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Hi I'm Lee

I live in Tennessee and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have the opportunity to work and travel with my wife all over the country and some parts of the world. I have been in contact with many different kinds of people from all walks of life. I love diversity and I love how different one place is from another. My interests include anything technology, hiking, camping, photography, scuba diving, framing and mounting pictures, running, playing board games, and, of course, traveling.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that Jesus Christ and God the Father appeared to Joseph Smith to restore the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I believe that God continues to call prophets just as he has for thousands of years. Just as Moses, Elijah, and Peter, the present-day prophet leads and guides us as God directs him. He helps us understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helps us stay on the path of discipleship. I am a Mormon because I know that God and Jesus Christ live. I am a Mormon because the Holy Ghost confirms to me that all this is true.

How I live my faith

I acknowledge first and foremost that without Jesus Christ I am nothing. I am an imperfect and weak being. It is only through his grace and atoning sacrifice that I can be forgiven of my sins and progress in this life. That being said, I try to live my faith by following and being a disciple of Jesus Christ. I try to follow his example and obey the commandments he has given. I try to serve others and love my neighbor. I try to put God first, family second, and everything else after that. When you see through the eyes of a disciple of Christ, everyone regardless of who they are or what they've done is a brother or sister in the family of God. My beliefs shape my entire outlook on life. I know where I come from. I know who I am. I know what I'm here for. I know where I need to go. I hope that how I live my life is a reflection of that knowledge.

What is the Law of Chastity?

The law of chastity is one of those eternal laws that God has defined from the very beginning: the powers of procreation are to be used only between a man and a women within the bounds of marriage. God takes the power to create or take a life very seriously. God’s children all deserve to come into this world to loving parents who are happily married and who center that marriage on Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, most people in the world today disregard the law of chastity and justify their actions as doing what is ‘natural’ or ‘what feels right.’ Learning to control all our passions and desires (whether they be sexual or otherwise) is a big part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family relationships are one of the few things you can take with you after you die. We are all one big family. We are all interconnected from Adam through the end of the world. The family unit was setup as the core, the center, of everything that we do in this life. Each member of the family has responsibilities to the other family members to help all to grow, learn, develop, and become what God wants us to be. Parents teach and raise their children according the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Children grow in light, wisdom, and understanding. Within the walls of the home we learn love, patience, tolerance, respect, reverence, and other Christ-like attributes that help us to become better sons and daughters of God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is our literal Father. We are his offspring. He love for us is unconditional and is so deep that it surpasses our understanding. As a father, God wants what is best for us. He wants us to become like him. He has given us laws that will bring us eternal happiness if we will choose to follow him. He has sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the price for our sins when we fall short. He wants us to return to live with him again. He is aware of everything we do, think, and say. He listens—waiting for us to talk with him through prayer. He answers—in his own time and in his own way. He speaks to us through his Spirit. He speaks to the world today through his living prophet. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The writings in the Book of Mormon come from over a dozen ancient American prophets that lived between 600 B.C. and 400 A.D. One of those prophets, Mormon, took the writings of his predecessors and abridged them into a single book which we know as the Book of Mormon. After Mormon’s death, his son Moroni wrote some final sermons and hid the abridged book in the earth where it would lay for over 1400 years before being given to Joseph Smith, Jr. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

This has been a hot topic lately and let me be very clear that the church does not condone or look down upon those that have homosexual desires and tendencies. On the contrary, the church reaches out to those that struggle with it. We view homosexuality as any other human desire that goes contrary to the laws of God. Sex was given to create children within the bounds of marriage--not to be misused in any other way. Thus, just as the church would reach out to and try to help someone struggling with drugs, it would do the same thing with those struggling with same-sex attraction. Show more Show less