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Hi I'm B. Minnis

I'm a father, husband, and a son of God. No other titles matter more to me.

About Me

Born in the midwest and lived in the country wedged between the fields of various farmers. My father worked in the city at a power company, but we enjoyed the country. Fond memories of that country neighborhood, good-hearted, hard working people surrounded me during those early years. I have come to enjoy building things like tables, bookcases, bed frames, desks, and a backyard playset: Not sure what you might call it, more like a fort; the kind of place I wish I had when I was a kid. My immediate family consists of my wife and four kids, and two labrador retriever dogs. My work has been as a store manager. Plenty of honest hard work and helping people, with the excitment of driving buisness results to keep me on my toes.

Why I am a Mormon

My decision to join the Church happened when I received a testimony and assurance that the Lord Jesus Christ is at the head of this Church, and speaks through modern prophets and apostles. The Spirit helped me understand that the Lord restored his ancient Church organization through the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Church has helped me know the Lord Jesus Christ, feel his love and influence in my life, and has helped me understand the purpose of my life. The Gospel explains how I can return to live with Heavenly Father, and it satisfies my thirst for spiritual knowledge. I obtained my testimony from the Holy Ghost by praying to Heavenly Father. It all began with a sincere prayer, reaching out to find Him. I joined this church because Jesus Christ sits at its head, and actively directs his people, as he did anciently.

How I live my faith

Helping out where I can has been a satisfying way to live my faith. I try to keep it simple. If I can do someone a favor, use my talents and skills to improve someone else's life, then I'm being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Service is how I live my faith and it all starts inside my home. When I've met my family's needs, I look to help others outside my home. Great satisfaction results from forgetting about myself long enough to meet someone else's needs. From my experience, this how I find happiness amid the turmoil of life and can become a better person. What I do or not do, speaks to who I am.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

B. Minnis
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormon Church), has some doctrines and practices that are not found in other Christian churches, so they may strike some people as being odd and unfamiliar. However, the church is not a cult organization, nor does it operate on principles of fanaticism. Doctrinal differences arise because the church did not branch out from one of the main Christian churches (i.e, Methodist, Catholic, Protestant), but rather it is a restored church. The ancient church organization of Jesus Christ was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, according to the direction and revelation of the Lord. Certain Christian doctrine and practices were lost and obscured over time as people established different churches, departing from doctrines and practices found in the Lord’s original Church organization. These lost doctrines and practices have been restored to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When you closely examine Mormon doctrine using a fullness of true information, that doctrine clarifies and supports Bible teachings. Another reason some people think the Church is a cult is because of false information. There is a body of former church members, and others, who have decided to preach against the Church. These sources of information are usually designed with the sole intent of steering people away from the Church by making the Church appear strange, twisted and ugly. They try to convince people the church is a cult, with scary practices. Typically, they will use a framework of true facts and then lace the details with blatant falsehoods and misinformation. The only valid way to learn the truth about the Church is by attending the meetings, speaking with official Church missionaries, or with members who live their religion and can share with you real facts about the religion they practice. Show more Show less