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Hi I'm Ned

I am a husband and father of three sons and a grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, a father of sons, a grandfather of seven. My career began in the Computer Aided Design (CAD) field and though this discipline has been renamed (PLM) over the years, I've been lucky enough to remain there. We enjoy our son's families, the area we live in, and our Mormon family. I also enjoy entry-level photography as a hobby.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful to have grown up in a Mormon family. The principles and values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, were taught early. Experience over the years with living those principles and values, coupled with study and prayer have established my foundational testimony. That testimony is that God lives, that he gave his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior and Redeemer, and that the original gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored. I have begun to learn that the Atonement of Jesus Christ extends far beyond redemption (of sins) and that it can make "everything that is unfair about this life, can be made right."

How I live my faith

Many years ago, something very personal happened that led me to commit to reading the Book of Mormon, every day, no matter what. I know that making this commitment brings miracles into our lives. It has for me. A great blessing in my life is to be allowed, by assignment, to serve in a Mormon Temple regularly. Sacred ordinances, associated with Heavenly Father's plans and covenants, that are offered to all of his children are performed there. These covenants, that offer eternal ties for family relationships, as in ancient days, are sealed in heaven as they are sealed on earth. I know these covenenants and blessed are sanctioned by our Heavenly Father, and that they provide cornerstones for happiness in this life.

What is the First Vision?

At a very young age (15) my parents and I traveled a great distance to visit upper New York state. We visited the grove where the First Vision occured. Here, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, visited the young Joseph Smith to respond to his humble prayer of inquiry. This literal visitation introducted the restoration of the original Gospel of Jesus Christ, occuring in the early 1830s. During our personal visit to this location, a spirit of validation came over me, and witnessed to me that, indeed, this miraculous event had occured there. I've since, been able to take my sons there also, and each time that same confirmation has returned. I know that our Father in Heaven chose that time and location to introduce His Son, Jesus Christ, to Joseph Smith, to usher new light and knowledge to this world. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Life after death is an important principle in my life and is key to providing peace and comfort to each of us especially as we lose family members. We lost our forth son in a stillbirth, but were blessed through that challenge to know that in our Heavenly Father's plan for all mankind, there is eternal life. We knew we would be with this son again. Recently my father and my brother have passed on and though we miss them, we know where they too have gone. At death our spirits, which are eternal, are separated from our physical bodies and go to reside in the Spirit World. Here they reunite with loved ones and friends and begin their role in furthering the work of the Kingdom of God. If they have not received the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they are introduced to its principles (and ordinances). Those spirits that have accepted The Gospel, are inlisted in the efforts to provide this sacred training and preparations for the second coming of the Savior. Following The Savior's reign over the earth (the millenium) a universal resurrection is made available, where every spirit will be reunited with that physical body again, just as Jesus taught and introduced to the world. And finally, a Judgement will be performed for all, and each of us will receive a deserved glory according to the will of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less