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Hi I'm Greg Droubay

I love golf and Friday night dates with my wife. I'm a Mormon, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I love playing sports with my sons. I've promised each of them $100 if they can beat me one-on-one in basketball by the time they're 19. My record is something like 1,025 and 0. I love daddy-daughter dates with my sweet girl. I love my wife. 20 years later and she still takes my breath away in two ways. First, she's absolutely beautiful. Second, she's in much better shape and I can't keep up with her. I travel a fair amount for work. I'm grateful for my job, but wish I was home more. It takes a lot of work to keep relations at home strong when you are on the road. But, it can be done. Technology is a blessing that way. I feel inadequate at times, but my faith in God sustains me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a Mormon home. As a young man, I spent time praying to God to know if I should commit to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the rest of my life. After much prayer and reflection, I received a spiritual confirmation from God that this is where I should be. I know this has provided me the greatest opportunity for peace and happiness now and a strong hope for the opportunity of returning to God's presence when I die.

How I live my faith

I pray each morning and evening. My family seeks to kneel in prayer together to end each day. We seek to study God's word together each day, even if it's just for a few minutes. I attend worship services each Sunday. In addition, I've been asked to oversee my local congregation (in Mormon jargon I'm the "bishop") where I spend 1-2 additional evenings each week meeting/counseling with wonderful men and women in my city. I do not drink alcohol or use tobacco. I exercise three times a week and seek to take care of myself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I seek to be a man of integrity, to not judge those around me, and to serve and help others when possible. I am not perfect. I am trying to be a better person each day.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Greg Droubay
They will share simple messages based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. They will invite you to do things (e.g., attend church, pray as a family, read scripture) that will bring your life in closer harmony with God's teachings, thus providing greater happiness and purpose to your life. They will also invite you to enter into "covenants" with God. Simply put, a covenant is a sacred promise. God asks us to do certain things (keep His commandments, pray, be baptized) and He promises us remarkable blessings, both in our existence now and in the life that continues when we die. God's covenants are made possible though His authority, called the priesthood, given to righteous men. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Greg Droubay
As the leader of a local congregation of Mormons, I've seen first hand the devastating impact of pornography. Mormons are as susceptible to the horrible effects of pornography as any of God's children. Pornography puts an "invisible" wall between you and those you love. It damages your ability to feel God's influence and love in your life. In my home, we use a free filter that has a variety of options for controlling Internet content and access. As parents, we regularly review with our children the dangers. More importantly, we discuss what to do when you see pornography. In today's world, you will come across it without seeking it. The issue is what you do when you see something inappropriate. I've also learned in seeking to help others that pornography is a very real addiction. It can't be overcome until the individual confronts this reality. There is a great resource at http://combatingpornography.org/ with wonderful suggestions for preventing and overcoming this plague of our time. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Greg Droubay
Yes, if a Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ and one that worships, loves, and realizes the absolute need for His mercy and grace. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Greg Droubay
God and His Son Jesus Christ, through a prophet named Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Greg Droubay
When we die, our spiritual being returns home to the God that created us. Life continues after death. When Jesus Christ comes again to earth (often referred to as the Second Coming) all of God's children, through Christ's grace, will be resurrected. The spiritual body and physical body will be reunited, just as was Christ's after his crucifixion. Death is not the end. Family relations can continue beyond the grave. Just as Christ's tomb is empty, so will be the graves of all of God's children. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Greg Droubay
No. I believe Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, like unto prophets found in the Holy Bible. Joseph Smith to me is what Moses or Noah would have been to people in ancient days. Show more Show less