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Hi I'm J. Allwood

I'm a Mormon. I joined the Church when I was 26 years old and in Law School

About Me

I live in a small town in the midwest with my wife and three children. I work as an attorney, which gives me a great opportunity to serve others. I'm also a musician and I've had the opportunity to sing on many stages and meet many different people.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ and in my Heavenly Father. I love them, and I know that they have provided a way for me to return to them and be with them again, as well as the other members of my family. I know that families are eternal in nature and that we will see our departed loved ones again. I know that through our Temple ordinances and nowhere else, we can be sealed together as a family for not only time, but for all eternity. What greater love can our Father in Heaven show us than to bring us back home with Him?

How I live my faith

I've had the privilege of living in areas where the Church isn't greatly developed. That has given me the chance to serve others in many ways. I've taught young people as well as adults and also had the joy of counseling with people to assist them in finding solutions to their problems, both spiritual and temporal.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

J. Allwood
We perform such proxy baptisms to provide those who have passed from this life an opportunity to receive the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many people have lived on the earth who never received this opportunity during their lifetime. Scripture tells us in the New Testament that early church members practiced baptisms for their kindred dead to provide them with this opportunity. We follow the same practice as outlined in the scriptures in our temples today. Show more Show less