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Hi I'm Cody.

I'm a Father, husband, and marketer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an average guy who enjoys other people. I love musical theater, camping, and spending time with my family. I enjoy taking my family on vacations to see and experience new places and perspectives. I have four wonderful children and was blessed to marry my very best friend (best decision I ever made).

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to wonderful parents who have taught me to love God and respect others. I am grateful for pioneer ancestors who sacrificed emensly so that their families could worship according to our beliefs. And, although I have been a mormon all of my life, my conversion to Christ was a process of learning principles, feeling the spirit confirm the truth, and then living in accordance to those truths to my best ability. I am the most happy when I continually follow Christ's example.

How I live my faith

Currently I'm the second counselor in the Bishopric (like a helper to the Bishop) in Newburgh, IN. My favorite "callings" were working with the 12-18 year old young men and the Chorister for little kids (loved that one). I like helping to organize various activities, but I most enjoy helping others in need.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Cody.
As Jesus taught in John 3:5, baptism is essential to "enter the kingdom of God", or be with God when we die. Of course, there are SO many people who have and will die never having heard of Christ and his gospel, so it would be unfair for them to be kept from our Heavenly Father for a situation out of their control. Because Heavenly Father loves us, he prepared a way for us to be able to obey His requirement to be baptized, even for those who lived and never had the opportunity. Baptisms for the dead allow for someone to stand in place of the deceased and be baptized on their behalf. The deceased individual can then choose whether to accept this baptism or not. They are not compelled or forced to accept the baptism in any way. I have had many wonderful and peaceful experiences while participating in baptisms for the dead in the temple. I can feel the joy from those who have been waiting for this exciting step in their progression toward Christ. As Paul told the Corinth saints (1 Corinthian 15:26-29), one of the wonderful effects of Christ overcoming death is a path for the dead to access blessings that come from baptism into His church. Show more Show less