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Hi I'm Glenn

I am a father and a husband. I am an attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy camping with my family. I served 8 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and part-time in the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard for 20 years. I love my country. I have deployed to Afghantistan, Kuwait and other places in defense of our country.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and know by the unspeakable power of the Holy Ghost that it is true. I know that the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. As I have lived according to its glorious principles, I have tasted of the sweetness of its fruits. I am a Mormon because I know that God speaks today, as he did in ancient times, to living prophets. As I followed the counsel of his living prophets, I have been blessed and protected. I am a Mormon because God's authority has been restored in these last days in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, including the priesthood power to seal families together forever.

How I live my faith

I strive to live to serve others, beginning first with my wife and children. I strive to be completely honest in all my business dealings.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Glenn
We believe that God loves all his children. So he would not deny any of his children the blessings of salvation in His Kingdom simply because they lived at a time or place when the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was not available to them. So, as Paul taught, the gospel is preached to those departed spirits. God has provided a way for those who receive the gospel there to to receive the saving ordinance of baptism through vicarious baptism for the dead, as performed today in sacred temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Glenn
No. We worship God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was the Lord's prophet whom we respect and revere, and for whose contribution to the salvation of men in these latter-days we are grateful to God. But Jospeh Smith was a man, and we do not worship men, but God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Glenn
Mormons believe in Jesus Christ. We believe he is the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh. We believe He is the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind. He is the promised Messiah. We believe that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and that no man can come unto the Father but through Him. We believe that through His Atonement, all mankind will be resurrected, and that those who follow Him will receive a mansion in His Father's kingdom. Show more Show less

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

Glenn
No. The Mormon church is non-partisan. The church does take non-partisan positions on moral issues. Members of the church belong to many different political parties in the countries in which they live and hold a variety of political views. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Glenn
The Word of Wisdom is the Lord's law of health revealed through His prophet Joseph Smith in modern times for the blessing of His people. Because our physical bodies are the "temples" of our spirits, as Paul taught, keeping our bodies free from addictive substances and from substances that would dull our spirits is important to our spiritual, as well as physical health. The Word of Wisdom counsels us to avoid alcohol, tobacco, tea and coffee. It counsels us to eat healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs, and meat in moderation. As we do so, the Lord promises us increased physical health and increased spiritual understanding. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Glenn
Testimony is a knowledge, which comes through the witness of the Holy Spirit, that principles and teachings of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ are true. It comes in answer to earnest and honest prayer, study, and pondering of those principles and teachings. It is affirmed as we show faith in those principles and teachings by living them. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Glenn
A ward or a branch is a local congregation of Mormons. A stake is a geographically-defined group of wards and/or branches. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Glenn
We need a Savior because all men sin and become unclean. No unclean thing can enter the Kingdom of God. So, without a Savior, none of us could return home to our Father in Heaven and enter into His Kingdom. But, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, if we repent and obey the Savior's direction to be baptized, we can become clean again, and return home to our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less