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Hi I'm Al

I am 72years old, and I joined the church when I was 21. I grew up in Michigan and now live in Minnesota. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired teacher and building contractor. I continue to enjoy hunting, fishing, and building. I have served in many church callings which have helped me to learn and to serve others. My wife and I have been married 43 years and have two children. Both have been sealed to us for all time and eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

While in college, I enrolled in a few religion classes which raised questions in my mind that my existing faith could not answer. The missionaries answered all my questions and I found that the ordinances and teachings in the Mormon church followed the teachings found in the bible. As I have continued to study, learn, and apply the principles of the gospel in my life, I have been blessed with many spiritual experiences and answers to prayer.

How I live my faith

As I put the teachings of the pure gospel of Jesus Christ to the test, as found in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and then applied the principles in my life, I now have a wonderful understanding of where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going. I also know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ I can be forgiven, and return to live with my Father in Heaven, if I but live the commandments and keep the covenants which I have made with Him.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Al
Missionaries will teach you and your children how to live your lives so that you can all return to your Father in Heaven and be together as a family through all Eternity. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Al
The Mormon church baptizes by immersion, the same way that Christ was baptized, and by the proper priesthood authority that John the Baptist was given. Christ specifically chose John the Baptist because he held the priesthood authority given him by God. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Al
When you serve your Father in Heaven, payment for your service influences the things that must be taught by those who pay you. I could never accept payment for serving my Father in heaven by teaching His gospel and helping others. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Al
Sometimes we don't read the Bible as closely as we should. It does teach, as does the Book of Mormon, that there are three separate and distinct members of the "Godhead" God the Father in whose image we are created Jesus Christ who is the Son of God and the savior for all mankind and the Holy Ghost who is a personage of spirit who, as we live the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will testify to us of all truth and of God and of Jesus Christ. Upon a closer study of the scriptures, I learned that they are one in PURPOSE! Show more Show less