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Hi I'm Ed

I grew up in Las Vegas. I have been married for 15 years. I served in the Air Force for 12 and 1/2 years. I am a Morman.

About Me

I am happily married with with 2 step children, a dauther-law, and a 12 year old grandson that I am getting to see grow up. I love my life with my family. The Heavenly Father has truely blessed me with a wonderful family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in another church. That was ok as long as my parents were alive. I for the most part enjoyed going to church. My father always told us kids that as long as we lived under his roof, we would be in church every time the doors were open. Once my parents passed, I was not content and began asking questions...something was missing. My wife and I were married 15 years ago. What I did not understand was not only Barbara but all of family was Morman. Little by little seeds were planted and I found I had a deep desire to know more about the Morman church. One day after a lot of prayer asking God for help I surprised my wife by telling her the next time those missionaries came by, I wanted to talk to them. She was smarter then I gave her credit for. She showed no emotion and figured she needed to give me all the room I needed so I would check out the church for all the right reasons instead of just trying to make her happy. The next Saturday, the missionaries knocked on the door. I was so hungry for what they had I begged them to come into our house. The missionaries began to listen to and answer all my questions. They did not pressure me just to except what they had. They said to read the book of Morman a little or a lot at a time and ask through prayer if the book of Morman was true. After they left, I started to read this book I had always just heard of...I could not get enough. I began asking the heavenly father if it was true. Little by little I received the truth I was looking for and now I am content with the church of Latter-day Saints of Jesus Christ I know deep in my heart that as time goes on, everything I desired will be revealed to me. I am not ashamed to tell people I am Morman...for that is what I am and have a strong desire to share this gospel to all who will listen.

How I live my faith

I have only been a member of this church since March 5th, 2005. I study and do everything I can to increase my knowledge of the scriptures. I have a calling to meet , greet, welcome and give out the weekly bulletins each sunday morning in our Sacrament meeting. I love people and am well received by everyone coming through the doors. These brothers and sisters are an extension to my family and I can hardly wait to see them each week. I also have a calling as a ward missionary. I especially have a deep love in my heart for this calling. I have a testimony that the church is true and that the gosple of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. For these reasons I go out with the missionaries to visit people and help futher spread the good news. I can not understand how I could be almost 60 years old and just now fould these truths. It lights up my life to get this word out to everyone who will listen and not make them wait a minute longer to know the truth. I have always wondered how people could love me. Now I have a love for myself that I am worth something. I am a child of our Heavenly Father who loves me very much. I know that by trying to live the life our Heavenly Father wants us to live, people will feel His presense all around me and want what I know to be true.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Ed
God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day as He did in ancient times. I know Thomas S.Monson is the true present day prophet and fully trust in his leadership for our church today. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Ed
I grew up in a protestant church which is very set in their ways and beliefs. Anything that they did not fully understand, believe, or fit into their plan of salvation was explained as cult beliefs. I was one of those and finally realized sonething was missing. I was not content or happy and did not understand how they could call something a cult when they had not checked Mormonism out for themselves. I did just that, and found the church I had grew up in was holding on to many beliefs only because they listened to a pastor or sunday school teacher who listened to their pastor or suday school teacher with NO time spent investigating Mormonism out for themselves. I have found that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be true with the whole picture from before life on earth, life on earth, and the future. I believe and beg everyone of other faiths to study and show themselves approved...not just sit there and let someone else do their thinking for them. Show more Show less