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Hi I'm Elton

I grew up in Northern Indiana. I've served in the Army. I'm a Grandfather and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the father of 8 wonderful children, with one of my daughters currently serving a mission. I love to cook and I enjoy sharing receipies. I really enjoy playing the guitar or trying to, and I love to paint. Reading is a pleasurable hobby of mine, as is playing golf (when I can keep it on the fairway). I enjoy meeting and sharing the diversness of people, their cultures and experiances.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time of my youth I often wondered why there were so many different churches, what were the differences between them and why were there differences of doctrine even within the same denominations. I was always curious to know what gives one man the authrotiy to dictate anothers life, lifestyle or beliefs. I felt that God most certainly had one church in the beginning and if he is the same "yesterday, today and forever" that would still be the case. At a young age I was aware enough to know that if God felt his people needed a prophet in the days past.....where is todays prophet? The answers to these and many more questions were provided when I discovered the restored gospel thru The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

As taught in the early Christian church, I believe that one's faith grows thru regular fellowship and worship. My church has no paid clergy positions, so very many opportunities to serve the church are available in conducting these services, from building preparation to teaching and administrative. I feel also that in exercising one's faith, we should render service to each other. Jesus Christ taught that when we provide service to the least of our neighbors, we are providing service to him. It is an expression and outward demonstration of our love for Christ and our Heavely Father. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, being service oriented, provides so many opportunities to serve our fellow man and our community in every day needs, spiritual needs and also emergency situations.