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Hi I'm Bill

I grew up in California and live in Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I teach and practice law and write a weekly Christian column for Mormon Times/Deseret News. My wife and I have seven children and 14 grandchildren. We love the scriptures and being a forever family.

Why I am a Mormon

At eighteen during the beginning of my military commitment, I met a wonderful friend named Chuck. Because of his example of love and respect for all people, I became interested in his beliefs. He invited me to share in his family life and to hear a message about the plan of happiness from the full-time missionaries. I learned that God established His Church, that men changed it, and God has re-established it. I also learned that the Book of Mormon is a sacred record of God’s dealings with the people who lived in ancient America. The crescendo of the Book of the Mormon is the appearance of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ to the Americas. His appearance is a fulfillment of His promise recorded in the Bible: “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring...(John 10:16). In the Americas, Jesus taught the gospel and established His Church. He called apostles and prophets as He did in Bible lands during His earthly ministry. By reading and praying about the Book of Mormon, I received a powerful witness from the Holy Spirit that it is the word of God, as is the Bible. The heavens are open, and God continues to speak to us in our day through holy men called prophets, just as He did anciently. Through a humble boy named Joseph Smith who wanted to know which of all the churches was right, God brought forth the Book of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I serve as a high councilor assigned to missionary work in my stake. A stake is a group of congregations known as wards. By helping to teach people about God’s plan of happiness, they find answers to common questions such as where did I come from, why am I here and where am I going? Through baptism and the sacred ordinances available in holy temples, individuals and families come unto Christ and become forever families. I also organize a quarterly blood drive to replenish precious blood supplies in our area. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), we love and follow the Savior by serving our fellow beings.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

We are the re-established original Christian Church. Our fellow saints in Bible times wrote the Bible as the word of God by direction from heaven. The Bible is the word of God and we continue to teach from it today, just as prophets of old did in the early Church. Show more Show less