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Hi I'm Oren

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Savannah, Ga. During my professional years I was a software developer and now I am enjoying retirement.

About Me

Now that my professional obligations have come to an end, I am embracing retirement. It offers a sense of freedom that I have not previously enjoyed. My family still occupies that place of preeminence in my life. They are my joy and my purpose for living. My wife and I enjoy traveling together, sometimes to distant lands and places. Discovering my family roots through genealogical research is perhaps my most meaningful hobby. Last, but not least of the things that I can mention at this time, is service to my Savior. I have been richly blessed with the opportunity to serve in His church and in His holy temple.

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in the protestant faith. I am eternally grateful for the foundation of my faith in my Savior that was established in these early years. Later, my wife introduced me to the Mormon faith, and it is there that I came to a more complete testimony of my Savior. That testimony is continuing to grow and develop today. Eternal principles taught only in the Mormon faith initially attracted my attention, and then compelled me to join the Mormon faith. After 37 years of this persuasion, I am convinced that the Holy Ghost led me to the choice that I made.

How I live my faith

In teaching His apostles, Jesus once said to them, “Feed my sheep”. Although He was specifically addressing Peter and His apostles at this time, His commandment is intended for all who follow Him. “Feed my sheep” reverberates through my soul as “serve” one another; serve the needy, the sick, the downtrodden. Bear testimony to those who have not yet received His gospel. It is my hope and desire to follow all of the commandments of my Savior. Service, to me, is perhaps the greatest attribute of a Christ-like life.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We do not worship Joseph Smith the prophet. He is respected, admired and loved, but we worship God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. In ancient times prophets such as Abraham, Moses and Isaiah were called to guide and direct God’s people. Joseph Smith was called in these latter days to serve as an instrument in God’s hands in restoring His gospel to the earth. The church that has been restored is built upon the same principles and ordinances as found in His ancient church. Show more Show less