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Hi I'm Donn Hilton

I'm a Mormon. I host a web site in Canada called LDSRADIO.CA. Go check it out and say hi.

About Me

I'm a convert to the LDS Church. I'm a dad with four wonderful grown children and four equally wonderful grand children. All of them are now living independently away from home. I help out in my ward by being the ward emergency preparedness specialist and in the Victoria Stake by being the Stake communications specialist. My wife and I are also the ward single adult reps and help out with activities to make the single adults, mostly seniors, feel like they are part of an extended family who cares about them.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was fourteen I was technically oriented. I had lots of skills in electronics and had my own very small business fixing radios and TV's, that sort of thing. I thought I was pretty smart. My dad joined the church a couple of years previous to that. Our branch was so small that meetings were rotated though a few member homes. Dad asked if I would sit in to "Discussions" with the missionaries and I turned him down several times. Finally I figured I'd put a stop to that by showing dad the error of his ways and so agreed to listen to what the missionaries had to say. Of course it doesn't work quite that way, they don't just talk, they ask questions. If a person is honest provides honest answers then what's a guy to do? The Holy Ghost and I "convinced myself" of the authenticity of Joseph Smith and the church. That was a long time ago, many church callings ago. I have had my ups and downs but the downs were not too deep and were all to do with what I wanted to do not what the Lord wanted me to do.

How I live my faith

I do what is required of me for my callings. I also look to the needs of others who I can see are struggling. There are many among us, usually sisters, who have difficulty and need work done around their home. It's not a problem for me to think of these, my brother's and sisters, as extended family. Many among us are living longer lives through modern diet, pharmaceuticals, etc. Eventually, if those members are to stay in their own homes, they need a hand. The Lord has asked us to Love One Another. This is one of my ways to do it. I put the skills to work that I have acquired, sometimes through helping others. For instance, a sister who I home teach needed a new roof on a shed. Another brother who had roofing skills started to work on the roof himself. I asked if I could help and then I managed to learn some skills that, some day, will allow me to re-roof my own house. Each of the priesthood holders, almost all of the men and many of the boys, are assigned a few families or individuals to watch out for and help if its needed, a task called "Home Teaching." It's basically a visit once a month to each of those homes and a short lesson. It makes sure that members are not left out and feel abandoned. Helping each other like that and in many other ways feels good for the soul. When I have done a good deed for someone I go away with a big smile on my face knowing I have made someone's life a bit better, a bit happier maybe, maybe a bit easier. Sometimes I am asked to provide a blessing with an anointing and a laying on of hands for someone who is ill or who may be stressed out because of something going on in their life. This is an honor to perform and act in the name of our savior Jesus Christ. What can top that? Nothing can beat doing work for our savior.