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Hi I'm Ron

I have lived in many cultures and areas of the United States. My career is in Public Health and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I've lived in 11 different states and five of those states were on or near Native American, Alaska Native reservations. The past 19 years have been spent in the United States Public Health Service. I love family activities and travel to different parts of the world. I know that everyone in the world has common needs and desires of happiness. The adventure and challenges that I have encounterd has given be a broad respect for different cultures and traditions. Most people that I have encountered have wonderful and diverse backgrounds that help me see the blessings in my life. I have found threads of truth in every culture I have experienced. The whole truth of the Savior Jesus Christ and the eternal nature of the family are the core of who I really am.

Why I am a Mormon

Currently, I guess that I am a minority in the church. I have multiple generations that belonged to the church since shortly after it was organized in 1830. One of my ansestors, on my mothers side, even baptized one of the prophets. Is that why I am a Mormon? Definitly not. I know this church is true because I had to know. My father was not a member and had some experiences that gave him some hard feeling toward the church. If I did not know the Gospel of Jesus Christ is found in the church, then I would have left the church. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about the truthes that it teaches everyone who reads it with an open heart and mind. Many times I have felt the Holy Spirit whisper to my heart and soul that it is true. That is why I am a Mormon. I am thankful that my ansestors found the truth and embraced it. I am thankful to be a pioneer for my fathers side of the family to embrace the truth and bless them.

How I live my faith

My faith is part of who I am. I have always felt that being a latter day saint involves being the best person you can be. I strive to be an example of a believer in what I do and the way I act. I am not perfect and I struggle some times but I know that through small and simple things the Savior will be close by me. I pray a lot and study the scriptures Old and New Testiments with the Book of Mormon. I love to talk to others about what I find and want to know their view. I find that most people have never thought of how the scriptures relate to our lives now. I travel to many congagations of the church in the area that I live and have the oppertunity to speak often. I study and pray over the topics that I speak about. Each and every time that I feel the spirit when I speak, I have seen the impact that the word of God has on others and I am humbled to be an instument in His hand.

Are Mormons Christians?

I would answer with a resounding yes. Jesus Christ and his atonement is the cental figure in all that we believe. He suffered the sins of all mankind. He died on the cross and was ressurected so that all will live again. Mormons are the most Christian people I know. We do not limit the power and majesty of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His powet to comfort, save and heal mankind is limited only by mankind's disbelief. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Church services are reverent and uplifting. There are three seperate meetings on Sunday. The most important Sunday meeting is called Sacrament meeting. There are a welcome and opening Hymn sung by the congragation with an opening prayer. Then any buisness is taken care of. After that the most important reason for the meeting takes place. The emblems of the Savior (bread and water) is prepared, blessed and passed to the congragation. This is the same as the Last Supper when the Savior broke bread and wine then blessed it then gave it to his twelve apostels prior to His sacrifice. Then there are a few talks on gospel subjects with a closing Hymn and prayer. The other meetings on Sunday are Sunday School and instuction to the men (Priesthood) and the women (Relief Scociety). There are also classes for the young men and young women along with the children. All are welcome at all the meetings. In fact, we invite and encourage our friends and neighbors off all faiths to come and worship with us. We love to fellowship and visit with others. Yes, even you can attend church. Use this website to find a meeting house closest to you and we will be glad to welcome you. Show more Show less