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Hi I'm Mark

I love my girls. My wife is beautiful, and I am one lucky Mormon.

About Me

I am married, and have 6 beautiful children, 5 daughters, and 1 son, ages 2 to 11. I work for a a local company in their Information Technology department. I spend any extra time with my family, doing things like boating, playing games, going on walks, working in the yard or other projects, and just being together. My family, my faith, and my relationship with God is the focus of my life and what brings me the most joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the knowledge and happiness it brings to my life. As I rely the teachines of Jesus Christ, and keep God's commandments, I have received great joy and fullfilment. I belive that our Heavenly Father truly knows us each uniquely, and cares about are well being. I know we lived with Heavenly father before coming to earth, and that he wants us to return to live with him. Through the Book of Mormon, the Bible and other latter day revelations, and personal answers to my own prayers, I feel guided by God in my life, and inspired daily. I know the Joseph Smith was a prophet called by God to restore great knowledge and happiness to God's children. I feel great strength as I study and ponder the truths taught by prophets. I know Jesus atoned for our sins and died for us that we might be forgiven and be able to return to heavenly father. Because of this great gift and knowledge, I know I must help my heavenly brothers and sisters be happy and return to live with God.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in a way that reflects my beliefs. I belive in being kind to others, being non-judmental, forgiving, and giving others the benefit of the doubt. I also belive that we can have fun and enjoy humor in life while doing all good things. Other than being with my own family, I find the greatest joy while working with and helping others. I have also really enjoyed any church assignments where I work with the youth. We live in a troubling time, but the youth have some much strength and can do so much good in the world.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Mark
No one is elite that goes to a temple, they have simply decided to keep God's commandments, be baptized, and enter into special coventants with God. Temples are places of learning, where you can be sealed together as a family and live for eternity together. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Mark
Through donations by church members. I pay 10% of my income as a tithing, which has brought be great blessings. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Mark
We belive that all who are born on this earth will be given the gift of resurrection, through Jesus Christ. This means that one day their spirit and body will be reunited, as Christ was in his resurrection, and will live forever. We also belive that those who are faithfull in keeping the commandments, after receiving proper ordinances, such as baptism, gift of the Holy Ghost, will be able to live with God forever. This is eternal life. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Mark
The purpose of life is to learn to be happy through keeping God's commandments, love others, and return to live with God again some day. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Mark
To share the teachings of Jesus Christ , give everyone the opportunity to know of God's plan for each of his children, and return to live with him some day. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Mark
We believe that all will make mistakes and sin in this life. We belive that no one can live with God that has sin. Through repentance, and the Savior, we can become forgiven, clean and pure from our sins, which will allow us to live with God and our families. Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Mark
As stated in the Bible, in Malachi 3:7–12, We belive in donating a generous fast offering to our church. Through this donation, those through-out our communities, and the world are blessed. We also belive in giving of our personal time and talents to helping others, and in general, sharing what God has given us with others. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Mark
Mormons belive in seeking all good things, which to me means: seeking good health, knowledge, being kind to others, and serving and giving assistance others. I also enjoy excercising, trying to eat healthy, spending time with my family, and keeping the commandments. We believe that working hard in life gives us happiness and joy. I like to go boating, waterskiing, wake-boarding, hiking, and any activity that I can enjoy with my family. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Mark
Faith is not only beliving that God exists, but is also believing that he can and will bless us in our lives with the things that we desire, and ask him for, that are good. Faith also requires action and effort on our part, to do that which is good, working toward all good goals and causes. Though we may not yet see the results of what we desire and work for, faith is knowing that God will bless us in a way that is best for each of us. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Mark
We belive that the Holy Ghost is a spirit being, who is also a member of the Godhead. God, our father, and his son Jesus Christ, are the other two members of the Godhead. The Holy Ghost can talk to our heart and to our mind, and guide us in our lives. This is how God answers prayers and gives inviduals personal guidance and feelings of peace. Show more Show less