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Hi I'm Graeme

I am semi-retired and have two children and ten grandchildren. My wife and I live in North Carolina. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm a retired computer systems designer. Attended high school in Philadelphia, spent 9 years in the Army with tours in Vietnam and Germany. Have a history degree from a college in Switzerland. Now living in North Carolina with my wife Lyn - married 50 years in Sept 2011. Have 10 grandchildren, 4 girls and 6 boys ranging from early 20s to kindergarden age. I'm kept busy with church assignments and sub teaching at all levels in the county wide school district. Hobbies include classical music, traveling, model railroading, railroad and streetcar preservation, history and science.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youth I attended and activly participed in several Christian churches. From reading the Bible I had many questions which the ministers could not answer. During my first encounter with the Mormons at the New York World's Fair during 1965, all of them were answered, Forty-five years of membership in the church have brought me great joy and many opportunities to serve others. I know the message of the church is true and that its principles are eternal.

How I live my faith

 Over the years my callings in the church on three continents have included, visiting the homes of members, sunday school teacher, music director, young men's leader, employment specialist, branch president, bishop's counselor, local missionary, member of two multi-congregation councils, and service in LDS temples in Washington, DC, Seattle , WA, and Columbia, SC. In the community I have served as Scoutmaster or Assistant, commander of a Civil Air Patrol cadet squadron, and was the founder of a street car preservation group. Most school days find me at high schools usually giving special lessons of all types and assisting music groups.

In whom should we have faith?

Graeme
As stated in the scriptures, "Believe and the Lord Jesus Christ". Reading the scriptures, pondering and praying about we learn is the basis of faith for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Graeme
Mormon customs throughout the world do not vary widely. In fact in my travels around the world, the church is one big family which welcomes you as one of their own. Most of the major national and Christian holidays are celebrated Christmas, Easter, New Years when ever oit occurs, and nation's founding, and personal birthdays. Mormons dress up for Sunday services. When traveling, casual, modest clothing is normal. For other activities, any modest attire is acceptable. There are occasional "theme" activities with approprite dress. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Graeme
 Sunday services are open to all ages. They include a worship service attended by all family members. It includes hymn singing, prayers, partaking of the sacrament, and talks by various members of the congregation. There is also Sunday School with classes for all age groups the children's meeting is called Primary, and additional meetings for teen aged young men, young women, adult men and adult women called Relief Society. There is pleanty of time to mix and mingle. Special classes are available for visitors and those who with to learn more about the church. Show more Show less