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Hi I'm John

I'm living. I'm loving. I'm learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a small town kid, living like I belong in the big city. I am lucky enough to work doing what I love - creating great ads and brand experiences. I work with creatives and therefore, get to experience so many parts of the world. But no matter how satisfying and exciting my work may be, my family is the heart of who I am. My wife is full of richness and love. My 4 kids are reflections of every good part of the two of us together. The 5 of them are my joy, my challenge, my reward, and my salvation. There's not much about me personally that is fascinating. I love soccer and dream that in another life I would play for a professional team somewhere in England. Of course, my wife and kids would be there with me, so I could coach their little league teams.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was a Mormon first because my parents passed along a great tradition and respect for living the principles of the gospel. I am a Mormon today because the doctrine and hope of the gospel is sustaining me through trial and despair. I lean on the doctrine. It has not let me down. It has not wavered and continues to prove it's worth. I have not understood it's depths yet it has understood me to my core. I love the gospel. I love the Lord. And I am given hope again and again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith very sparingly at the moment. I read, ponder and have a prayer in my heart. My religion at the moment is family though. I find my every waking moment filled with growing kids or with nurturing a relationship. These are the places where my religion lives and is practiced. I give where I can. I rest whenever I can. I hope that I live in such a way that will afford the Lord opportunity to mature me.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

When being baptized, it is important to remember that you are choosing to follow Christ. You are joining a cause. You are learning to submit your will. You are asking for the grace of Christ to be with you. You are being born again, and with Christ as the father of your new life. Show more Show less