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Hi I'm Anthony

I grew up in San Diego, California. I love baseball. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was very fortunate to be able to marry my high school sweetheart. We've now been married for 37 years, have six wonderful children and fifteen wonderful grandchildren. To help bring in a little extra money in our early married years, I started DJ'ing - birthday parties, wedding receptions, bar & bat mitzvah's, anything - and still haven't quite retired from it. I've tried a few times but I keep getting pulled back in. I was able to baptize my wife into the church when we were in high school, I've baptized each of our children and I even had the honor of baptizing my mother-in-law. I've been a member of the church since I was eleven and my parents divorced. My mom wanted to start going back to church and we had friends who were Mormons so she called them and asked them to have the missionaries come and teach us. The rest, as they say, is history. I love baseball. I can relate any problem in life to baseball and find a solution. And as a fan of a team that hasn't done too well over the years, I've learned a lot about endurance, patience and loyalty - traits that I can apply to other areas of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I was always drawn to attend church meetings. My parents usually weren't interested so I would wait for the bus to come by on Sunday and pick me up. Back then, I really didn't care which church I attended, as long as they worshipped Jesus Christ, I was happy. When the Mormon missionaries first came to our home, they came primarily to teach my Mom. I usually hid by my bedroom door and listened. I was fascinated by the story of Joseph Smith. The memories I remember the strongest were the feelings of how much everything they taught made sense and filled in the gaps from what I had been taught in the other churches. Since that first time that I prayed about the church, I've never doubted that it is true. Over the years, that testimony has just gotten stronger and stronger. I have learned that through obedience to the commandments, a person can feel joy in their life even when things seem to be falling down around them. I have turned to the Savior many, many times in my life and he has always been there to love and comfort me. Even though I feel unworthy and inadequate to receive so many blessings, he continues to pour them out onto me.

How I live my faith

I am not what I would consider 'the brightest bulb on the tree' so I have always had the philosophy that I would work as hard as I could to live the gospel. I've always tried to be wherever the Lord wanted me to be. That hasn't always been easy. Hiking with the scouts, attending early Sunday morning meetings, going to weeknight trainings - I've always tried to be where I was supposed to be. And I don't remember ever being disappointed that I was there. Somehow, I've figured out that there was something for me to learn each time. Sometimes I didn't realize it right away but the lesson was always there. But it's really the simple things that build your faith and testimony - daily prayers, scripture study, keeping the commandments. This gospel really is simple. And wonderful.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Anthony
The knowledge that this is the true church can only come through the Holy Ghost. Most of us won't see a vision or have some mighty miracle to tell us the church is true. Through reading the Book of Mormon and sincere prayer, the Holy Ghost will whisper through the still, small voice that Joseph Smith is a true prophet and saw the Father and the Son in the sacred grove. Once you gain that testimony, the rest of it will fall into place. Show more Show less