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Hi I'm Oran

I can live with my wife not just "until death due us part," but "for time and all eternity." I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my sweetheart Ashlee in May of 2011 for time and all eternity in the Manti, Utah, LDS Temple. I love to sing and act. I served an honorable full-time 2 year mission for my Savior in the Great Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission. I love the people of Louisiana and Mississippi so so much!

Why I am a Mormon

Although my mother was a member, my father is Catholic. They didn't want to baptize me into any religion, they wanted me to choose for myself. My mother in not active in church at all, and could care less if I was a member or not. I was baptized when I was ten, but stopped going to church around age 12. I became somewhat "anti-Mormon" even though I was surrounded my all my Mormon friends. My friends all kept trying here and there to get me to attend church with them, but I refused. Eventually at age 19 I moved out to go to college with some friends who were active in the church. I was finally talked into going to church activities, and eventually church. I started dating an LDS girl, and she broke up with me after 2 weeks of dating. She said she couldn't marry me because I didn't have a temple recommend. I didn't understand at all why that was so important. I decided I'd try to figure out what the big deal was and read from the Bible only. I couldn't find any answers for some reason. One night I decided to read from the Book of Mormon... In two weeks I was finished with the book and I knew for a fact that the Book of Mormon was indeed a true record. I know without a doubt in my mind that the gospel of Jesus Christ is full only in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Priesthood power of God is here on the Earth. We have a living prophet just like in the days of the Bible. Christ lives and He is there to help us when we need Him. Amen.

How I live my faith

I love to go on exchanges with the missionaries. I love to bring up how the gospel has blessed my life, and share those blessings with others.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

You can and will gain a greater sense of your Heavenly Father's love for you and you will gain a greater recognition of His plan for all of us. You will have more peace in your life and you will have a desire to do good. You will receive the Spirit more strongly in your everyday life, and it will be easier for you to communicate with God. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

A record of ancient scripture. Show more Show less