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Hi I'm George

I've been LDS since 1967.

About Me

I am a husband and grampa, I love to read and ride my bike. I love to serve in the church.

Why I am a Mormon

In my 16th year, a special friend challenged me to read the Book of Mormon. She challenged me to consider whether I, as a young man with more education than Joseph Smith ever received could have written the book, or whether it was revealed from God. As I read the book, I kept the challenge in mind. By the time I read most of the book, I hoped it was true. When I applied the promise in Moroni 10:3-5, I knew it is true.

How I live my faith

I am a volunteer leader. We generally are asked to fulfill a particular assignment, or "calling", rather than ask for a particular one. Currently, I am our congregation's Ward Mission Leader, which means I help our members reach out to you and all the people in our neighborhood to consider our message and become memebrs of the church should you become so convicted of the Spirit. Together with my wife, we follow the prgress of our five children and their families. Family is the primary interst we have here on earth, second only to our relationship with God. I have invested a lot of my time in Scouting activities. Currently I am our units' Committee Chairman and our District Commissioner, too. I love serving our Troop, and also all of the other Troops in town whether they are LDS or not. On Sundays, I love to attend my meetings, including our worship service, then Sunday School, and then our men's service group. Three hours might seem like a lot to spend on a Sunday, but we dedicate the day to worshipful activity, so it is "only" three hours. In the evening we like to visit friends or those in need for fellowship and encouragement.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

The prophets, both current and historical, serve as an exmaple of faithfulness and stewardship to me on a personal level. It is a lot easier to idenitfy with a mortal man, with similar weakness that you or I might have, who defends Christ, prophesies of Christ and extends the reach of the Church and Kingdom of God throughout the earth as President Monson, President Eyring, and President Uchtdorf and the Quorum of the Twelve do. Their example motivates me to do my part, with the same exactness and faithfulness as they do. We all worship the Master, Jesus Christ. But He, being a perfect man, is a little hard to emulate. Following the leadership of the Prophets has been a school to draw me nearer to Christ. Of particular note, have we learned to allow Christ to drive our agenda, rather than demand our own will be served? We are not perfect, yet, nor will we be in this life. However, the example of Joseph Smith, Thomas Monson or any of the Prophets who faithfully serve encourages me to never give up, and honor God in all things. We trust the Prophet will never lead us astray. It may be difficult in one context to see the rationale of the words of the prophets from another context. The living Prophet is God's spokeman for our time, and it is not in the Lord's program to allow him to stray. He might make any mistake as is usual for any man, but the program of the Church will move forward, faithfully, until the end times when the Lord will say the work is finished. Show more Show less