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Hi I'm John.

I'm an Entrepreneur. I'm a Father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a proud father of 5 children, as well as an entrepreneur and small business owner. I've been involved in Internet marketing for over 15 years, and have had the chance to travel all over the U.S., Canada, and other parts of the world teaching Internet business strategies to tens of thousands of individuals. When I'm not working, I enjoy skiing, golf, and spending time with my family outdoors here in Utah... or sometimes just doing Family History on the Internet.

Why I am a Mormon

Life has certainly not been what I expected or hoped for. I guess for most of us, it's the same. I have encountered far too many bumps on my road that I didn't anticipate. Unfortunately, some of those road blocks I put there myself through poor decisions. I know what my life is like with the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life, and I know what it's like without it as well. I simply know that my life is so much better... more peaceful, more focused, and more joyful... when I am choosing to follow my Savior, Jesus Christ. Life is hard enough on its own, without adding to it through mistakes of our own accord. As a Mormon, I've found that I can constantly use the healing and strengthening power of Jesus Christ to make this life so much easier to travel.

How I live my faith

To me, living my faith first boils down to the simple things. Personal prayer and reading the scriptures daily give me the strength to withstand the daily stuff we all deal with - as well as the temptations that may come our way. I love learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ, and serving in the Sunday School helps me to do just that. I've also gained a great love of doing Family History research online. It is absolutely amazing what technology has done for helping us to connect with our ancestors! As part of a "younger" generation, I feel it's our gift and ability to use the Internet and technology to help with connecting to our family history like never before.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

John.
Cults are traditionally defined as a practice which may seem "strange", requiring a higher level of devotion or involve "rituals". Unfortunately, many people assume that Mormons are a cult simply because many members are more actively devoted to practicing their religion in following Jesus Christ. Where many churches these days are more "passive" in their participation, being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can certainly be considered more "active". Temples are also often misunderstood because of their apparent "secret" nature. Actually, the activities that take place in the Temple are simply sacred, and involve basic elements such as baptism and marriage, but on a more eternal scale. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

John.
Actually, I think more people are asking the question, "What is the purpose of MY life?" For each one of us, that answer may be different. We all have different talents, gifts and abilities. We also all come from many walks of life and circumstances. To me, we best come to answer this question for ourselves when we first create a personal relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ, and we seek to follow Him. Then we can find our personal answer to this question. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

John.
The simple answer to this question is no. Church members are encouraged, however, to be active in matters that affect their cities, counties, states, and country. Probably the most glaring example of the Mormon Church not endorsing political parties would be the presence of Harry Reid - D and Orrin Hatch - R, whom both are US Senators and both are member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can't really get any further to the "left" or "right" than those two senators, yet they are both Mormons. If the Church endorsed political parties, than obviously one of these two men may be considered "wrong". Instead, I praise both men for being the type of men to care enough about their country to stand up for their own thoughts and principles about politics and this country. Politics is an integral part of our society, on both the national and local levels. I feel it is a privilege to be involved in politics, regardless of your political affiliation.  Show more Show less