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Hi I'm Cameron

I'm an online business manager for a Fortune 500 company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of four. I enjoy spending time with my family. I'm big on establishing family traditions so that my children have fun memories of our time together. We look forward to our weekly pizza and movie nights, our annual family vacations and our weekly family game nights. I'm a business manager at a technology company. I enjoy technology and politics.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have learned for myself that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and that He has prophets on earth again. I know that through the Savior we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. Coming to that knowledge was a process that took time. It has changed my outlook on life. Gradually the Gospel went from being just a set of rules to me and became a lens through which I view the world. Knowing where I came from, why I'm here and where I'm going brings me peace and confidence. It puts my challenges into an eternal perspective, and it gives me a place I can turn for comfort.

How I live my faith

The church is an important part of my family's life. We go to church together every Sunday. Monday evenings are set aside to spend together as a family, playing games, sharing stories and teaching each other the Gospel. We pray and read the scriptures together everyday. We're far from perfect, but we try to teach our children these concepts that mean so much to us while they are young.

What is the Relief Society?

Cameron
The Relief Society is a women's organization created to provide compassionate service to those in need. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Cameron
Mormons believe that the Church of Jesus Christ (which He established when He lived on the earth) has been restored. In a nutshell, that means that we believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ. We worship Jesus. He showed us the way to return to live with our Heavenly Father again, and His sacrifice in Gethsemane and on the cross made it possible. We also believe that the authority to act in God's name has been restored. Prophets are on the earth today, just as they have been since Adam and Eve. Authority has been given to man to make sacred covenants, like baptism. We don't believe that we know all things. God has not revealed everything to us yet, but He has revealed everything that is essential to our salvation. We believe that God does and will continue to reveal many things of great importance. In addition to receiving guidance through inspired prophets, we believe that we can receive personal revelation to guide our daily lives. We can get answers to prayers. We can know for ourselves if things are true. We are encouraged to gain that assurance about everything that we are taught. It is a remarkable recognition of God's trust in us individually, that He would teach us not to act on blind faith, but to ask Him for an assurance first. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Cameron
If Christian is defined as somebody who believes in and worships Jesus Christ, then the answer is an emphatic yes. Mormon beliefs are rooted deeply in the Savior. He is the center of all that we do. This is the reason most Mormons are confused and even insulted when they are told they are not Christian. If Christian is defined as somebody who subscribes to the Nicene Creed established by the Catholic Church in the 4th century, the answer is undoubtedly no. One glaring reason for this is that Mormons believe in God, the Father; in His Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost. They are three separate people, distinct and knowable. Indeed, a tenant of our belief is that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith, and he clearly saw them as individuals. Since much of Christianity today subscribes to the Nicene Creed, Mormons are classified by them as categorically non-Christian. Mormons don't dispute that distinction. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Cameron
Tithing essentially provides the basic operating expenses of the Church. Since there are no paid clergy, that boils down to building chapels and temples, keeping the lights on in those buildings and printing materials. I have witnessed the strict governance the Church has in place to guard those funds. They are treated as sacred, because they were donated in faith and sometimes despite difficult economic circumstances. I view tithing as a two-fold blessing: 1. It gives me an opportunity to prove my faith to myself and to the Lord. Nobody else knows how much I paid or even whether I did. It is truly between me and the Lord. 2. It gives me an opportunity to actively participate in the Lord's work. I feel a sense of shared responsibility for even trivial things like turning the lights off when I leave a room. Show more Show less