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Hi I'm Seth

I grew up in Texas. I enjoy helping the homeless and battered. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I work in construction and have a self defense life style. When I am not training or practicing I enjoy dating my girlfriend. I really enjoy a nice game night or party with friends but I feel most at home outside in the water, or just out in nature. I do enjoy reading a nice book or working out too.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up within a Mormon family. I attended church weekly with my parents and learned to enjoy it. As everyone else who is introduced to the church regardless of being raised in it or not it was time to make a choice of becoming a member or not. As a young boy of eight years old, I felt that it was the right thing to do to be baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Why I still am a member is a longer story though, at the heart of it my reasons for membership remain the same- I feel it to be right. I needed to develop my own conviction of core principles. I got tired of being a nice guy and a follower of God. However, I felt that if I had walked away from God that I would be walking away from something better. I had read the Book of Mormon and the King James Version of Holy Bible by then... So I knelt down to pray to God, asked if He was there and received an affirmative answer in an intuitive feeling and way so strongly that I had not felt such power before that moment... I knew that feeling came from God, that He was ready and willing to lovingly answer my questions. I continued with the remainder of my questions which resulted in confirming all core beliefs and structures of the Mormon Church to be under the hand of God and of Him. I can say that I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living church upon the face of the earth. for a lack of a better term, I can feel it.

How I live my faith

I strive to follow the example and lessons from Jesus and leaders of the church day to day. I study scriptures, articles, blogs, and talk about spiritual topics with friends. I also find ways to align my life more fully to the plan that God has established for humankind. As I do, I find peace of conscience, peace of mind, and greater fulfillment, and overall a happier life. Every week after church, I volunteer my time in my responsibilities as a clerk over donations and reimburse expenses paid by members of the congregation. At least monthly I visit with members to give an uplifting or focusing spiritual message provided by the first presidency, to lend a hand with projects (even if it is as simple as shoveling snow), be a friend, and if needed find them appropriate resolutions through local leadership.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Shortly after this church was established the term "mormon" was a term that the general public used to describe people from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The name Mormon, origionally used as a slur (similar to a racial slur) due to the animosity we encountered from our belief in "The Book of Mormon: Another Testiment of Jesus Christ" as scripture equal to the Holy Bible. It is because people know us as "mormon" that this term has been assigned to us by the general public and has simply not faded. The correct name of our church and preferred is, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jesus is our Lord and master, not a prophet that lived a century before the savior was even born. We also live in the last days (for who knows how much longer) hence latter-day saints. Show more Show less