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Hi I'm Byron Honore

I am a Social Worker, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have a son, and a daughter. I work as a Child Protection Social Worker. Serving other people is at the heart of who I am. I hold a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts, a Masters degree in Public Administration, and a Masters degree in Social Work. I take the words of Paul seriously, "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another" (Galatians 5:13). I am especially blessed to live in the United States where I have the liberty to worship as I please and to be in the service of the Lord without fear of governmental persecution.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, but that is not why I am a Mormon. After asking our Heavenly Father by means of personal prayer, He revealed to me through the Holy Ghost that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Having recieved this knowledge, I can say that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church on the earth. I am so greatful for the knowledge that I have gained through the church about our Savior and His plan for us. I love applying the teachings within the scriptures to my life as I try to be a better father and person.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by choosing to be an example of what I believe. I do admit that I am not perfect. I try to teach my children and those around me by example of what a good Mormon is, but more importantly what a good follower of Christ is, by the choices I make. It is important to me to love those around me and follow the Savior's example.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Byron Honore
We believe that starting with the time of Adam and Eve, God commanded that man and woman should join together as husband and wife to create the most sacred and wondrous unit, the family. Only within this sacred bond, we are commanded to have children. Husband and wives have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other as well as their children. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. We believe that fathers and mothers have the God given responsibility to teach their children faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, and work. We believe that fathers and mothers will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations. We believe that family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. Jesus gave to Peter the power to have things sealed on earth and sealed in heaven (Matthew 16:19). This same sealing power was restored to Joseph Smith. We believe that families can be “sealed” or bound together through His power enabling them to live together in eternity. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Byron Honore
Children are a wonderful blessing. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Raising a child isn’t easy. In fact, it’s among the most challenging and all-consuming responsibilities we have in life. But good parenting is vital—to society and to the Lord. Both mother and father have a necessary and important role in the lives of their children. Parents’ work in the home will be more effective if their first priorities are God, each other, and their children. A home that is safe, where children can grow mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, requires faith and the best efforts of the parents working together (see “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”). In such a home, children learn to love and serve each other. They learn to keep the commandments of God and to be good citizens. Such homes bless children and their communities. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Byron Honore
Our families provide a setting for much of the growth we experience in life. In our families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. We share our joys and our sorrows. Family ties may bring us difficult challenges, but they also give us strength and some of our greatest happiness. The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness (see “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”). While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Byron Honore
Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, daily family and personal prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect shown towards one another, love, and compassion. In marriage we must have faith—both in God and faith in each other as husband and wife. Faith in God is much more than a simple theoretical belief in Him. When we have faith in God we trust Him, we have confidence in Him, and are willing to act on our belief in Him. As we put out faith into action, married couples and families together commit to common values. This joint commitment to values lend them strength to overcome obstacles that might otherwise damage these important relationships. For a marriage to be successful, couples must trust each other. They must strive to prove worthy of their spouse’s trust. Any strong marital or family relationship must be based on mutual trust and trustworthiness. Faith in each other, like faith in God, can help couples and families face uncertainty and live up to high expectations. Show more Show less