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Hi I'm al townsend

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Florida joined the church in 1963.

About Me

I am sixty eight years old retired I`m a father of four sons, eleven grand children and five great grand children. my dear wife passed away Dec 5th 2009 it`s been very hard to ajust not having her, but I`m thanlful for the knowledge I have about the here after. I know that I will be with her again in the spirit world when I pass away with this knowledge it does make life easier. We were self employed most our life equipment rental business. I like to fish in the gulf at ceader key fl , me and my sons spend as much time as we can there.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in another religion when the missionaries came to my door I let them in just to be nice. then I agreed to let them teach me about the mormon church when they told me about the the church having twelve apostles , as I was growing up I always thought the church of Jesus Christ should be set up like His origineral church , so the missionaries continued to teach me and I gained a testimony of the book of mormon .I have truly got to know my Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus christ and I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and the gospel in I`ts fullness has been restored to the earth by the power of our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I go to Church every sunday , and attend other meetings during the week .I read and study the scriptures every day I pray to Heavenly Father daily . I teach a class on sunday to the the older men . I visit serveral members once a month ,as part of a program the church has to help take care of the members. I am envolved in the missionary effert of the church.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

al townsend
We as mormons believe that there is life after death, and Heavenly Father loves all his children ,and those who died with out the gosple of Jesus Christ should have a chance to here about the gospel . as they are taught in the spirit world we here on earth that have the authority perform these baptisms for those that are dead. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

al townsend
This is where Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith, in answer to Joseph`s prayer as to which church he should join. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

al townsend
A testimony is a spirtual witness through the power of the holy Ghost that Joseph Smith did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and he did restore the gospel in its fullness back to the earth by the gift and power from God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

al townsend
We believe when we die we go to the spirit world and were greeted there by the loved ones that have gone before us . with this knowledge it helps me to deal with the loss of my wife i know she lives now in the spirit world and when i leave this life i will be with her again. What a wonderful thing to know. Show more Show less