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Hi I'm Mark

I was raised as a Mormon in a small town in Utah. I spent most of my adult life attending other churches.

About Me

My working life was in the Information Technology field. I retired at age 53 to spend more time doing what I want to do when I want to do it. I was a full time RVer for several years before returning to being a home owner. I am an outdoors person and prefer being in the country rather than in the city.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith. Even with all the teachings in my youth I drifted from activity when I left home to go to college. I became fully inactive and spent 34 years away from the Mormon faith. I still had Christ in my life and attended other churches regularly. During all those years I did not find another church that fulfilled what I was searching for. Eventually, I realized that what I was searching for was what I had as a youth. I tell others that even if I did not know that the Mormon church was the true church I would belong because of the way it teaches me to live in this mortal existance. I have discovered for myself that the happiness that I was seeking in the world cannot compare to the happiness I now have as a temple worthy member of the Mormon faith.

How I live my faith

We are told in the bible that the first commandement is to love God and the second is like unto it to love our neighbor. I take this commandment literally in trying to love everyone. What a wonderful world it would be if everyone lived this commandment. My church callings have been primarily with the young men of the church including the scouting program. My wife and I are current temple ordinance workers and will be leaving on a full time mission by the end on 2011.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

We are taught to love one another. If we are not willing to help others then we are not showing that love. This is one of the hardest commandments for me. I have difficulty in showing love for terrorist or gang members killing women and children. Yet, I know it is commandment and I try my best knowing that I am not always perfect. We are taught that our service to others should not be done as just a handout. We should consider that the service provided, either by the church or as individuals, will lead to others becoming self reliant. In summary, the answer to the question, "Do Mormons only help Mormons" the answer is NO. The chucrch has provided humanitarian service around the world regardless of the religious leanings of the nations or citizens. In my personal life my individual service to others has included both Mormons and non-Mormons. Show more Show less