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Hi I'm Jeremy

I grew up in Alabama. I'm a graduate student, a preschool teaching assistant, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in the middle of a divorce I didn't want, so times are hard right now. I have no children, though I look forward to being a father someday. Because I love children, and I love teaching, I'm working as a preschool teaching assistant while I search for a graduate assistantship. I want to be college professor and teach writing. I also work part-time in the evenings as a media researcher and contributing writer for a local student success company. In my spare time I write; I'm currently working on a fantasy novel. I'm an avid reader, and I love games: pretty much every kind there is.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ, and I have a desire to draw near unto Him. I believe in His power and grace, and that He and His Father (Who is also our Father) continue to reach out to us today through prophets and apostles. I believe in the organization of His Church in ancient times, and in the reorganization of His Church in modern times under the same rules and with the same priesthood. I'm happy to be a part of His fold. I'm a Mormon because I've read Christ's words in the Book of Mormon, I've prayed to know if the book was true, and God has answered my prayer. I feel His presence as I sit down to read His words and as I pledge myself to His work. One of my favorite scriptures from the Book of Mormon is Ether 12:6: "I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith." Faith in the unseen can be hard at times, but faith in Christ is the one thing that has always brought me happiness and peace. I consider that to be my witness.

How I live my faith

I work to help train and provide for teachers in several of the Sunday Schools in my area. It's a big calling, and I'm still very new to it. Sometimes I feel like it might be too big for me, but I know that God can help me to do things I wouldn't be able to otherwise. I love knowing that when I serve God's children, I'm also serving Christ as His disciple and follower.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Jeremy
I go to the temple every opportunity I get. I do it so I can worship the Savior and learn more about His plan for the salvation of mankind. The temple is a holy place because it is dedicated by the Lord as His House, and as such His presence can be felt there. It is because of that holiness that all who enter must affirm their faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and following the commandments and teachings of Christ. This all has to be done by the proper priesthood authority, in keeping with how Jesus went to John the Baptist to be baptized. Only after this process is a man or a woman worthy to enter the House of the Lord. When we do enter the House of the Lord, the instructions and guidance we receive there are sacred as well, and we are instructed not to discuss them, even with each other, in any other place than within the temple walls. These are blessings that can be received nowhere else, so in order for any of us to receive them, we must enter the House of the Lord. Show more Show less