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Hi I'm John Power

I am originally from Yuma, Arizona where it is hot, was a Yuma High School "Criminal," and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Even though I am of an age when many are retired, I am still working as a marketing consultant, and have clients around the country. I enjoy helping them develop projects that will help them build their business. Life's biggest challenge, and reward, has been being a parent. I consider my children to be my friends, and enjoy every moment of association with them. My wife and I have been married for over 40 years, have 6 children, and 14 grandchildren. Having grandchildren is one of life's "payoffs."

Why I am a Mormon

As I look back at my life, I can see many, perhaps hundreds, of situations where God has directed, guided, and sometimes even intervened, to help me continue on a path of progression. As I sum up life's experiences, to this point, I would say that there have been many, many blessings. I cannot deny the promptings of the Holy Ghost, have felt the power and authority of the priesthood, and have seen how "all the pieces fit together." This feeling of appreciation, and seeing the hand of God in my life, causes me to appreciate the "completeness" of the restored church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am amazed as I see how the Lord leads the restored gospel, individually with the members, through the missionary program, by providing the eternal blessings of the temple, and in other ways.

How I live my faith

My service to others began as a youth when asked to help lead other boys in my congregation. But the most significant service and leadership experience was the opportunity to serve as a missionary in Peru. I spent two years helping teach the Gospel, and helping establishing the Church in Peru. This experience was formative in that I continued the same type of effort to help and serve others when I returned. I have enjoyed associating with and serving others for many years. In the past five years my wife and I have helped conduct church services in prisons in Central Arizona. We have had many wonderful experiences with men who were trying to change their lives.

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

John Power
As I see the complexity, perfection, and beauty of the world on which we live, I see the work of God on a daily basis. No one but God could create a beautiful sunset, or sunrise. The beautiful flowers on our earth show the work of a divine designer. The experiences of life show me that there is progression, that we are mean to learn and grow, and that there is a future to all of this. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

John Power
Life did not begin at birth. We come into this world with experiences, talents, and communicative abilities that we learned previously, while we dwelt with our Heavenly Father. In the same way, life does not end at death. The time we spend in this mortal part of our existence is a proving ground, a testing time, an experience that involves growth and progress. The human soul is too great, too perfect, too impressive, to have started at birth, or to end at death. Life goes on, and we will continue having other new experiences after we die. Importantly, there IS a final judgment, when we will give an accounting for our time here. We need to think about it, and be ready for it. Show more Show less