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Hi I'm Bruce

I'm a Mormon and a convert to the Church

About Me

I grew up with two brothers and came from a broken home. I saw parents trying but not succeeding. I graduated from high school and was married by the end of the year. The following year I joined the US Navy and spent 6 years in the service of our country. Three years of that time I spent on a SSBN Submarine. After I was discharged we moved our family to the Ozarks and began raising our family. I joined the Fire Dept and spent 31 years serving our community and retired as a Captain. I joined the church in 1977 and have never looked back. We are about to serve a mission and look forward to the oppurtunity to share the Gospel and serve others.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I was able to learn and understand through prayer and study that The fullness of the gospel has been restored to the earth and that it can bind families together for time and all eternity. It has taught me how to overcome adversity and better deal with everyday life. Not every day is a bowl of Cherries but with the knowledge that I am a son of God and that He loves and cares about me gives me the strength to face life's challenges. I love the interaction of members and non members alike. I try to lead and teach by example even though I am not always the best at it. That is why I am so thankful for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died that we might live and return to our Father in Heaven. I rejoice in knowing that as I make mistakes in life I can go to Church with a broken heart and contrite spirit and partake of the sacrament and renew the covenants I made at Baptism, to take upon me The Saviors name and always remember Him and keep the commandments which are given to me. My Testimony is this: I know that God Lives that Jesus is The Christ and that He Lives and has redeemed the world from their sins as they come unto him. I am grateful for the young Joseph Smith who as a young teenager with a pure heart went before the Lord on bended knee in a grove in New York to ask which church he should join. God told him to joing none of them and that the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ was soon to be restored. The power and authority that Jesus himself has has been restored to the earth. I know that from the time the Church was organized to this present day the world has not been without a Prophet who communicates with our Father in Heaven. I know that that prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. The Heavens are open is my Testimony in the Holy name of Jesus Christ. Amen

How I live my faith

Over the years I have served in various callings. I have served as a home teacher whose responsibility it is to visit families a least once a month and assist them in their spiritual and temporal needs. I have been a leader over the adults, youth and primary age children. I have been a Scoutmaster and have served as a Stake Mission President responsible in assisting 12 congregatioins in their missionary efforts. I have served on the high council in our area overseeing and helping with the needs of all our local congregations. I am currently serving as First Councilor in our Young Single Adult congregation. What a blessing it is to serve these young people and see their lives start to unfold. I have had the opportunity to assist in our yearly Emergency Preparedness Fair which serves the local communities and gets bigger and better each year. As I look back on my life in and out of the Church it has been one of service. I love to serve others in whatever capacity I can.

What is being a Mormon like?

Bruce
Being a convert to the Church I have been on both sides of life. What I have found because I was one, is that most people don't know anything about the Church. I to this day have people think I don't believe in Jesus Christ. Yet the Name of the Church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So sometimes being a Mormon is difficult but it allows for open dialogue and you being able to get clarity. Show more Show less