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Hi I'm Lamar.

I'm a school teacher, a songwriter, and a daddy of four.

About Me

Throughout my life, I've had a love of literature, poetry, philosophy, film, toys, cartoons, and music!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answered and continue to answer the questions of my soul! As a 20-year-old college at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I began reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I believed in God. He had answered my prayers throughout my life. Now I wanted to know if he had revealed universal truth to mankind. I read the scriptures with this question in mind: Are these the words of God or the words of men? As I read the Bible, beginning in the book of Genesis, I believed that no one could or would make this up. It would have no personal benefit to any author. Soon thereafter, I met missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They taught me lessons about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation, and they invited me to read from the Book of Mormon. Late at night, the words of this book answered the questions of my heart: Why do I need a Savior? How can I draw closer to God? What is real happiness? Ultimately, serious soul-searching and prayer led to an unmistakable conviction that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

How I live my faith

For me, my faith is a personal relationship with God. I want to show Jesus I love him by keeping his commandments.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Lamar.
Tithing is an ancient law, dating back at least to when Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek. Tithing is an opportunity to exercise faith in God, sacrifice a portion of one's worldly possessions, and thereby receive the blessings of heaven! (See the magnificent promises in Malachi 3:8-11.) Show more Show less