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Hi I'm Wade

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 51, married for the second time in my life and between my wife and I we have six kids, two boys and four girls. A few years back all six kids were in college at the same time. Now that's a challenge! Our youngest daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor two years ago, just a week before her 20th birthday and pasted away 10 months later. Six kids in college wasn't anything compared to discussing the reasons why some are called to endure such challenges and helping her prepare for her end of life here on earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been fortunate to have been raised in the Church all my life. My parents and grandparents and many others have played an important part in setting righteous examples for me to follow. Life has been full of trials, hardships and challenges. Some of those trials were brought on by my own poor choices. Other trials, not of my poor choices, I have failed miserably at. My testimony has developed and matured over my entire life. However, it has been during those times in life when things seem toughest that my testimony has grown the most. During those times, as I have continued to pray, study the scriptures and attend my Church meetings, no matter how difficult it sometimes was, I was blessed with increased faith and comfort from my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by continuing the habits of daily prayer and scripture study. This increases my senstivity to the prompting of the Holy Spirit which ultimately guides me in the service of others. In the local congregation I work with other priesthood holders to watch over all the members of our faith. Striving to become aware of the needs of families and individuals and then determine ways to assist them. Additionally, I love to work in the Temple. As part of that work I have recently begun tracing the ancestry of my wife's family so the saving ordinances of the gospel can be performed vicariously for them.

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

My wife is a not a member of my Church and so I've been asked this question on several occasions. Each Latter Day Saint temple is opened to the public for tour (open house) as they are completed or remodeled. After the open house, the temple is dedicated for the activities for which they were constructed. These activities are not secret but rather sacred. Only members of the Church who maintain the standards of the Church are eligible to enter the temples to participate in the activities. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

I have a testimony that President Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet of God here on the earth today to provide direction to our Heavenly Father's children. This testimony has been obtained through the witness of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less