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Hi I'm John

and I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I like sailing, fishing, and swimming and building model airplanes, but I don't do much any more because I like being with my wife and kids more. I play the trumpet and french horn, and was actually considered to be pretty good in High School. Don't know that I am any more. I've spent the last 10 years being a Boy Scout leader, and love the scouting program. Most of my time these days is spent working (I've got an every other week job riding frieght trains for General Electric for the sake of the health benefits; the rest of the time I'm trying desparately to keep my construction company alive), spending time with my family, and doing my church assignment (I'm responsible for leading the missionary efforts of my congregation). Oh, and every now and then, I sleep.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it's true. I never had any reason to doubt it as a kid, so I got baptized like everyone else. It wasn't until I was 12, though, that I had my first real experience to make me KNOW it was real. I've had several experiences since then where the Holy Spirit has told me that one thing or the other is true, and those experiences were so clear and so not-from-inside-me that there's no more room for doubt for me. Whether I want to or not, I KNOW it's true. Jesus really does live and He really IS the Son of God. Joseph Smith really was a prophet and the Book of Mormon really IS the record of ancient prophets from the Americas. The power and authority of the Priesthood is real. When you know those things for certain, there's no choice (other than turn your back on God and commit spiritual suicide) than to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith the best I can. I try to pray, read the scriptures, and go to Church as often as I can. I try to teach my kids to do the things that will help them to come to know their Saviour. Sometimes it's hard, especially when work prevents me from going to Church several weeks in a row. I don't know how anyone can survive without going to Church. Sometimes I mess up - we're only human after all - but I keep trying. I know that as long as I'm facing the right direction and doing my best, Christ will take care of the rest.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely. As you read Exodus, it's obvious those people had a hard time believing that Moses was a prophet too. People didn't want to believe Jesus when He told them that He was the Son of God either. It's just something you have to pray about. Show more Show less