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Hi I'm Lew

I'm a Mormon. I love my church because it gives me a solid anchor in a world of shifting values. I love my wife now and forever.

About Me

I graduated from BYU, and have had a great life and much happiness because of what I believe. To me, Mormonism isn't a way of life, it is life. I have a beautiful and loving wife, and we have 4 children. Two girls and two boys. I love to read, I enjoy antiquing now and then, I love the outdoors. When i was a kid, I went fishing a lot with my friends and sometimes we would sleep out at each other's places and sometimes on the church lawn. I've had the opportunity to be involved in the Boy Scouts of America, as a scoutmaster and in other positions and I loved it. I enjoyed working with boys and seeing them become eagle scouts. I have been to a number of trade-o-rees, and they are a blast. You other scouters who read this will know what I mean. We live in dangerous times, but we also live in great times, because we have living prophets and apostles on the earth again, just like in Jesus' time and what a blessing it is to be guided by a noble man who communes directly with God on a daily basis. If what I have said touches your heart, please find out more about the Mormons, you will be so glad you did.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I served as a missionary when I was 19 to 21 years old. It was a great experience and set the foundation for the rest of my life. I am a 6th generation Mormon, and I would not have it any other way. This church is truly the restored church of Jesus Christ, the same that he organized when He lived upon the earth. As I stated earlier, it is led by a living prophet who is the Lord's mouthpiece here on earth. When he was called, I received a direct witness from the Holy Ghost, that this man had been called at this time to lead His church. His name is Thomas S. Monson, and i testify that he is truly of prophet of God, called at this time to lead His church. I bear my humble witness that Joseph Smith was the great prophet of the restoration and that he translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God and that as the Lord lives, i testify that that this great book is the word of God.

How I live my faith

At the present time, i teach a lesson once each month to the men my age, mostly. I enjoy sharing what I know to be true. I also try to help out whenever someone is in need. We do a lot of helping new people move into or out of our ward. It always feels good to help someone, and sometimes I have found that I am the one in need and others help me and that is a real blessing. I try to be a good example of what a Mormon is. I am not perfect by any means, so I do a lot of tripping and falling and picking myself up and try to go on and do better. Life can get us down sometimes, but if we take the time to get on our knees and talk to the Lord, we will find that things will go so much better for us. These are some of the things I do to live my faith. I also serve as an ordinance worker in the Twin Falls, Idaho temple. I have been doing so for almost 3 years now and it has been a fantastic experience. As patrons come to do work for their dead, it is not possible to say how much it means to me and to them. They are doing something of vital importance for someone who cannot do it for themselves. This temple work as we call it in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, brings joy unspeakable to both the living and the dead. It is the most selfless work we can do and it truly changes lives both now and forever.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

At present I am a church service missionary at our temporary storehouse in Kimberly, Idaho. Each Wednesday morning, I and my co-workers meet about 7:00 AM to set up the tables and when the truck arrives we set out the commodities that needy members come to pick up. This is a work of joy as in this economy we have many who are in need. This is a hand up program, not a giveaway the way the gov"t does things. I feel love for the people we serve, and realize that I may be in need myself at some point, so I consider it an and privilege to be of service to those in need in the 7 stakes (dioceses) we serve. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost is one of my dearest friends, whom i need with me at all times. He is a testator, a revelator, and the 3rd member of the Godhead. He does not have a body, but is a personage of spirit. He is seperate and distinct from the Father and the Son. When we needs answers from our Heavenly Father, they come most often through Him. He bears witness of the Father and the Son, and is the spirit of truth. He bears witness to an honest seeker of the truth,that the restored church is true, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Tithing funds are sacred and are used to build meetinghouses, temples and to help move the church forward through supporting the labors of our missionaries. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

The atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is the single greatest event in the history of the universe. Without this great and last sacrifice, we would have all been subject to the devil forever. He truly conquered death, hell and the devil for us because he loved each one of us so very much. Praise be to His name forever for what He did for me in Gethsemane and upon Calvary's cross. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Most missionaries are supported by their parents, although some are such go getters that they earn the money themselves. I applaud those who do so. In some areas of the world, people don't have the necessary funds, so much missionary activity is paid on behalf of these great young people by those who have the extra money, which they give because they love the work and want these great young men and women to have the opportunity to serve as many of them did. Show more Show less