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Hi I'm Sherman

I grew up around Minneapolis, MN. I am a refrigeration mechanic. I'm married & have 3 grown children & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in a rural area & commute to work. I enjoy helping others in need that I find. I have an interest in energy self sufficiency. I am a husband & father of three. I study cancer clusters in regards to water, food, air purity to help others learn about how to reduce there exposure.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, because the Spirit of the Lord has born testimony to my heart & mind by way of a peaceful & good feelings as I study the scriptures & heavenly inspired leaders. I was close to being born in the church. I rebelled in my teenage years thinking I was having fun. As I look back, I wish I hadn't wasted my time & hurt others. I have had loving members of the church reach out to me & invite me back. I have also had antagonistic friends & family try to persuade me from returning back to the church. I am grateful for both as I started to ponder about the scriptures & pray earnestly to our kind & loving Father in heaven, answers started coming & making more sense to me. The closeness to the Spirit was particularly comforting & peaceful when I needed it most in my struggel to figure out what was right. At this same time, I was more humble & sensitive enough to receive feelings from the Holy Ghost. I enjoy serving the Lord & little by little, learning each day more about him & how I can become more like him. The Lord is the blue print to pattern my life by as he can make more out of me, then I can by myself. Without trying to be more like him, I would most likely fail my Wife & Children & have returned to those lifestyles that don't bring long lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I strive everyday to make my interaction with people pleasant, in a kind & loving way, even when our opinions may differ. As I study the scriptures, my heart changes for the better, little by little, day by day. I have made great progress from where I once was & wish to thank all those who helped me along the way back to our Savior. I am trying to repay our Savior in little ways that I can. By daily praying & pondering about who He would want me to share the Gospel with. I am a Branch Mission Leader, & this has opened my eyes more to the Joy of sharing the fullness of the Gospel. I have developed a deep love for our Father in Heaven & in our Savior Jesus Christ. I try to return what little I can by being of service to them by serving others. I recognize how much more the Lord has helped me to grow due to my efforts to keep his commandments & serve him. I find I am much happier when I take time for the important things in life. Sorting out what is important is a daily juggling act as there is so many things that need to be done, but not necessarily today. I look forward to helping others seek the Lord, so that they are prepared for His return to the earth once more. How glorious that time period will be for us & myself, if I help others today.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Sherman
If a wife's husband died, she could not keep the property back then because only men could own property. She would be forced to give it up. But if she could marry another, & he loved her, he would have the land in his name & she could keep the farm. Which would help life be as normal as it could possibly be for the children & mom. True there would less of a beloved step dads time, but there probably were not as many good men to go around to have this additional major roll of being a father & husband to another family. Farm accidents, war & sickness easily claimed many men's lives. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Sherman
It is normal with more freedom because other things are not bringing us down. For example: Cigarets & alcoholic beverages not only cost a lot of money, but have degrading affects on our body particularly as we age. I am so thankful I had help in braking away from these counter progressing habits. I love the Lord & love to serve him by helping others in need. Our family is happier then we would be otherwise & much more peaceful with the gospel in our home. Even though our grown children do not attend church, we still have a loving caring relationship in the which we can lovingly encourage them to choose a better way, to help lead them back to Jesus Christ. Our example speaks louder then words. Show more Show less