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Hi I'm Bruce

I was raised Lutheran near Hibbing, Minnesota, and now I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an Engineer (U of MN) working on FDA-regulated medical product testing and documentation. While growing up, I had received inaccurate and negative impressions about Mormons. Later, in my twenties, I was invited to hear a message by the young missionaries. Because of strong disapproval from my family and friends, I carefully and intensely investigated the Church for several years before joining. Nevertheless, I am stronger for these challenges, and I feel very confident and happy to have finally found the Truth of these things for myself and my posterity.

Why I am a Mormon

My intense investigation confirmed that I was not giving up any of my important Lutheran beliefs. In fact, the LDS “restored” gospel is the most INclusive (least EXclusive) version of Christ’s salvation (doctrines) to be found, and fulfills Martin Luther’s reformation-quest for a fullness, not found since the church of Christ’s original Apostles. The Book of Mormon (another testament of Christ) and the LDS Church have brought me true-happiness and incomparable joys, tied to sincere sacrifice that brings profound inner peace, confidence, and unity. I will never, ever give them up and I fully expect it to grow, and last beyond the grave into the Eternities.

How I live my faith

I’ve worked hard and sacrificed for many things in my life, and I’ve never found anything more worthy of my time and efforts than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am continually awed by the greatness, authority, and righteousness of the Book of Mormon and the LDS Church, and all those who contributed to bring them forth. If you love the Bible, then you will surely enjoy investigating "the Book of Mormon" and the LDS Church. I believe they have inspired some of the greatest sacrifices and accomplishments of the past two centuries. They testify of Christ in a remarkably complete and authoritative way. They help explain the mysteries of God, of Christ, and of the Bible; and of their prophecies, messages, and knowledge that cry out to be known before Christ can come again.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Please don’t blindly take my word on this, nor anyone else’s. These matters are much too precious and important. I desire that you and your posterity find out for yourself on these matters. And, I promise you will never regret taking some time to get your own answers on this. Whether you choose to join or not, you will never regret your efforts towards any of the questions related to these things. I can assure that God aches to speak to you, especially about these most important and precious things. It is quite easy to understand and find the truth about these things. You should skim through the Book of Mormon's pages, introduction, title page, etc. But, like any book of ancient scripture, it helps to have an experienced guide explain some of the unfamiliar background and context. Look on www.Mormon.org and LDS.org for free and easy videos, summaries, and other helps. And, please don’t be afraid to request help from the young 18-20 year-old full-time missionaries you see biking around your neighborhood. They labor innocently and without guile, and I believe they are the very best way to get non-threatening, living-personal answers on these matters, in your own home and on your own terms. Lastly, you should exercise your faith in God, and in His desire to answer your prayers, especially on any matter of such importance as this. Show more Show less