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Hi I'm Charley

im an uncle, a missionary, a friend , and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm nineteen and i love being a Mormon. I am a convert. I joined the church when i was 14. i have a twin, he is the greatest person ever. i also have other brothers and sisters. I'm currently on a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. I love to play soccer and foot ball, though i did not do it in school. I guess I'm your typical Uncle with, lots of nieces and nephews. it is amassing to see how much they grow. i hope some day to become a great dad as well. but until then i will devote my time to my God and My Family. At this time I'm not in college but in the future i will go. where too? i don't know. the most interesting thing about me is that i like to hike and i love to be outside just goofing off. i think it is interesting because i don't look like a hiker but i just cant stay away from the Great out doors. The reason is when you get to the top of a molten and it is quiet or you look around at the top and you can see everything it is amassing to seen and feel the things you have accomplished. i also like spending time with my family, especially my little brother. i like jokes i like to cook, and to eat food. I like to listen because it feels god to have people trust you, but most important like good old fashion fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I had an abusive Childhood, so i clang to the word of God. i knew that if truth and justice were on earth at one time they had to be here now or return shortly. Often i wondered why God would not Give us Mericles, or prophets, or more words from himself to direct us. these were very important questions. As A young man I looked for a light, for anything that could help me change my life. I tryed several Churches, but i kept thinking "This can not be right." there teachings dissagreed with the bible. soon my faith dwindeled i stopped beleaving in god. later i came apon Mathew 7:7 where it sais "Asck and you shall recive..." the tought occered to me and my brother to asck for a better way or at least to know the truth. (i did not know what i was ascking for.) if god could create the world he could help us out. This would pruve his existance. what i wanted was a mericle to occer right then but it didn't, it happed the next day. my biologicle Father and i were hanging sheet rock, he got a call, and he told me to get in the car we were going to the School somthing happened to my brothers and sisters. we got there and the people took us and put us in a home in Oroville, CA. we were litterally delivered from my abusive home. on sunday to my surprise my foster partnts said we were going to church. we got there and lisende to the peopel speek and there was a stering in side me something I felt before, when I read that scripture a good warm feeling. soon people were bering there testimonies and i recunised the Holey Ghost. My questions were ansered there are mericales on the earth, there are prophets the guide us and help us, and there are more scriptures to shed more light. i know and testify of the truth, power, and divinity of the book of mromom. like so many before me i add my testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. and the lds chruch.

How I live my faith

i am i missionary for the Church and i just got out. befor that i had many oppertunities to surve by being in qourom presidency in teachers, decans, and priest. i love to do surace in the comunity and have helpped my School by repainting. installing benches and a flag pol and many other progects. the campace is alot different now. other than a missionary i dont have any other callings right now but it is a hard and very important calling to fulfill and i hope to do good.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Charley
this is an intresting question. i have seen in my life that the answer is no. we all love everyone and should help everyone. if ypu need any thing it is a good idea to asck a member of the Church because they will not only personally help you but will bring an army to halp. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Charley
yes. the deffinction of a Christian is one who fallowes Christ and his teachings. the book of mormon does not replace the bible it helps us understand it and the book of mormon spreds inlightenment. as fallowers of Christ we are clasified as Christians. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Charley
the purpose of life is a very common qouston but it is an easy one to under stand Alma chapter 34 verse 32-34 answeres this question it tells us that life isa to come to earth be tryed and tested repent of out transgressions and to grow in fath and in will and "prepere to meet god" or doo all we can to return to god with out physicle bodies. we all have this oppertunity and ability i know if we try hard we can do it. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Charley
each sex has there things they are able to do because of the desins of god. why cant men have babies? the answer is very simple it is not the way god desined it to be. if there was wemon holding the pristood there would be no need for the men. wemon run the releef society a wemon only organisaction. and it is set p the same as the rest of the church. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Charley
 we have a great life we avoid poisining our minds with alcohol or unhealhty substances. by doing this we are able to enjoy life and also remamber tha things we did yesterday. we keep our houese rather clean fr two 20 year old men. we live with a focuse on tomarrow and plan to every day of our lives. other than that we have a normal life like every one else. Show more Show less

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

Charley
we belive that Jesus the christ is our lord and master. we trust in him and fallow his preseps. we also fallow his teachings from the scritpures. christ is a word that means the lord or the savior. james E. Tlmige, Jesus the Christ. we do belive him to be the son of god the only begotten of the father. and as so he was selected to be the savior of the world. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Charley
the prophet for the whole world to day is Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Charley
we belive in sunday best meaning you should where your best choths on sunday to be more proper. make shur it is modist. other than that we are just like all other religions as far as celiberting holidays. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Charley
 we belive that the holey ghost is a member of the god head that does not have a body. he is a personage that can enter our body and comunicate with our soles to let us know the truth of all things. maroni106 the holy ghost is also refered to as the comferter. jesus said "another will i send you also, a comferter."  Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Charley
becasue it is the word of god Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Charley
mormons or LDS peopel belive that through christ we can be saved. we belive in the resteration of the gosple of jesus the Christ by god through Jhoseph Smith, the prophet of god. the gosple is the basics of what we belive. Faith in the lord Jesus, Repentence of your sins, Baptisem by imersion of water, Reciving the Holy Ghoast , and Eduering to the End. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Charley
we belive it to be the word of god. we do regard it as holy scripture. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Charley
 the church finances it's operations through sacred money called tithing. it is a protion ten of the money that each member gians through out the year. also other things are ran using fast offerings and other donactions. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Charley
the atonement of jesus christ is the way that humans can return to live with god and our families forever. The atonement consist of three parts. first the suffering in the grden of geseminy. in the garden Christ takes appon himself the sins of the world and suffers for them bleeding from every poor. the second part of the atonement is the death on the cross in wish Jesue the Christ gives the final price for the world and dies for the sins of the world. The third and final part of the atonement is the rising from the dead. Jesus the Christ is the master of all and this includes death. by dyeing then rising he broke the bonds of death so that the world threw his example and by fallowing him would be able to excape death and be saved. jhon 316-18 the reasen he had to preform the Atonement is to do these things. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Charley
 we dont have paid clergies because the call is from the Lord. It is not a job. we belive that those who surve us should be our leaders, not those who would take advantige of us. in the book of mormon there is a famous king nemed Mosiah he was a good man and he ruled verry well. every thing he did was inspired of god. the diferince is that he worked amoung the people to support himself. he didnt just sit back and let everyone else pary for him. so we fallow his example. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Charley
the law of Chasity is what i like to call the bathing suit rule. don't look at or touch anything under a one piece bathing suit until you are married and only with that person when you are married. also avoid any thing that would cause you to be tempted to break this rule. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Charley
well each prophrt is typicly the senior apostle, but god really choses the prophet. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Charley
Temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred structures on the earth. Anciently, the Lord directed Solomon to build a temple (1 Chronicles 28:1-6). The temple is a place where God could dwell, and lead his people. this is an act that continuse still today. it is a house of revilation and learning. also many of the same covinents origanly practiced by the priest and high priest of the tempel are practiced now a day. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Charley
the money goes to all sorts of things from helpping the needy to bring the gosple to people around the world Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Charley
we continue to live and get reunited with our familys and friends once again. life does not end with death it is only a glimps in the space of time Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Charley
the survises are much like comunion. there is a prayer a song the administering of coumion (sacriment) then typicly three or more people will give speaches. like a serman that meeting last only one hour and fifteen minuets. after this there is sunday school for 45 minuets were greater learning of the lord word takes place. last of all is preestood and reliaef sosiety meetings were people meet to discuss the well fair of there soles. men go to one place women to annother Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Charley
if you pray and study the revilation that he give to his childeren, the book of mormon and the bible as well as teachings of the prophet, you will come to know him and see he is there. his mericals are all around us Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Charley
the preestood is god's permission to use his power here on earth to do good for others Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Charley
the gosple infasises that the family is centeral to god's plan for us. we need to have one to help us live Show more Show less

What is faith?

Charley
faith is knowing that good will come of what ever happens to us and just keeping your eye to the future Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Charley
we call our local congrigations wards. they are organised by geographic location. nomatter what you will learn the some thing in one ward as the next. a stake is a group of wards. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Charley
god has reviled his truth to man and has told us that coffe and tea are not good for us as well tobaco is not good for us so we dont ues thoes things. our law of health cautions us to eat meet spearingly not only in times of wenter or famen. and to eat lots of fruit and veggitables as well as grains Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Charley
We learn in the New Testament that baptisms for the dead were done during the Apostle Paul’s time (see 1 Corinthians 15:29), and this practice continues today. it is a blessing because it allows our ansesters to make the choice to except it our not. this will let us join them in the next life and be togeather for ever. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Charley
the gift of the holy ghoast is important because it helps us do the right things. it can lead us to people in need or worn us of danger or help us preform mericals. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Charley
no there are not Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Charley
they sperd the glorious message of the restored gosple of our go and how he loves us Show more Show less

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

Charley
you have to be baptised to join the church of jesus christ. however you also need to be baptised to make a full repintince of your sinns and the church of jesus christ is the only one that has the proper athority from god to do so. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Charley
well the chruch was origanally started by god long ago when adam was on the earth. then it has been lost and reastord several times in the past. Christ started it again on the earth when he was here. after his death it was lost beacuse the people were hard of heart. then... In the spring of 1820, a 14-year-old boy named Joseph Smith went into a grove of trees near his home in Palmyra, New York, and prayed to learn which church he should join. In answer to his prayer, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him, just as heavenly beings had appeared to prophets like Moses and Paul in biblical times. Joseph learned that the Church originally organized by Jesus Christ during His mortal ministry was no longer on the earth. Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. During the next 10 years, Joseph was visited by other heavenly messengers, translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God, and received authority to organize the Church. The Church was organized in Fayette, New York, on 6 April 1830, under the leadership of Joseph Smith. It has grown to an organization with members and congregations throughout the world. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Charley
missionaries not only vointeer to go on missions they also pay there way to do so. this caust approcimently $10,000. if the missinoary cannot do so they are provided the money by the mission support fund program. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Charley
well it is like doing somthing your parents dont want you to do then saying your doing it in there behalf. the athurity is them telling you you can do it. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Charley
eturnal life is simply as it sounds living for ever. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Charley
because we belive in the book of mormon the people who dont understand our religion have from the begaining call us mormons. Show more Show less