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Hi I'm Mark

I am part Indian. Fighting the good fight. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father of 4, attorney, flexitarian, weekend warrior, seeker of truth, part Indian.

Why I am a Mormon

I decend from a long line of non-Mormons that believed in Christ and worshipped him. I also have ancestry that was Muslim and came to the US from India. This heritage and certain tragic events in my early life--principal among them the loss of my Mother and my own near death experience-- led me to seek out truth and the purpose of life. I have looked for truth in all things and this quest led me to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In this faith I've found the confluence of all truth, both from the physical and the unseen world that satisfies my intellect and resonates with my soul. The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ explains where we came from and who we were there, why we are here and how to live purposeful-joyful lives, and where we are going and what we can become. This knowledge, and I use that term purposefully, not only brings comfort but gives us the power to live Christ like lives. Translated into real terms this means for me that my wife and I allow each other to be upset or frustrated without taking offense, my teenage daughter can forgive me when I speak to her as if she were a child, that's a big no-no if you didn't know, and actually care about the person driving in the car in front me in rush hour traffic. In short the Gospel makes life worth living and full of moments of wonder and awe!

How I live my faith

We have no paid clergy in our congregations so we all take turns serving-doing our part to make it work. Serving in the Church is ver fulfilling. Today I teach an adult sunday school class. We are studing the New Testament. Leading a discussion about the life and teachings of the Savior allows people to conect in a unique way that makes us want to be and do as He was and did. As things go in the Church, the work we are called to do changes from time-to-time. I am now teaching ESL classes with my wife. It is a joy to see our students improve their language skills and serving with my wife is an added bonus!

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

The Holy Ghost is the key to our religion. Through His influence we can know for ourselves truth, the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the reality of Joseph Smith's first vision and that Jesus is the Christ. We need not rely on anyone else for our faith, we can know for ourselves independent of all things under heaven what is true. Show more Show less