Hi I'm Oak Norton
I'm a Mormon and I love the scriptures.
I'm a happily married man with 5 wonderful children. I grew up in Pennsylvania and came to Utah after serving a mission for the LDS church in Houston, Texas. I enjoy playing games with my family, creating music, playing and coaching soccer, learning more about the scriptures, and studying history (which I never took an interest in while I was growing up).
My parents were converts to the church a few years before I was born so I grew up in the church. My father was in the military at that time and when an LDS fellow came on base and started talking about the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost being 3 separate beings, my father said it resonated with him because he'd always believed that even though his Episcopal church didn't teach that concept. My parents then began meeting with the missionaries to learn more and eventually joined the church after gaining a divine witness that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. Growing up in the church is no substitute for your own testimony, so as I grew I read the scriptures and prayed to God for a testimony of my own. I came to know God lives and that he is concerned with every one of us. He wants us to be happy and has given us commandments to guide us into paths of happiness. I know the Bible and Book of Mormon are true books and the stories and miracles they contain are true accounts. I know if a person reads them and asks God if they are true with real intent, meaning you are committed to do what action would be required if God blesses you with this knowledge, then I know God will reveal the truth of these books to you by the power of the Holy Ghost.
I try to live a life of constant incremental improvement. I know my shortcomings and that God knows them too. I believe he gave them to me as a challenge to overcome them so I could be a better person. I believe our challenges shape our lives and that by overcoming them with God's help, we gain greater strength to accomplish the Lord's purposes for our lives.