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Hi I'm Damon

I grew up in Southwest Oregon. I have six kids, love to cook, write, listen to music and spend time with my wife.

About Me

I love to do a great many activities. I am a Dad and a Husband. I have four daughters and two younger sons. I love to listen to music. I love to cook. I love to write poetry and tell stories. I hope to publish some childrens books. I am currently attending college. The outdoors, especially the mountains are a favorite place of mine. This is after my home or the temple. I have a wonderful bride that I cherish very much.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and was baptized at the age of eight like most kids raised in the church. My conversion however happened many years later. My family life as a child was less than favorable towards the gospel. I had grandparents and a mother that were strong, but a father that wasn't. We didn't do a lot of things as a family to strengthen the family or a testimony. I struggled with my relationship with my heavenly father for what I thought were wrongs in my childhood that were allowed because I must have been a bad kid and a bad spirit in the pre-mortal life. I married outside the church and had four daughters, before the birth of our third my wife joined the church and I was active for the first time in my life and everything was great, until they weren't. Challenges came to our family after the birth of our third and my wife changed and in an effort to save my marriage I changed and turned my back on the church again, this time as an adult. We had our fourth child and the hole that was dug was deep and dark. Shortly after our last child the marriage ended and I was depressed and climbed out of one hole to only dig another. For years I struggled to forgive and find myself, I took one wrong path after another. My choices brought darkness, sorrow, fear, and a feeling of self-doubt into my life and the life of my girls in whom I was not setting a very good example. One day I decided enough was enough and I needed to change, I did not think I deserved anything special, but my daughters did. A couple of my daughters had some LDS friends and they were going to mutual and church with them for a few months. One night when they were at mutual I was looking through some papers looking for some files and I came across my patriarchal blessing and when I read over it and saw the warnings that were given to me knowing that they all had come true it was like the spirit hit me over the head with a 2x4. I started to cry because of all the decisions I had made and I never should have turned my back on the church to save a marriage. I went back to church the following Sunday for the first time in about ten years and the feelings of love and joy rushed through my body. I had already stopped doing a lot of the things I should never had started and I was able to get my priesthood blessings back within the next six months and about nine months after coming back I meet the most incredible woman of my life and we are now married. She brought two small sons into the mix so now we have six kids. She is in young womens, I serve in the primary and as Cubmaster. I know that I never what to feel the way I had and I am grateful for the gospel and for all the blessing I have recieved because of it. I hope that I can touch those that are struggling or have had hard lives.

How I live my faith

I serve in the primary at this time. I am also the Cubmaster, both positions are fun and challenging. I have taught sunday school. I love to do my home teaching, I am blessed to live in an area where we have a temple close, and many ward members live a short walk from my house. We try and do as much as we can as a family to strengthen it and build long lasting relationships and bonds.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Damon
The church believes in grace, however in the New Testiment; James chapter 2 verse 20 it reads that "Faith without works is dead". There is a misconception that many have about the LDS church that we believe that we can earn our way into heaven. Grace is a wonderful gift that we all can take advantage of. We do not feel that we are perfect and we can become perfect before we die, and that is when grace steps in. However, if one has faith in Jesus Christ, true faith, then they will do works just as Jesus showed us through his example when he was on the earth. You see, one can't have true faith and say they are truly Christian and not do works. They go hand in hand, to have faith, you have works. We are Christians and we believe in Jesus and he did works and he's asked many times for us to "follow me" so how can we not do good works when we believe in Jesus Christ and want to follow him. When our time is done on this earth, we will all fall short and grace is what helps us in the end. Show more Show less