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Hi I'm Phil

I grew up in New Mexico, USA, but now live in the southern states. I'm a Mormon and would like to tell you why.

About Me

Interests I have are gardening, hiking, and athletics. I play softball for my church team in the local city league. I am the father of three boys and three girls, and seventeen youth call me grandpa. My wife and I have been developing the perfect marriage for 39+ years. She's basically there...I'm trying to catch up!

Why I am a Mormon

My membership in the Mormon church dates back to the middle 1800's on both sides of my family. However, I choose to be an active and heavily involved member because I know deep in my heart that it is Heavenly Father's true church on the earth. The Holy Spirit has confirmed to me many times that what I am taught, and the religion I practice, is the absolute truth restored to earth in this final era of the earth's mortal existence. I am thankful to know that the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's chosen Prophet to teach and show us what we must do to be able to live again in His presence.

How I live my faith

I am currently active in several areas of church service. My wife and I teach young single adults in Sunday School, focusing on the Old Testament this year. I am the chorister for the men's weekly priesthood meeting, and also sing in a choir composed of members from several congregations in our area. I also serve as the clerk for our church organization comprised of thirteen congregations. My wife and I regularly attend services in one of our church temples nearest our home. In years past, I served as a Bishop, which is our title for the leader of a local congregation.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe that there are three Gods of which we know God the Father, his son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. We believe that these are three distinct individuals, with God the Father and Jesus Christ having physical bodies of flesh and bone, like us. The Holy Spirit has not yet received his body of flesh and bone, enabling him to carry out his special duties in service to us. God the Father is the ruling power of the universe, under whose direction all things have been created. Jesus Christ is our mediator with the Father, and our personal Savior, inasmuch as we conform our lives to His teachings. Show more Show less