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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a husband, a father, a speech language pathologist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have an incredible family. I am married with 3 children. I am a partner in a pediatric therapy business and practice as a speech language pathologist. I enjoy backpacking, skiing and other outdoor activities with my family. I serve at a local leader for the Boy Scouts of America.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My parents took me to church each week and taught me from the Bible, Book of Mormon and other scriptures in our home. I always felt good about the things I learned but as a junior in high school a teacher challenged me to read the Book of Mormon on my own and to pray and ask God to see if it was true. When I did this I felt the good feelings that I had always felt. Since then I have had many experiences that have tested my faith. I have gone to prayer and the scriptures for help. Each time the my faith has been strengthened. Through these small but significant experiences I have learned that those good feelings are the Holy Spirit teaching me that God lives, that Jesus Christ is His Son. I have learned that Jesus Christ is my Savior and through the mercy and grace of His sacrifice I can return to live with God again with my family if I do all that I can to follow His teachings. I have also learned that the church is true and that the Book of Mormon is true. I am a mormon because I believe I have received an answer to my prayer that the things I have learned are true.

How I live my faith

Every day I kneel in prayer with my family in the morning and in the eventing. Before evening prayer we read the scriptures together. We are striving to have love be a constant in our home. We spend time working around the home. We go as a family hiking, going to the lake, skiing, playing games at home, and I strive to live by this article of faith. 13We believe in being bhonest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing egood to all men indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we fhope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to gendure all things. If there is anything hvirtuous, ilovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. Joseph Smith.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Mark
The scriptures teach that if we don't know something we can ask God and he will tell us if we truly want to know. See James chapter 1 verse 5 in the Bible. If we want to know if God lives we can ask him through prayer. Our relationship with him is personal and we can know directly from him. At the end of the of Book of Mormon there is a promise Moroni 103-5. 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. If we read, think about it our hearts and ask in faith through prayer we will know through the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost generally communicates to us through our feelings. Galations 522 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, I believe Mormonism is true. I have found out for myself. You can too. Show more Show less