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Hi I'm Case

I'm a fisherman, a hobby photographer, a golfer, & a John Wayne fan. I love my family, Christ and his Atonement and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love fishing because I can get away from the hussle and bussle of the world, to enjoy the beauties of nature that God created for us all! My grandpa found the fishing hole over 60 years ago and we've been fishing there since. Even though he has passed on, I know that I will see him again, which is another beauty God created for us, Eternal Life. I love photography for the same reason I do fishing. I like to take photos of scenic places and of people at those places. I played golf on my high school team, now I play for fun. I love watching John Wayne movies with my family because it reminds me of my ancestors. I live at home with my Mom, Dad, and brother Collin. Collin is Autistic, however, I've learned that those with disabilities are still God's children and he loves everyone the same! I attend college and am a part time city bus driver.I served a mission in Western Washington which I learned that we obtain blessings from God as we are obedient to his laws. I've gained a powerful witness of how Jesus Christ's Atoning Sacrifice works in all of our individual lives; through him my weaknesses were and are continued to be made strong. My heart has become broken towards Christ, knowing he sacrificed his life for us. I was baptized at age eight and I've felt the influences of the Holy Ghost in my life which I've had to learn to recognize. By keeping the promise I made with God when I was baptized and as I try to be like Jesus, I continue to see the miracles of God in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church of Christ on the earth. I believe that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ; and through him God brought back to the earth all of his gospel. The Book of Mormon is evidence to this truth. After I put forth the effort to studying The Book of Mormon and The Bible I prayed to know if they and his church were true. Through the feelings in my heart, the Holy Ghost told me that it is true. I served a mission in Western Washington-as a representative of Christ, teaching his gospel, I saw miracles in the lives of others and in my life. I'm thorouly convinced that coincidences are not real. We are the children of God and he operates in our lives more than we realize. He wants us to live with him forever, but there are requirements that we must fulfill in this life in order for that to be possible. In the LDS church, these things are taught and I live by them so that I can obtain that blessing someday. I'm a Mormon because the way I live makes perfect sense and I'm happy by doing so!

How I live my faith

I don't blindly follow one man who claims to be a prophet, 12 men who claim to be apostles, or the son of a carpenter who claimed to be the Savior of the World; I do because I know those men are prophets, seers, and revelators, and that Jesus Christ is our Savior! Simply, I live my faith by following the example of Jesus Christ-I try a little harder each day to become like him. There are many aspects to being a Mormon; I believe that serving and loving those who are of and not of our faith is an important aspect to being a Mormon. Daily scripture study and prayer are two commandments Heavenly Father has commanded us to live: I love to study my scriptures-prayerfully! By studying my scriptures and praying for the Holy Ghost to help me learn, I become closer to Christ and my desire to live like him, increases. I can feel a difference each day, as I study them, compared to when I don't. I currently serve in a leadership position is the singles ward I attend and by tending to my calling diligently, I am blessed by my Heavenly Father. The Prophet Joseph Smith said: "When God commands, do it!" This is how I live my faith each day, through obedience.

Are Mormons Christians?

Case
Yes. Anyone who believes in Jesus Christ and follows him is a Christian. The actuall name of the "Mormon Church" is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Christ is the head of our Church and we follow him Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Case
Study The Book of Mormon and The Bible together then ask God, sincerely, in prayer if it's true? You can contact the Mormon missionaries at this website and they can come over to teach you more about the church as well. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Case
No, however, for guys it is a Priesthood responsibility. It is a special privledge for those who want to help others come unto Christ and be happy as we are. However, all are encouraged to go. Why wouldn't you want to share this with someone!? Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Case
Many that have lived on this earth did not get the opprotunity to hear and accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In turn, when we leave this earth our spirits go to the spirit world. Jesus Christ commanded that all must be baptized to enter into the kingdom of God and you need a body to do so. So we perform "baptisms for the dead," so those in the spirit world have the choice to accept the baptism performed on their behalf. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Case
No. We're all God's Children, so we are to render service to everyone. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Case
Missionaries are representatives of Christ. They proselyte by teaching his Gospel and inviting all to come and learn about it and to be baptized in the name of Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Case
In the Book of Mormon in the Book of Alma chapter 11 and 40, we learn about where we go after we die. Our bodies go to the grave, and our spirits go to the spirit world. Those who lived righteous lives on earth go to the section of the spirit world called paradise a state of rest and peace. Those who chose to live their lives in sin and not follow Jesus Christ go to spirt prison, a state of sorrow and misery. All those who didn't learn of Jesus Christ on earth, learn about him and his Gospel in the Spirit World and they have the choice to accept him and his Gospel or not. We all wait there untill the ressurection of our bodies and our spirits, meaning our spirits will be rejoined with our bodies, except they will be perfect bodies. We will all be immortal, but not all will recieve Eternal Life which is the blessing of living with God and Jesus Christ forever. In order to receive this we must be obedient to God's commandments and keep covenants we've made with him and be cleansed from sin through the power of his Atonement. We will be judged by God, according to the works we did on earth. If we did all that was required of us and have repented of our sins, we will live with Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ, and our families forever. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Case
The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets on the American Continent from about 600 BC to 400 AD. It contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is an additional witness with the Bible that Jesus Christ is our Savior. The Prophets wrote the words God revealed to them on Plates. Throughout these many years, the people moved around and languages were changed, but God's teachings remained the same. A prophet named Mormon, at about 350 AD, compiled all the plates together onto one record, written on Gold Plates. He translated the plates by the power of God and then instructed his son Moroni in 400 AD to bury the plates by way of Commandment from God. They knew it was for a "wise purpose." Why? Because it 1820 AD a 14 year old boy, Joseph Smith, prayed to know what church was Christ's. He was told that none were true, and he was called to be the first Prophet of Christ's true church in this dispensation of time. Through him, God restored all truth! Joseph Smith was led to the place where the Plates were buried, by Moroni, now an angel. He also, translated the record into English. It was titled "The Book of Mormon" because Mormon compiled all the records. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Case
As stated in the Book of Mormon in Alma Chapter 34, "This life is the time to prepare to meet God." In other words, this life is our testing ground, to see if we will do all that is required of us to be able to live with God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ forever. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Case
Well, technically any organized group that believes in the same thing is considered a cult; however some refer to us as a cult ignorantly because they've been taught to do so. Others do so because they've been misinformed about our actual beliefs, possibly by someone(s) who dislike the LDS church for whatever reason(s). Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Case
The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through Joseph Smith, in 1820 marked a new period in time that Christ's Gospel and Church would be on the earth. In other words, Christ's Gospel has been around since Adam and Eve; however, throughout time, people became wicked and rejected God's prophet periodically. The Prophet holds the Priesthood Authority to receive revelation from Heavenly Father on how to direct Christ's church. As people became righteous enough, God restored Christ's church again, this it what happened when Christ came to the Holy Land himself. Wicked individuals rejected and killed him. Following that rejection, his Apostles taught His Gospel throughout the land, but we're eventually rejected too. In result, Christ's Gospel, His Church, the Prophet and the Priesthood Authority were lost from the earth again. Over time, many people created churches because they still wanted religion, some were even seeking for the truth, but didn't know where to find it, such as Joseph Smith in 1820. When Joseph was in his early teenage years, he sought and prayed to know which of all the churches were true. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him, in person, and told him that none were true. Some years later, Joseph was called by God to be the first prophet on the earth in this dispensation of time. Through him, Christ's Gospel, His Church and the Priesthood Authority were restored. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Case
God chooses the next prophet and reveals it to his chosen servants (Apostles) on the earth, through divine revelation. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Case
Yes, we believe that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God the Father, whom we also refer to as "Heavenly Father." Meaning that Christ was born a god, or the Son of God, being conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary. We also believe that he is our elder spirit brother; meaning that every person, including Christ, are spirit children of Heavenly Father; that "God created all things spiritually before they were naturally upon the earth" as stated in the scriptures. So Christ is our brother because he is a spirit child of Heavenly Father, and he is our Savior because he was born the literal Son of Heavenly Father in the flesh. Thus being a god himself, he had the power to live a perfect life and atone for the sins of mankind. He is the example we follow. We believe that Christ is the creator of all things naturally upon the earth. An example is our bodies; we believe He created them from the dust of the earth. Our bodies were created to store our spirits that Heavenly Father created. In other words, Christ did the construction and Heavenly Father was the architect. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Case
"Faith is believing is things when common sense tells you not to." Stated in The Book of Mormon: "Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things therefore if ye have faith, ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." Faith is more than just a belief, it is an action word. In the Bible we learn that "faith without works is dead." We cannot be saved by faith alone, we need works as well. If we have faith in Christ, the we will strive to become more like him. We act on faith by repenting (changing) the bad things we do into good works. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Case
The correct name is "The Word of Wisdom." It is written in Doctrine & Covenants, section 89. The Doctrine and Covenants is a collection of revelations and commandments revealed to Joseph Smith while he was alive. We live by these teachings and revere them as scripture. There are many arguments for and against drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol, and tobacco. Listed in the section are good and bad uses for each of these substances. With this, we live The Word of Wisdom because God tells us to. If we have faith in him through obedience to his laws, then he blesses us. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Case
We don't baptize new members, you become a member after you are baptized. You are then confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and recieve the Gift of the Holy Ghost as your constant companion through the Priesthood by the laying on of hands. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Case
Yes, we believe the Bible to be the word of God! It is scripture and it goes hand in hand with The Book of Mormon. You can't have one without the other. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Case
The Book of Mormon is different because of the location. It's a record of the Gospel of Jesus Christ taught by Prophets to the people in the American Continent. Unlike the Bible which is in the Holy Lands, The Book of Mormon is same gospel. It began in 600 B.C. when God called Lehi to be a prophet. God commanded Lehi and his family to sail across the sea from Jeruselum because it was going to be destroyed caused by the wickedness of the people. It is a record of this family and all their descendants who had the Gospel of Jesus Christ and lived it. The Book of Mormon was written on many plates. Mormon, who was a Prophet in 350 AD was commanded by God to collect all that was written and to transcribe them onto Gold Plates. His son Moroni buried them in a hill in 400AD to be preserved for a later period in time.The Plates were preserved for the Restoration of Christ's Gospel in the latter-days. in the early 1800's Joseph Smith, was called by God and Jesus Christ to be a Prophet. Moroni, now an Angel, directed Joseph Smith to where the Plates were buried. After much preparation, God gave Joseph Smith the authority to translate the Gold Plates into English. It was titled the Book of Mormon; named after the prophet Mormon. It is the physical evidence that you and I can read and pray about to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's only true church on the earth today! Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Case
Contact the LDS missionaries on this website. They will teach you about his church and ask you to find out for yourself to know that it is true. After doing so, you will be baptized which signifies you as a member of his church. Show more Show less