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Hi I'm Ed

It changed my life when in 1965 I became a Mormon. I'm still a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in England and within the Church of England faith as a christian I was baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was a single 24 year old student in Nottingham England. Through church activities I found the right girl for me and married Cyndy five year later. Now I'm still married and we have eight children,three sons and five, daughters. All but one are grown up and lead their own lives in their own homes. One remains at home, whom we adopted when I was 60yrs old from within our extended family. All our ,family have had the advantages of being taught about Jesus Christ and are free to choose for themselves. I have lived mainly in the UK in various locations, and have also lived in Germany with my family and through work visited most European countries. During my working career I have worked for local authorities, private practices, government offices, myself as self-employed and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a qualified Architect, but also along the way have received Computer Aided Design skills, Quality Assurance management qualifications and Health and Safety training. Primarily I would call myself an architect, but after 40 or so years practicing as an architect I retired in 2008. A year later I developed life threatening cancer of the colon, then had heart attacks. I have survived until now 2014 and still lead a modestly active life .

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Then one has to have answers to: Why should one have faith? Is there a God? Who is Jesus Christ? What is the purpose of life? Is there life after death? Do miracles really happen? Was there a life before birth? And many more questions come to mind in our lives. The 'Mormon' church is really the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, it has given me answers. Why shouldn't it if Jesus Christ is at its head and the same organisation now exists upon the earth as Jesus established himself. This is why I became a 'Mormon'

How I live my faith

The Lord gave us commandments. I'm trying my best to live up to those commandments. My personal commitment was made through making promises at baptism and each week remembering that by attending church and taking the sacrament, a reminder of my baptism, and especially remembering Jesus Christ. Part of that is visiting others, watching over each other in the church, and where permitted others in our neighbourhoods, helping others find out about Jesus Christ and his church, as I am doing now.

What is being a Mormon like?

Ed
It can be as different to each person as there are differences in each person. The Lord Jesus Christ asks us to 'keep my commandments'. Most christians know what the Ten Commandments are. They are laws. Each Mormon, or Latter Day Saint, does what they can to obey those laws as well as such other laws which Jesus Christ gave to us, and also the laws of whichever country we live in or visit. To be brief it is to be the best we can, keep trying to be better, and raise our families with in our communities or neighbourhoods to follow the same ways. We honour our parents, keep fidelity on our marriages, and seek to set the very best in good standards wherever we may be. We are only human so we make mistakes and Jesus Christ gave us repentance as a means of wiping these 'sins' from us and starting again. We just keep trying. God will judge us in the end according to what we know of his laws and how well we kept them. Overall we just try to have a joyful happy life knowing that this life is only one part of our total existence. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Ed
A testimony is one's personal witness of the truth of something. Within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints there are many facets which become visible to us a truths. One cannot get it all in one go, so progressively as each facet becomes clear we have gained a testimony of that one thing, and as time passes we gain a composite 'picture' of the truths Jesus Christ and all the prophets ancient and modern have taught. I could make a long list of principles and teachings within the gospel but I recommend that you explore any topic about which you would like to know more by visiting our beliefs in mormon.org or lds.org. It is a spiritual experience so add prayer to your enquiries. Show more Show less