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Hi I'm Cordell Vail

I Love being a Mormon and it has brought many blessings to me and my family

About Me

I grew up in Utah but left there when I was 19 to go on a full time Mission for the Mormon Church. I went to Finland. I so grew to love the Finnish people. I have had the chance to go back there two times now and I am still amazed that there were people there who remembered me after all these years and they were amazed that I can still speak Finnish... well somewhat. I hope to go back to Finland again someday as a temple missionary. I started college but I got drafted in my senior year. I got married and then went right into the Army. I went to Fort Bliss for Basic Training then to Ft. Dix New Jersey for Advanced Infantry Training, then to OCS at Ft. Benning Georgia. I became an officer and went to Vietnam. I served in the 25th Infantry Division at Cui Chi . I was in the 27th infantry company as a platoon leader. I had many spiritual experiences while there that saved my life and the lives of all my men. I have written a book about my experiences in Vietnam called, “Divine Intervention On The Battle Field”. It is on my web page for others to read. My wife and I have worked with the deaf for many years and I have create a free web page to help deaf people find work. We love working with the deaf and hope to have an impact for good in their lives. We have 6 kids. We live in the the Seattle, WA area and have many wonderful friends just like we did in Utah, Georgia and North Carolina. There are wonderful people no matter where you live. Friends are worth more than gold.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teen I went to every church I could find including non-Christen churches. The more I searched the more I realized what I already had. Without a living prophet in the church as in ancient days, the people in the other churches seemed to all be in confusion. I was amazed when I would ask a minister of one religion a question then go to another minister of the same religion and get a totally different answer. I have encouraged my children to go to other churches as well. You can only appreciate what you have when you have something to compare it to. I found wonderful people in every church I went to, but I did not find what I was looking for anywhere but in the Mormon Church.

How I live my faith

I have found that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought many blessings to me. Especially to my family. I have been so grateful for the support of the Mormon Church in raising my family. The principles of faith, prayer, and obeying God’s commandments that I have come to better understand by being a Mormon has been a blessing to me as a Father, Husband and Friend to others. Christ said, “If you love me, keep my commandments”. As a family we have tried with all our hearts to do that.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Cordell Vail
Being Born Again and the Consequences of Sin--- I am so amazed each time I meet a minister who teaches his congregation that all you have to do to be Saved is to confess Jesus. And then teaches them that once Saved, no matter what you do, you will still be save in the Kingdom of God. I feel the ministers are doing their congregations a great disservice by not also teaching them the consequences of those sins in this life, Saved or not! They don’t seem to include in their sermons on being saved what would happen to your relationship with your spouse if you committed adultery, Saved or not! They don’t seem to be emphasizing what the consequences of the sin would be if you robbed a bank and went to prison, Saved or not!. What quality of life would you have in this life if you lost your family because of your addiction to drugs or pornography, Saved or not? I want to be a witness to the world that there are consequences for sin in this life. Christ said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” John 14:15. The Ten Commandments are not “The 10 Suggestions”. If we break the commandments we will lose the Spirit of God in our life, Saved or not! If we lose the Spirit of God in our lives then we lose our hope and peace and happiness in this life, Saved or not. That is the very purpose of this life. It is to find joy, happiness and peace. Our family is the most precious gift we have. If we do things that will destroy our family, then what do we have left, Saved or not? Show more Show less