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Hi I'm Coleman

I'm a Mormon. I Grew up in Louisiana. I am a retired Auto Shop Teacher. I love cars.

About Me

I am a retired Automotive Teacher. I taught 24 years in High School and 3 in a Technical College. I have been happily married to the love of my life for 31 years. We have 6 children and 4 grandchildren, two of which are adopted. I enjoy hiking, back packing, fishing, hunting and playing racquetball.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Mormon Church at age 14. My Mom, Dad and 5 siblings joined at the same time. At age 17 I decided I had had enough religion and fell away. My life gradually became empty, dark and, less and less happy. The more I did the things I thought would make me happy, the less happy I became; not much joy and not much peace. At age 24 I decided to get back involved with church and my life began to change. I rediscovered what really makes people happy. I began praying again and going to church. I also began a practice of reading a book called the Book of Mormon each day. I know it is a true book, because of the way I feel when I read and study it. I love my Savior and am so thankful for His willingness to give His life so I can have a better one.

How I live my faith

I have served in many capacities in the Mormon Church such as Sunday School teacher, Boy Scout leader, leader & teacher of youth and adult groups, etc. Currently my wife and I are serving an 18-month mission in Western New York. We teach people who show interest in coming to know Jesus Christ better and help them overcome challenges through faith in Him. It is hard being away from children and grand children, but we enjoy helping and serving people, and know that God is taking care of our children as we take care of His.

Are Mormons Christians?

Coleman
One way to tell if a person is a true follower of Jesus Christ is the life they lead. Someone once asked, “How can you tell if a person is a Christian"? He answered his own question by saying, “By the way he treats other people”. By that standard Mormons are some of the most Christian people I know. They seem to always be around when disaster strikes. One Katrina Hurricane victim said something like, “There are only two organizations that are doing any body any good down here; The Mormons and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." She did not know that these two groups are one in the same. I find that true of many people. As Mormons we strive to follow the example of the Savior by serving those in need. I would rather see a sermon, than listen to one, any day. Christ said,“By this shall all men know, ye are my disciples, If ye have love one to another” John 13:35. And yes we do believe the Bible to be the word of God also. I love bible stories, especially the Old Testament ones, like David and Goliath, and Joseph who was sold into Egypt. Show more Show less