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My name is W A. I was a merchant sea man at the age of 16 during WW11 And a U S Marine in the koren War.

About Me

I am 84 years old. I am a widower. My farher died when I was 6.5 years old. It was during the depression and my Mother could not take care of myself and two sisters. She put me on a train to go to an Aunt and Uncle that I had never seen before with the understanding that she would not ask for me to come back home until I turned 18 years of age. At that time it would be left up to me if I wanted to come back home. When my Mother put me on that train she did not tell me that I would not be coming back, she left it up to my uncle to tell me. My Aunt and Uncle were very good to me. I had a strict upbring in a Primitive Baptist Church. Please do not think ill of my Mother she done what she had to do. My older Sister has told me how she cried many a night on the decision she had to make. I left school at age 16 and went to sea during WW11. I joined the Marine Corps during the Korean War I have a wide range of work experiences including the Railroad, Sawmill, Raidator Repair, Lockheed Corp. I joined Delta Air Line in 1955 as a junior mechanic and retired 38 years later as a Gen. Forman Aircraft Maintenance. God has been good to me. ( The fact that my Mother gave me to my Aunt and Uncle turned out to be the best thing for me.l believe it was indeed the will of God.) My advice to all is to "listen to that small voice within you."

Why I am a Mormon

Only God Knows. I often wonder why but do not question the chain of events that ultimatly lead me to be a Mormon. I only know it is God's will. I also know that God sent two of his chosen ones, two Sister Misionaries to teach and guide me. I was visiting a church on a regular basis but could not bring myself to join and become a member. One Sunday it was anounced that there were a lot of long time visitors in the congregation and "you might want to talk to the lord, you might belong somewhere else" I believe that it was indeed the will of our lord that this was said. I stopped going to church and was praying for help in finding a church home. One day a Sister Missionary called and ask if she and her companion could come over for a visit. I replied that I would love to talk with them if they would come with the understanding that " I will not join your church". In spite of what I had said they came and we had our first visit sitting in the yard under a shade tree. Right on I felt that this visit was special. Seeing the light in their eyes and the glow on their faces prompted me to think "you have something I want" Even though I was sure I was not going to join their church I knew that I was going to listen to what they had to say. After I had voiced my objections to the church and they ask me to pray about my objections, well this was the turning point. While I know that I became a Mormon through the teaching of these Sister Missionaries only God knows why. I do not know what he has in store for me in this life. To the two Sisters that brought me here " I love you beyond measure.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by believing that God knows what is best for me and when asking for anything I ask that his will be done not mine. After asking if I don't accept his answer then I must not have had faith to start with.