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Hi I'm Mark Hales

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, The Son of God, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am number six in a family of 7 brothers and sisters. I was lucky enough to have grown up in an LDS home with a Father and Mother who would read the scriptures with their children every morning. I was born and raised in Orange, California. I served a mission in Maracaibo, Venezuela. I graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice from Utah Valley University and I am now doing my best to live in accordance with the principles I believe in.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my youth, I had many opportunities to serve within The Church. It was a source of enlightenment, entertainment, friends and so much more. As with everyone, though, I reached a point in my life where I truely had to question whether I truely believed in a God, whether He knew and loved me, and why my family and I were forced to experience certain trials in our lives. I don't have all the answers and I certainly cannot logically explain many fundamental theology beliefs, but what I can say is that when I attend Church, visit the Temple, and participate in LDS activities, I feel a peace and a joy I cannot replicate through any other action. I believe the Book of Mormon and the Bible are God's gift to us to provide us with peace and enlightenment. I've felt peace and serenity as I've applied the Atonement in my life. I am weak as to reasoning and thus must rely heavily on faith, but I am mormon because I FEEL in my heart that the teachings and beliefs of the LDS Church are true.

How I live my faith

To the best of my abilities, I strive to live a Christ like life. I attend church and church activities throughout the week. I participate in charitable events. I live with the purpose of being worthy to return to the presence of my Heavenly Father and having Him greet me with His arms wide open, greeting me by saying, "Well done, my beloved son."