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Hi I'm Paul

I'm married and a father of five. I'm a registered nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my beautiful wife and we have 5 children. I grew up the youngest of 4 kids in St.Louis, Michigan. I loved to bowl, roller skate and ice skate. I served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. Went to college twice and have a degree as an Occupational Therapist Assistant and I am a Registered Nurse. I'm working on getting my Occupational Therapy license renewed and taking some on line courses to help me with that. I like being with my family. I love to go to the movies and reading, especially reading a book before I see the movie. I really enjoy being a husband and father. Spending time with my family enriches me daily. I love to laugh and make people laugh. Life is fun and I think we should enjoy it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have learned that I am a child of God. That Heavenly Father loves me so much that he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to suffer, bleed and die and be resurrected for me so my journey here on earth has a purpose. And now that I know my purpose I continue to serve in the church so that I can share the gospel with all my family and friends so they can learn they have a purpose too and that Heavenly Father loves them just as much as he loves me. To help others come to realize that only through Jesus Christ can we overcome the obstacles in life. I am a Mormon because I have come to realize for myself that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. That God is the same yesterday, today and forever and that we have prophets today as they did in times of old. I am a Mormon because I love who I am and the teachings I learn to help me to be more Christ-like in my every day life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading my scriptures every day, saying my prayers morning and night, by living what I believe. I also, along with my wife, teach our children by reading scriptures with them daily and saying prayers with them. We attend church every Sunday as a family. We talk on Sunday evening about the things we have learned at church that day and how we can apply them in our life. We have family home evening every Monday night and take turns teaching a lesson that we all feel is important for us to learn like baptism, faith, love, charity, kindness, sharing, etc. I go and do visits to other church members who may be ill or who were not at church that Sunday to see if they have any needs, to see what I can do to help them.

Are Mormons Christians?

Paul
Yes we are. Our church is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We believe in Jesus Christ and study his teachings through the scriptures so that we can become more like him. By definition a Christian is: "A believer in the religion of Christ; one who follows his teachings in practice". A Christian is not just saying you believe in Christ it is by doing and acting like Jesus Christ or Christ-like. By accepting all as our brothers and sisters, by serving one another, by helping those who are in need, visiting the sick, helping the poor and needy. Not all Mormons are the same in fact not all people are the same and that is why we should not judge one another and love each other and be there for each other through the good times and bad times. To help each other in understanding the Gospel of Jesus Christ and together to learn and grow in understanding the words of God. Show more Show less