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Hi I'm Douglas

Husband and father of three daughters. Convert. Baptized two of my daughters, Born and raised in New York.

About Me

I am a husband and father of three daughters. I teach high school history. I love to read, swim, and sit in shade. I love to travel and meet new people.

Why I am a Mormon

It was a long road. I realized that I never really had a personal relationship with Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ and I searched long and hard where I might find that relationship. In 1997 while working as a staffing manager for a major accounting and consulting firm I met some fine staff who I found out were "Mormons." I knew I had to find out what this "Mormonism" was all about. Thus began a ten year investigation. I read, but did not internalize the Book of Mormon, I read whatever I could, searched every Internet site. I realized that this might be my last hope, but I was not spiritually strong enough, nor open to the Lord’s call to be able to respond. I knew for all those ten years of reading and investigating that if I committed to this there would be no turning back, but I had hardened my heart. I also wanted to know God! And in a moment of what I can only call grace-filled I found the courage to hit that little button on the church web-site that said, "contact a missionary" and I felt great peace. Missionaries called and we set up a first meeting. Teachings continued and here I am. For the remainder of my days Elders Bedwell and McGill will always be "my missionaries." They are indeed men of the Lord, spirit-filled like the great men in the Book of Mormon. For the first time in many years I prayed on my knees and I knew in the deepest depths of my soul that Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ knew me and loved me. I found my direction home. It is with great joy that I can say, "I am a Latter-day Saint!"

How I live my faith

Daily prayer, reading and reflecting on the Gospels, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. Facing adversity with faith and confidence. Trying to be helpful where I can.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Pray. Ask God if this Church is true. As Him if this is the Church founded by his Son, Jesus Christ. Give some time to reading the Book Mormon and ask God, He will answer you. Show more Show less