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Hi I'm Sam

I'm a Business Professional diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), I grew up in Utah and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Phoenix Arizona in 1974 and am the 3rd youngest of 8. My Mother and Father divorced when I was 13 years old and though it was difficult, I always believed that my Father in Heaven would take care of me and my family. In 1993 I went on an LDS mission to the Sao Paulo Interlagos Brasil Mission. Now I am 39 years old and married to the most beautiful woman that God created. My wife and I met at a "Murder Mystery Party" in Logan, Utah in 2000. I instantly felt a bond and a week later I asked her on a date to the Logan Temple. 5 months later we were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Fourteen years later we have been blessed with 6 wonderful children. Having come from a broken home I had many behavioral problems in elementary and junior high which ranged from C's and F's. I just thought I wasn't smart. In time I was able to learn how to study and eventually graduated with an MS degree in Financial Planning. However, it wasn't until after I had been married for 4 years when I discovered I had ADD. I can honestly say that Heavenly Father made up the difference during those years. The most important thing about me is my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true living church upon the whole face of the earth. I know this as I know the sun rises. I have had a burning in my heart which as testified to me that God lives and that this church is true.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I choose to follow the spiritual impressions I receive from the Holy Ghost that help me understand eternal truths. I have prayed personally and ask God if this true is not true and I have felt the confirmation from the Holy Ghost that it is indeed the only true and living church upon the face of the earth. As a missionary in Sao Paulo I prayed one night to know of the existence of God and to confirm to my heart and mind that what I was doing was the right thing by being in the mission field. Without a sure way of explaining my experience, my heart swelled from within and the Spirit of God manifested itself to me, a 19 year old young man, that I was indeed doing the right thing in my life at the right time. Since then I have had countless experienced with the Holy Ghost that continue to bare witness of Heavenly Fathers love and existence. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true and that the Book of Mormon is scripture from God.

How I live my faith

My family and I work hard each day to pray and draw closer to our Father in Heaven. We love to have Family Home Evenings and all of us participate with prayers, scripture reading, the lesson, dessert, and a fun activity. We look forward to it each week as we try to learn of our Father in Heaven as a family. At work, I seek to share the gospel with those around me. I was on a trip to Chicago, IL several weeks ago and on the taxi cab ride back to the airport I had a nice long discussion with the cab driver. He was a young adult, about 23 years old, and was studying Chemical Engineering. He was from India and was hoping to go back and contribute to there. We spoke a lot about his faith in God and Jesus Christ and admonished him to read the Book of Mormon and to visit www.mormon.org to learn for himself if this church his true. I don't anticipate hearing from him again but I know that as I bore my tesitmony that he felt the Holy Ghost bare witness of the truthfulness of my words.

Are Mormons Christians?

Sam
Yes, Mormon's are Christians. Why? Well, what is a Christian? A Christian in my mind is someone that believes and strives to follow the example of Jesus Christ? Are there not hundreds of church's in the world that worship Jesus Christ that consider themselves Christians. The name of our Church should answer that question: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We believe that the Savior himself died for us and that only through Him and by Him can we return to live with God again. Jesus Christ is the center of our religion as the key figure that suffered and bled for each of God children. As members of the Mormon faith we begin our prayers directing them to the Almighty God, even Heavenly Father, and we end our prayers by saying, "In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." Again, a manifestation of our faith and belief in Christ, our Savior. Show more Show less