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Hi I'm Paul

I'm from Kansas City, born and raised. I'm a newly converted Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 33 year old divorced man with a 7 year old boy. I work as a Union Electrician for a living, but for fun I play with computers, electronics, and amateur radio. Politically, I am liberal, although I live a slightly conservative lifestyle.

Why I am a Mormon

For years, I have been an agnostic, in search of the truth. I've always had a great amount of respect for others faiths, but could never quite grasp how they could know. About a year ago, a couple of missionaries were walking by while my son and I were playing in our front yard. They stopped, looked at each other, and came back to talk to us. I was interested in what they had to say, so I agreed to meet with them from time to time for candid discussions on religion and faith. We met for several months, reading from the Book of Mormon, and trying other concepts that were foreign to me at the time, like praying, and going to Church. I began to notice this great calmness, relaxation, and clarity when I met with the missionaries. Finally, I realized that these as well as other signs were the Holy Spirit beckoning me. At this point, I was ready to be baptised. After my baptism, I have continued to pray, read the scriptures, and to be active in the church. I have been blessed with such a great life, and I have an added strength now that I know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are there for me. I still meet with some hurdles, some of them very difficult, but I know that by keeping my promises to God that all will be okay.

How I live my faith

Every week I go to church on Sunday morning. There is a service, followed by a sunday school class, and then finally another meeting of my peers. I get so much out of church, not only spiritually, but emotionally. I have learned more about the Church, and I have also found myself closer to the Holy Spirit. After being in the Church for a few months, I was given a special assignment to be a home teacher. As a home teacher, I have a teaching companion, and we go to a couple of church families every few weeks. We usually have a topic to discuss, but we also check in on the family and see if we can do anything to help them. One of the greatest parts about home teaching is that I'm not only the teacher of these great families, but I'm also a student. I always come home at the end having learned something new. Finally, a good friendship develops out of these home teaching assignments. Mormons often carry a stigma of proselyting. I don't like to push my beliefs on anyone, but I would love to tell you how I feel about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Really, all Mormons would love to tell you! But seriously, if you ever meet me, don't be shy. Say what's on your mind, ask any questions you have. I would love to tell you why and how I have come to these beliefs, and I will stop talking about it whenever you want.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Paul
One of the greatest gifts that God has given us is the gift of eternal families. What that means that even though our life here on Earth is limited to a relatively short time, after our mortal existence ends we will be reunited with our loved ones. This has given me a strong motivation to rekindle my relationship with my family, and to do family history work to learn more about my ancestors. Show more Show less