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Hi I'm Bret

I'm a Mormon 'fur'- striving to lend a paw and be a friend on Earth and in Heaven.

About Me

I live in Utah where I can easily ride TRAX light rail trains into Salt Lake City, in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains! I do NOT regularly snow ski, but enjoy hiking the many trails in parks and preserved open space here! My hobbies include: - model railroading - http://www.monkaya.ucoz.com/Railroad/Rail_Gallery/Rail_Gallery.htm - werewolf lore - http://www.monkaya.ucoz.com/Wolf_Bureau/Wolf_Info.htm - fursuiting (animal character costumes) - family history, - discovering how things work and where they go, - civil engineering, - computer animation

Why I am a Mormon

I know (via Holy Ghost affirming testimony of others) that 1 - Jesus Christ died and was resurrected; And now enjoys a glorified body of flesh and bones! (see Doctrine and Covenants 130:22) 2 - Joseph Smith Junior was a true prophet and, in vision, conversed with our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Sacred Grove! 3 - The Book of Mormon is a true record largely written anciently in Mesoamerica and includes an in person visit by Jesus Christ to these people soon after his resurrection in old Jerusalem! 4 - Families can be sealed together forever in holy temples via saving ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood! 5 - The city New Jerusalem will be built on the American Continent! The LDS Church will be instrumental in it's design and construction! I have sketched a plan - http://www.monkaya.ucoz.com/Gallery/New_Jerusalem.png - and look forward to helping build it!

How I live my faith

- I am presently (clumsily) helping with name extraction, part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)'s marvelous family history and salvation for the dead programs (see http://beta-newsroom.lds.org/article/familysearch-shares-plans-to-digitize-billions-of-records-stored-at-granite-mountain-records-vault !) to regather Israel preparatory to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. - I try to be a good home teacher (being my brother's keeper). My assigned families have great lively kids! - I act as proxy in temple ordinances for the dead, - I frequent community service projects, - I share understanding of gospel of Jesus Christ with those visiting 'Mormon Island' in the online virtual world of 'Second Life' where I am Malookus Kalnoky. I also clean storm drain grates and participate in CERT (Community Action Response Team). There is always something I can do with my limited resources! I feel good doing so. I seek rainbows and other bright and happy moments!

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Our spirits return to 'Paradise' or 'Spirit Prison' in Heaven to await the resurrection of the dead into immortal physical bodies. While there, we continue learning, working, associating with others, and receiving joyous hugs from loved ones!! A very few of us skip death as translated beings, like residents of the City of Enoch!   Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

-- vigorously shakes head negatively -- Do consider the vast number of shipping container loads of humanitarian goods and services offered to numerous countries all around the Earth following recent monstrous natural disasters! -- smiles -- We often dig right in and freely help without asking who we are helping, even our enemies, smiling, then depart without reward. Show more Show less