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Hi I'm Mark

I love spending time with my family and playing basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing and watching all kinds of sports. I am an LA Lakers fan for life. I am one of the few Canadians who can't skate to save his life. I am the youngest of 8 children. I am 20 years old and am currently serving a full-time mission for the church, serving in the Canada Vancouver Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church my entire life, but there comes a time when you have to start doing things for yourself. So I decided that i needed to find out for myself that the church was true. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed. I prayed with faith, with a sincere heart, and with real intent. I needed to know. My Heavenly Father blessed me with an answer, by the power of the Holy Ghost that it was true, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's Church on the Earth today. This single experience has changed my life, since then i have had countless more witnesses of the truthfulness of this gospel. When I keep the commandments of God, when i read my scriptures daily, and when i do whats right i have so much joy. The amount of happiness that i receive from doing what God wants me to is incredible. I'm a Mormon because i know that this church holds the Priesthood authority of God and I know that it is led by a true prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I know that on a bright spring morning in 1820 Joseph Smith prayed, and did indeed see God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know that anyone who wants to know if this is true can do as I did, pray. If they pray, with a sincere heart, with real intent to act on the answer they receive, that they will get an answer. They will know just as i know that it is true!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything that i think, say and do. I try to live my life in a way that people will recognize that I'm different. That I don't swear, that i don't drink, that I'm a kind person. I always want people to be able to see Christ in the way I live my life. I am currently serving a two year mission for the church, in which i share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible! I want everyone around me to know that I am a disciple of Christ, and that he is not just my Savior, but their's as well!

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Mark
"Mormons," or "Mormonism," are only nicknames that come from The Book of Mormon, which is an ancient record of the inhabitants of the Americas. It is the word of God and is holy scripture. We study the Book of Mormon along side of the Holy Bible. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the official name of our church. It is literally the Church of Jesus Christ. The same church that Christ established when He was on the earth has been restored! Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Mark
There isn't anything secret about temples, however; they are very sacred. Everyone is invited to attend temple open houses before they are dedicated. After a temple is dedicated only baptized members of the church who are worthy and honest can enter. Inside the temple they recieve sacred ordinances, including a marriage that binds families together forever. Also inside the temple, we perform baptisms for people who have died without an opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, just like Paul taught in 1 Corinthians 15:29. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Mark
Since the beginning of time with Adam, God has chosen prophets to lead His people and guide His church. It's no different today. In Amos we learn that God will always reveal his secrets to his prophets. Because of His love for us, He continues to send us living prophets. Joseph Smith was the first prophet of our time and Thomas S. Monson leads the Lord's Church today. Show more Show less