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Hi I'm Ross

I am from York, Yorkshire, England. I am a Mormon.

About Me

After taking redundancy at Canon where I worked as a service engineer for over 25yrs, I now am employed at the Concept Group in the same role. At 55, I retired from football playing for Wilberfoss Reserves in the York & District Football League each Saturday. We have two sons who are both married, & a daughter. We also have 4 granddaughters & 1 grandson.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, the Book of Mormon was the key to my conversion - it is either true or false. Joseph Smith did recieve revelation from God or he didn't - but if he did this is the most important message since the time of Christ.........So i applied the promise of the book: 3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. 4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. I prayed about what I'd read & felt the Holy Ghost so strong, bearing witness to me of its truth so strong & powerful that I could never deny it.

How I live my faith

As members of the church we all are given responsibilities & assignments, also reffered to as callings. My calling is as the Stake Employment Specialist, helping people who are unemployed, under employed or those seeking training in North & East Yorkshire. Through work choice profiling we are able to direct individuals to selecting the careers to which they are best suited to. It is a great feeling to see people use our training to improve their employment opportunities & achieve fulfilling work.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Ross
Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Ross
The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead whose purpose is to bear witness to those who earnestly seek the truth. He will answer the prayer of anyone who is sincerely seeking. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Ross
The real truth is that we would want everyone to enter the temples and that they are 'sacred' places rather than 'secret'. The temples are also referred to as the house of the Lord and are special places where individuals can make covenants with Him in preparation for returning again into His presence. To be able to do so, we all need to 'put off the natural man' and prepare ourselves to be worthy of these blessings. It is by living up to certain standards that we keep ourselves unspotted from the world and keep these buildings sacred where the spirit of Lord can dwell. It is in these temples that we can be sealed as couples and famillies for eternity, through the covenants we make with the Lord. We also provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:29; 1 Peter 4:6) This is also why we, as church members, also devote so much time and energy to family history as we want to unite famillies forever and those for whom the work is done will have the choice to accept or reject our efforts. Show more Show less