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Hi I'm John

I was born and raised on an Iowa farm........I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Our Father in Heaven has blessed me in so many incredible ways....I am a husband to my gorgeous Mormon wife. I am a father, a step-father and a grandfather to an energetic 6 year old grandson. My family means everything to me, that is what our lives are all about-family and I am so proud of them.

Why I am a Mormon

Fortuanately for me, I was reunited with the love of my life, and married a beautiful Mormon girl. The way she lived her life, the principles that guided her , and her unending faith in the Lord were some of the reasons I was baptized, I too wanted the Gospel in my life.  I was able to seek and find the answers to Who are we? Where did we come from? Why are we here on earth? Where are we going after our mortal journey has ended? I was taught by the missionaries, I studied diligently, read the Scriptures, prayed and have personally embraced the Gospel in my life.I know that by following the commandments, striving to live righteously and allowing the miracle of our Savior's atonement to work in my life, I will be able to endure to the end and achieve exaltation. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me direction, peace, joy and happiness in my life. I know that no matter what trials and tribulations I face in life, I can overcome any obstacle with the help of my Heavenly Father, he is always there to rescue me. I have learned that Father in Heaven knows me and loves me personally and wants only the best for me. Through personal prayer I can communicate and recieve revelation and guidance from my Heavenly Father, how reassuring is that?

How I live my faith

I have been blessed with many church callings and continue to learn that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a beautiful way of life. I am a counselor in the Bishopric and have the opportunity to serve others, that is what we are all about. I have had the opportunity to be associated with the most incredible individuals that share the same Gospel principles I do. We build strong families and relationships and strive to enrich the lives of others. We form a network that ties and binds us together to carry on the work of the Lord and to invite those who are ready to come unto the Gospel and build up the Kingdom of God here on earth.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

John
We have a document called The Family..A proclamation to the World which outlines and proclaims among many other things that a husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for one another and for their children. Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousnes, to provide for their physical and spirtitual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law abiding citizens where ever they live.Husbands and wives-mothers and fathers--will be held accountable before God for the dischage of these obligations. The family is ordained by God, and we know the strength of any nation is rooted within the halls of its homes and we know families are eternal. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

John
The evidence is clear when we look at all the marvelous creations on our earth today, they are all around us. Our Heavenly Father has given so many ways for us to know He lives. We have Sciptures that depict the lives of the Apostles and the Prophets, which have had sacred experiences with God and have established these records for us to build and establish a firm foundation for us to live our lives upon. The Book of Mormon is another testament to the life of Jesus Christ and is a guide for us in this dispensation. Show more Show less