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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon. born of Irish parents, I was brought up and went to school in Co Mayo southern Ireland I like reading and nature.

About Me

I am a father of five great Children, and a Grandfather of eight. I work for a Housing association. When I was growing up we attended the Catholic Church but I never understood it especially the monthly confessions our parents made us attend, we were expected to have a list of sins to tell the priest, at nine years of age I was more intrested in playing, so I ended up telling the list of sins the school teacher said was acceptable to tell him month after month, I can tell you I did not like this and it made me very uncomfortable to say the least. One day when I was 11years old a religious examiner called to our school which was overseen by the local Catholic priest he was asking us questions about the the necessity of Baptism of infants soon after birth and my queston from him was "what if there was no water in the place where you were and the only water there to baptize the baby was the water you had boiled an egg in what would you do then, and I said that I would baptize the baby in the egg water and the examiner said that that was the correct answer. I had always kept this in my mind as I thought it strange that a baby would not go to heaven if it had not been sprinkled but this was the doctrine we were taught at that time and it was from the Baltimore Catechism which can be read online, and which we were required to learn off by heart. Despite all this I continued to attend the catholic Church until I was Baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was always intrested in God and Jesus Christ since I was a child and was brought up in a home where there was family prayer and always went to my parents church when growing up. When I met the Missionaries I had many questions for them especially about Baptism of Children, and they were able to answer them to my satisfaction. They explained me that the Church that Jesus Christ founded as recorded in the new Testament Ephesians 4 11-14 had fallen into error and that his church had once again been established on the earth.

How I live my faith

I meet with local church leaders once a week to plan for weekly worship and also visit the Homes of members to help them live their faith and do Jobs like moving home. I pray and read the scriptures daily and I fast once a month and give the money that I would have spent to the poor and needy. I keep healthy by living by a health code that encourages me to obstain from drugs and other habit forming substances. I live my faith by sharing it with others like on this page it you like what you see and would like to know more there is an official website http//www.mormon.org or http//www.lds.org or talk to the missionaries who work full time to teach people the Gospel.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

John
When Jesus was on earth he called people around him to help spread the Gospel, They had ordinary Jobs like you and I, some were Tent makers, some were fishermen,some were Doctors, some were homemakers, and every other profession. They helped in the church not for money but for the love of God and the people around them, as they were not paid neither did they leave their jobs and take a salary from the Church. In the Restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we do not have a paid clergy, this is to give people an opportunity to serve their fellowmen for love and sacrifice. To quote the words of a wise man "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God". Show more Show less