Holy Ghost, who will guide, comfort, and help you know and recognize truth. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through revelation from God to the Prophet Joseph Smith and other prophets. You can know for yourself that these things are true by asking Heavenly Father in prayer.   Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Jerry
As part of the Restoration of the gospel, God brought forth the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. By the power of God, Joseph Smith translated this book from an ancient record written on gold plates. The Book of Mormon is “a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the fullness of the everlasting gospel” (Introduction to the Book of Mormon). Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Jerry
When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He organized His Church so that all people could receive His gospel and return one day to live with God, our Heavenly Father. After Jesus Christ died, was resurrected and ascended to heaven, His Apostles continued to receive revelation from Him through the Holy Ghost on how to direct the work of His Church. However, after they were killed, members changed the teachings of the Church that He had established. While many good people and some truth remained, this Apostasy, or general falling away from the truth, brought about the withdrawal of the Church from the earth (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; Acts 20:29-30). The Apostle Peter prophesied that Jesus would restore His Church before His Second Coming (Acts 3:19-21). Jesus Christ began to restore His Church in its fulness to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1820. It has grown to become a worldwide Church with over 13 million members. It has the same teachings and basic organization as the Church established by Jesus in New Testament times. Show more Show less