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Hi I'm Norman

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved away from home after my sophmore year in high school to live with my Aunt and Uncle. My mother, being uneducated, thought it would a better finishing high school with them in hopes I would go to college and be a successful individual. It was during Junior year when some members of the LDS church befriended me and I met the missionaries. After six months of investigating the Church, I was baptized. A little more than a year later, I served a mission in New York City. After the two year mission, I went to school at BYU-Idaho where I graduated in Business Management. I have a passion for finance and currently work for the government as a regulator of credit unions. I'm married with one child. I like to spend my free time with my family and working on special home finance projects.

Why I am a Mormon

I began learning about the "Mormons" from those who oppose this church. From what I was taught , I had a real dislike for the Mormon religion. When I moved in with my Aunt and Uncle between my Sophomore and Junior year in high school, the only people that wanted to be friends with me were the Mormons. Though I didn't like their church, I did find something in common, their values. I was very religious and found that they had many of the values I believed to be taught in the Bible. Through half a year of battling my new friends over differing doctrines, one of my friends told me I wasn't serious about wanting to know if their church was true or not. His remarks stung, because it was true. At the time, I was convinced that my views were correct, but I didn't want to have a "hard heart" and I wanted to accept all the true teachings of our Heavenly Father. Though I had prayed many times to know if the Church was true, I never was serious. After my conversation with my friend, I finally said a sincere prayer to know for myself if the Church was true. A few minutes later, I had the distinct impression that it was, including the doctrines I didn't at the time believe. Knowing that Heavenly Father spoke to me through his Holy Spirit, I decided to be baptized. It has been over 10 years since my baptism and I have never regretted my decision. I've had many moments where the Spirit has whispered to me that the Church is true. I can't imagine my life without it. The teachings of the Church has brought me happiness that I would not otherwise have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live daily the teachings of Jesus Christ. Though I am not perfect, I continue to try to keep the commandments. Jesus said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." Paul also told the members at Corinth, "Ye are our epistle written in our hearts." To me this means that if we truly are desciples of Jesus Christ, then we will exemplify the Gospel in our daily lives.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that the family here is like the family we left in heaven. When we marry as a man and women and then have children, we are following a divine design of our Heavenly Father. After all, we are all his spiritual offspring! Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Priesthood is the authority given to men to act in the name of God. Without God's authority, we would not have his permission to preach his Gospel, baptize others, or conduct other godly acts. Show more Show less