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Hi I'm Geoff

I am from Mesa, AZ. I love my church and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a lot of interests, but right now I am focused on work, school, and family. I recently received my Bachelor's Of Science in Psychology and am going to school to obtain my MBA. When I get some spare time I enjoy learning about technology, reading and watching the news, watching basketball, working out, and learning more about health and wellness.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Latter Day Saint (or Mormon) because I have a testimony that the principles that I live are given to me directly by our Father in Heaven. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that we have a living prophet and apostles that walk the earth today and teach us what God's will is. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and contains words just as sacred as the Bible. The Book of Mormon doesn't contradict the Bible, it helps us to understand the Bible better. I have learned for myself that these things are true, independent of anyone else. I know that you can know that if these things are true as well if you want to know these things for yourself with all your heart and do whatever you can to obtain the truth.

How I live my faith

I center my life around my family. I try to work hard and build a better life for them and not concentrate on my own selfish pursuits. I don't drink or smoke. I don't put myself in places I shouldn't be. I surround myself with people who believe the same as I do to help strengthen me. I actively participate in my church. I am an assistant leader to the 9 year old boys in our church.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Geoff
We believe that during the early days of the church certain men were commanded by God to do so. They were righteous men and they actually had a hard time complying with this commandment of the Lord. Similar commandments were given to Abraham in the old testament. It had nothing to do with men's lustful desires for other women. If they were there are much easier ways to do so, but they were not. These righteous men were simply trying to keep a commandment of the Lord. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Geoff
We absolutely are! The official name of out church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We have named our church after the Savior himself. We believe in Him and we try to be like Him. We acknowledge his death and that is actually a central part of our religion that He died and was resurrected. We don't put emphasis on the cross because we want to celebrate the fact that He lives, not His death. We are not perfect, but we know that Jesus Christ is perfect and He has commanded us to be even as He is. Show more Show less