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Hi I'm Malcolm

I was born and raised in Michigan, graduated from college in 1963 and was in the Army for 22 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife, and I have been married since 1963. We have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. I enjoy Church activities, being a temple worker, photography, bird watching, woodworking, and reading. At age 61 I started playing the violin and have progressed to the point where my wife can generally recognize what tune I’m trying to play!

Why I am a Mormon

When our oldest daughter was born I remember looking at her through the window of the hospital nursury and a question came clearly into my mind that I had never considered until I was looking at her when she was just about 4 hours old: “What are you going to be when you are age 21 and how are we going to get you there?” Twelve years later, she was attending a neighborhood children’s bible study group and came home asking us questions about Jesus. We didn’t feel comfortable answering them except in a very vague way, so we started looking for a church to attend so we could learn. My next Army assignment led me to a place where we were introduced to a wonderful couple who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had a special spirit about them and were able to answer our questions. We accepted their invitation to be taught by the missionaries and were baptized and confirmed members of the Church. The Spirit witnessed to us that the Church was God’s true Church on the earth. That was back in 1975. It has made a wonderful difference in our lives.

How I live my faith

I guess how well I live my faith is for Heavenly Father to judge, not me. I try to live my faith by living the Gospel taught by Jesus. This includes going to church to learn, trying my best to practice what I have been taught, then seeking to learn more. I enjoy home teaching. My wife and I have been temple workers since I was released as a bishop, and for the past six years I have been in the temple presidency. We will be released as temple president and matron, respectively, at the end of October 2010 and after that we are looking forward to visiting with our family and accepting whatever church callings the Lord sees fit to extend to us.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Malcolm
"For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do" 2 Nephi 25:23 in the Book of Mormon. The grace of God, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, makes up the difference when we fall short of perfection, "after all we can do." So, if we do our best to live the teachings of Christ, it is then by the grace of God that we can receive all the eternal blessing that He desires for us to have. Show more Show less