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Hi I'm Wade

I'm a Mormon and so much more.

About Me

I'm a married father of five children living in Utah. I have been a member of the church my entire life. I served a mission for the church in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. I work as a forensic civil engineer. As a family, we enjoy the outdoors, watching movies, and playing games. I love music, soccer, and fixing/building things.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found that being a member of the church surrounds me with good people that look to serve and care for one another. I am motivated to help others as well. My faith in Jesus Christ has helped me through many challenges and struggles in life. I spent a few years wandering away from the gospel; luckily, I eventually realized that the gospel could restore the happiness and personal fulfillment that I was yearning for.

How I live my faith

The easiest way to be a so-called "good Mormon" is to help others, whether in a formal church calling, as part of a one-time service activity or project, and especially during day to day life. As we serve others, we end up serving the Lord. Service also soothes our own worries and helps us bring others closer to the kind of life everybody hopes for.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Wade
We believe in the Bible because it contains the writings of God's prophets and his teachings for us. The Bible is a witness of the divinity and reality of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament helps us to realize that God prepared his children for the birth and ministry of his son, Jesus Christ, as early as the days of Adam and Eve. The New Testament contains the beautiful story of the Savior's birth, the accounts of his miracles, the testimony of his death and resurrection and subsequent ascension into heaven. The Bible also relates the events that will lead up to his return to Earth. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Wade
Scriptures teach that marriage is a sacred promise between a man and a woman and that the greatest expression of love between a husband and wife is in the ability to create human life and to bear and raise children together. God's plan is focused on bringing families back to His presence. Human biology (a small portion of God's laws) requires a man and a woman to create life. Both the father and the mother of a child should be a part of a child's upbringing and development as each one fulfills a unique and divine role. Each of us is an imperfect person that has done something against the will of God. Some people lie, steal, or deliberately harm other people. Some people say dirty words. Some people openly reject God and his teachings. We all sin differently, and none of us is without temptations and trials. Some individuals are tempted with strong attractions to others of the same gender. They are tempted to act on these feelings, just as another person would be tempted to lie or steal or sin in some other way. Simply having these feelings or being tempted in any manner is not a sin, but if an individual acts on any temptation, he or she has committed a sin. Homosexuality as a sin is clearly taught in the Old and New Testaments as well as in modern day revelations through God's living prophets. However, just as we don't reject someone because they have stolen something or hurt someone else, we should not reject someone who struggles with homosexual feelings. Show more Show less