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Hi I'm Larry

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future, don't let your shadow blind you from the light the shines around you.

About Me

I remember feeling like a lost soul, never knowing if what the church had was actually what I wanted. When I was a young man, my parents got divorced and I destroyed any belief I had in the church. I brought myself up in a manner not pleasing to church standards, but in my eyes, it was better to be agnostic than to believe in something that wasn't true in my eyes. As I got caught in the vices that life threw in my direction, I sought to destroy whatever faith I had in the church and the faith others had. I was mean spirited and I always seemed angry. My home was broken, my family had their own disputes, and the comfort I got was in seeking different paths other than what my parents had sought. I went through the motions of going to church, not by my own wants, but by those of my parents. I never wanted to return to the church since it seemed like a waste of time and space for me. It wasn't until I turned 18 that I hit my own rock bottom by falling off the spiritual cliff that I had led myself too. My dad once told me that God watches us fall, will look down and ask if we are alright, and then he will expect us to climb out. I have struggled with forgiving myself, even when I went on a mission because of the things I have done. From a man who was agnostic, to a fully active member, it's never impossible to realize the true nature of Christ's gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, or Latter-Day Saint because I know its true for one, the Church is true! Another reason I am is because of my family and their traits that came into the Lord's Kingdom. My dad was a Southern Baptist before and I might have been as well if he didn't listen to the missionaries and convert to the Church. He had wanted to tell how the Church "needed to be put in its place" so he wrote a letter to Elder Bruce R. McConkie, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at that time, for a face-to-face confrontation. Instead, Elder McConkie politley wrote to him and asked him first to kindly listen to the missionaries before they had a confrontation. After which my dad didn't do at first for a short time. Yet he finally listened to the missionaries and joined the Church. This taught me dedication, hard-work, and lastly self discipline because of what my dad went through and became as a result of joining. All these are attributes I believe he got from God through the Church. I am a Mormon because I love what it practices. I love what it teaches. Lastly, I love what joy it brings to me. The powers of heaven do abide in the Church. I have felt it, embraced it, and those powers have helped me more then anyone can imagine. I am a proud member.

How I live my faith

My life is directed by the promptings that come in my direction, and my ability to act upon those promptings without fail. I live everyday as one journey and I expect to make my journey as joyful as possible. I live my faith by emulating the virtues that the Lord has blessed me with, and by sharing those virtues when it is acceptable. I want others to come to Christ on their own accord and I want to be there as they find themselves in His true form.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Mormons believe in what is called, "eternal life", which in reality is the ability to have never-ending peace and joy with our Father in Heaven. We believe that in compliance with living the ordinances of the Gospel which are: 1. Faith in Jesus Christ. 2. Repentance. 3. Baptism by those who are authorized to perform such an ordinance. 4. Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. 5. Enduring to the end. All those who do these things, and follow Jesus Christ, denying themselves of all ungodliness, and continually doing what the Lord commands through His commandments, also the prophets, will in turn obtain "eternal life." Eternal life should be sought after more then anything that this world can or will ever give us. It is the greatest gift that God has given us and we should do our part to obtain this great blessing. Show more Show less