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Hi I'm John Woodward

I grew up in Pennsylvania and now live in Georgia. My wife and I have 3 wonderful grown children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am one of 7 children a twin and a Vietnam veteran. My hobbies and interests include writing, studying history, working on my genealogy, working in politics, wilderness treks, target shooting, trout fishing, and listening to 60s music. My wife and I reside in a suburb of Atlanta Georgia. I enjoy meeting and befriending people from other cultures and have several Indian friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Gospel of Jesus Christ has transformed my life completely. I was once in the 'tar pit' of some addictive behaviors but now I'm free. It is a Plan and a Program that works because Jesus Christ is its author. My relationship with the Savior is the most important relationship in my life. Being able to endure and thrive personally as well as spiritually in this fallen world takes more than just willpower alone it also takes a real relationship with Jesus Christ. Without Christ as my Savior and my friend and mentor I would have no hope. With Him as my partner I have no fear and I have full confidence that I can endure this world and reap the blessings of eternal life.

How I live my faith

I have always believed in Jesus Christ and was an active member of a Protestant Church through my teenage years. But when I got to college I began to question my religion. I always felt there was more to the simple and incomplete explanations I was given so I began to attend other churches. After graduating and entering the military I continued my search. One day I got the odd notion of attending a church I knew nothing about. This was my first contact with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I felt a warm and welcoming spirit here and observed a sense of community and connection amongst the congregation that was new to me. That was 38 years ago and I have been active ever since. I live my faith by living a morally clean life..by praying and studying my scriptures...by trying to be a good husband and father...by seeking opportunities for service...by being active in conservative politics...by sharing my testimony with others and by trying to align my thoughts and actions with what the Lord expects of me. Though I am still a 'work in progress' and will be until I die I know I am now on the right path and this makes all the difference in the world.