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Hi I'm Marc

I'm a Mormon. I was not born one. But have been one for the past 17 years & live in Colorado .

About Me

I grew up in southern Colorado on a farm. I moved to central Colorado area when I was 13. I enjoy hunting, camping, and fishing. I have 3 kids, one who has autism. I am currently between jobs after working for a company for 13 years and getting laid off. This time off has given me more time with my family. I am starting a new job at the end of August.

Why I am a Mormon

My first contact with the church came when I was 13 years old; one of my friends in middle school was a member. I knew something was different about this family. They had different standards than other people. They did not drink or smoke; they held family prayers and talked about the book of Mormon and a living prophet in today’s world. I always knew I would join the church I was just not ready yet, even thou I knew it was true. This family never gave up on me. They treated me with love and kindness to this day. I did not get baptized until I was 21 years old. I have been active ever since that day. I was the only member in my family at that time. I went to a few other churches before joining the lds church. Most were great at having coffee and treats or a cool band, none had the spirit that comes with the the fullness of the gospel of Jesus of Christ .I always knew there standards they hold is what I want for my kids and family.

How I live my faith

I find great joy in serving others. This is a church of service and helping others. It is wonderful to see the youth serving others or the young men help out an elderly sister. There is no paid clergy so everything done is out of love for others and trying to be like the savior himself. I enjoy teaching others about the gospel and they joy it brings into my family’s life.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Marc
This is one of the greatest blessings of not partaking of alcohol. Before I was a member I used to go out with friends and we would drink. I saw some of the stupid things that can happen while under the influence. What might seem like fun one minute can change the rest of your life. I always said nothing good ever comes out of drinking, doing drugs or using tobacco. Most people find coffee the hardest to give up I had no problem doing this. I knew that amount of caffeine is not good for the body. Studies have been done and found that Mormons live longer on average than somebody who partakes in the items above. Show more Show less