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Hi I'm Phil

I'm a Mormon. I was born in the early 1940s and grew up in South Carolina.

About Me

I am a retiree of Fluor Corp. and have been well traveled and had a very diverse career. Their are many different industries with which I have been associated. I was married to the same wife for 46 years and she died. I have recently remarried 10/24/2011 to a wonderful lady that shares my religious faith as did my deceased wife.   

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and in fact a rare 4th generation member from SC. I feel very blessed to have had this all my life. I can assure you though as everyone must, I had to gain a testimony for my self. I cannot remember not believing in Jesus Christ but never really realized how real Satan is until serving a mission in England. I can attest with certainty that he will do anything and all he can to lead astray God's children. I have lived long enough to see the blessings in others and my own life when we study, pray and practice what Jesus thought and continues to teach through his servants the prophets.  

How I live my faith

In the Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America I was presented with the Silver Beaver award an award given by peers for recognition in service to the community and young men. I strive to assist my brothers and sisters in this sojourn in mortality to find, accept and live the redeeming grace of our Savior. I have been abundantly blessed as I have served in many capacities both in church assignments and the community. Church assignments have been in all youth programs including Scouting, Sunday School and various leadership roles. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for the sacrifice of his son Jesus Christ. The one that offered himself as ransom for me, that I might not be in Satan's grasp forever. All he asks is that I follow his example and where I fall short he has offered redemption through his Grace by way of repentance.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Phil
We believe that we lived with our Heavenly Father and are his spirit children. He had us come to earth to gain a body and have this mortal experience and therefore we are literally brothers and sisters. We believe at death our body and spirit separate to be reunited at the resurrection which is the free gift of Jesus Christ. We then will receive our reward merited by our actions according to his word as we understood and practiced it. Family was and is the central and basic unit of our Father in Heaven's Kingdom. I have full expectation to live again as a resurrected being with my resurrected family as part of that greater heavenly family. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Phil
We believe that all that we have comes as a gift from our Heavenly Father. He does not need our money, however this is a way for us to exhibit our faith and bless others lives.I would much rather have 90% with his blessing than to have 100% and be on my own. Show more Show less