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Hi I'm Bruce

I'm an Engineer I'm a Dad I'm a regular Family Guy I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an Engineer for the world's largest computer company. I love the companionship of family and friends. I enjoy games and sporting activities with them. I enjoy good music. I'm one of 5 children. Grew up in Utah, but have not lived there for 15 years. My oldest brother died in '97 and left behind a wife and 5 daughters. Was I ever bitter about it? ... no. In fact, my faith in Jesus Christ lifted me and my family! I believe in the Resurrection of Christ, and I believe that we will all live again and can be with our families forever. I have a family of my own, too ... a lovely wife and 5 great children! We are not perfect, but we are working at it. Without Christ, I think family life would bring despair -- thinking that all this happiness will come to a bitter end. But I know that our relationships and love for one another will go on forever -- because of Christ!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon. But is that why I still am one today? No! All faithful members of this church have taken the personal steps to seek out, 1-on-1 with God, whether or not His Gospel is true ... and I'm no exception. I have read the Book of Mormon dozens of times. I have asked God if it is true. He has answered my prayers and told me that it is! I think it a miracle that God does the same for everyone's humble prayers. I am not perfect! I have my faults, but God is still there to lend a helping hand, to lovingly show me my errors, and to forgive. This I know!

How I live my faith

Faith is a word of action .. a verb. My faith is not just what I believe in my heart, it is what I do everyday to show Christ that I am His disciple. I volunteer at school. I help with community clean-up projects. I organize youth activities. I'm a visiting preacher once a month for one of the congregations in a rural small town. I visit local church members to check up on them and to give them a message about Christ. I read His Holy Word and pray everyday. I try to be a good neighbor.

What is being a Mormon like?

Bruce
Every member is encouraged to serve in some capacity. Someone may be a greeter at the door of the church. Another may teach one of the children or young adult Sunday School classes. Other, more experienced members, are asked to head up one of the organizations. Members should also expect a visit to their house from other members -- usually about once a month -- for a brief discussion and Gospel message. New members will have to be patient with us "old" members. We say church related words that will seem strange and foreign. Also, some members are really good at welcoming and befriending new members, while others seem to prefer the status-quo and wonder, "Why's that person here?" But, ya know ... we are all different and on different levels in terms of trying to be like Jesus Christ -- but we are all trying! Adding your unique gifts and talents to a congregation may be just exactly what they need and what you need, too! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Bruce
We have a scripture that says, we are "saved by grace, after all that we can do." There are a lot of people that think Mormons go about doing a lot of work and service because we are trying to work our way to heaven. There is absolutely no truth in that! Yeah, we work hard, but it is because that is what Christ taught ... and did. We are all trying to be like Jesus. We are trying to have more love and charity in our hearts. We are trying to serve our fellow men and women. We are trying to share our blessings with others. We are trying to teach our children, and each other, the things of Christ. But, in the end, we are nothing without Christ and His Grace. No amount of work on our part, without Christ, will get us to heaven. We believe "in doing good to all men." And we believe that through the Grace of Christ "all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel." Show more Show less