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Hi I'm Max

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am retired after a varied working life of landscaping and building maintenance, ownership of an electronic game room and carpet cleaning businesses, office management, insurance sales, working customer service in aviation, as engineer & firemen dispatcher for a railroad, and as Mobile Field Technician and Blockhouse Monitor in the Space Program, and serving in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Electrical Instruments Technician. I am a beach lover who enjoys some classical and popera music, some country and rock, or swing (not long-hair, though), doing art in paint, pencil, landscape, and decorative lighting. Topical research and writing are also great interests of mine -- research in particular. I've also performed in water shows (swimming) and have admiration for catamarans and other sailing craft.

Why I am a Mormon

While working in the Space Program, I became very concerned about the Purpose of Life. It weighed so heavily on my mind, I began to ask God what the purpose of life is, & what will bring happiness. I felt impressed to go in search for it. In Phoenix, I felt a prompting to check into a certain motel. In my room, I prayed for God to help me find the Holy Ghost & the purpose of life (I had read that the Holy Ghost would lead us into all truth and righteousness, so I thought that He would help me find it, but I had to find Him first). After prayer, the table by the bed caught my attention, so I pulled open the drawer & saw a Bible and a Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon was new to me, so I began to look through it & found a card with the Articles of Faith written on one side. I came to the 4th Article: "We believe that the first principles & ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sin; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost." I thought: "So that's how you get the Holy Ghost -- faith, repentance, & baptism - then the Holy Ghost! But, where & how do get baptism & the Holy Ghost, & who can do it?" The Book of Mormon was full of information about it. I wondered who had the authority to baptize people. I thought: "Since the Mormons believe this book, I'll see what they believe about baptism and the Holy Ghost. If they have the authority from God, I'll ask them to baptize me & give me the Gift of the Holy Ghost, so I can then find the Purpose in Life." Joining a Church was not part of my plan. I contacted the missionaries who came & taught me. When they showed me the Plan of Salvation & Eternal Progression discussion, I knew I had found the Purpose in Life & that my search had ended! The Spirit bore witness to me that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God & that the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS is His Church & I bear my witness to you: It is True!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by telling others of the restoration of Christ's Church and share with them the great peace and happiness that fills my heart and mind, because of this knowledge and the testimony I have that it is all true. It is my habit to nourish my spirit by prayer and reading in the scriptures each day, and recommend it highly. Meals are prepared with health in mind, with no coffee, tea, or alcohol, but with plenty of fresh vegetables, grain, fruit, nuts, seeds, and a little meat. I try to remedy health problems through diet, nutrients, and herbs, whenever possible, with great success in most cases. Sometimes, I participate in community and other service projects to help those who need assistance with home repairs, yard work, and other projects. Sundays are days to associate with other members and those who are investigating the Church and its teachings. Sometimes I teach a class, or speak in Church to the congregation. Church is FUN and a spiritual FEAST, at the same time! After Church is a great time to read and study religious subjects, listen to beautiful, uplifting music, visit others, meditate, and pray -- but no shopping or work! One of my favorite passtimes is to read and research gospel topics and discuss them with othes of like interests. I find the scriptures to be full of hidden treasures of knowledge and understanding toward a fuller, even happier life! I have found being a Mormon to be the fullest, happiest, most peaceful and rewarding life I could have imagined -- and I'm not blowing smoke, just to make it sound good, if it wasn't this great, I'd say it wasn't. Truth is, it is this great, and I absolutely l-o-v-e it !!