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Hi I'm John M.

I'm a Mormon, father, worker, and service-giver.

About Me

I'm a father of 9, and I've been married for a sweet 16 years. I'm an accountant. I was out of work for a while and it wasn't fun, but currently employed. I enjoy reading and playing games with my children. I enjoy losing to my son in foosball. I exercise regularly, and I have ran 1 marathon. I help out in cub scouts and enjoy it. I would like to teach my children the importance of hard work and service to others.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon, and I've been Mormon my whole life. When I was about 10 or so I understood that the Lord loved me. When I was 14 I read the Book of Mormon, and felt the warmth of its pages. Since then my belief in the Savior has increased.

How I live my faith

There is a scripture that says "when you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God." I serve my cubscouts, my Sunday School class, and my family, and my co-workers. I read the scriptures, I pray to see what the Lord wants me to do, and then I try to carry it out. I try to be friendly to everyone I see, and try to make everyone comfortable and at ease.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

John M.
The restoration was needed because God wanted to bless us, so His organized authority was re-established. We haven't always had the bible as far as the general public is concerned. For a long while only the powerful and the clergy had access to God's word. But through the work of William Tyndale and others, and the invention of the printing press, we are all able to access God's word. I believe the event of the bible coming forth to the general public is remarkably similar to the event of God's church becoming re-established. Both events were the work of God. Show more Show less