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Hi I'm Corey Freebairn

I'm a husband, a father, a Child of God and oh, by the way, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Southern California with sunshine and sports. I first travelled abroad when I served a church mission in France and Switzerland. Since then I have travelled the world touching six continents (I don't expect to visit Antarctica any time soon) and visited more than 60 countries. I like spending time with my family, I like fixing old cars, and I love aviation.

Why I am a Mormon

For me it all comes down neatly to the Book of Mormon. Either it is true or it is not. I have read it (more than 30 times now), but more importantly, I know it is true. A record of God's children, like the Bible, it came forth in our day (these latter-days) in purity--unchanged by teachings or philosophies of men. Since I know it is true (and anyone can), it was easy to realize that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, a prophet lives today, 12 apostles testify of Christ to all the world, and the priesthood (the power and authority to act in the name of God) is active today on the earth. With that knowledge, I have no choice but to be a "Mormon", a card-carrying, true-blue-through-and-through-dyed-in-the-wool Mormon. Ready to care and ready to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly. I participate in church-related activities almost daily. Daily, I pray in secret and I pray with my spouse and with my children. We meet on Sunday or Monday nights each week and have an evening together. We share talents, sing songs, play games, or do family activites. We invite people to our home to be with us. We believe that we are literally building the "church and kingdom of God on the earth" with our fellow men. Because of the blessings and ordinances of the temple, we hope to be together throughout all eternity in the "mansions prepared" for us by our loving Heavenly Father.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Corey Freebairn
If Mormons only helped Mormons, I would have missed out on rich blessings in my life. Jesus said love everyone. Mormons SHOULD be as good at helping others (of any faith, nationality, race, etc.) as anyone on earth. My church promotes service to the community and neighborhood. I love my neighbors (who are not Mormons by the way) and we help eachother as all neighbors should. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Corey Freebairn
Here's an answer I gave a young friend of mine recently when he asked me this very question. I said, "Don't bother! Don't join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints UNLESS you know the Book of Mormon is true. When you know that (as I and my fellow-latter-day saints know it), then becoming a member is easy..." I then explained how the missionaries can teach and interview a baptism candidate and they have the authority to baptise. The way is pretty straightforward from there. A person will also find that there are a lot of people who are willing to share and help along the way. Show more Show less