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Hi I'm Don Lindberg

I'm a Mormon. I grew up a member of the church in Louisiana, but now live in Texas.

About Me

I'm Don. I'm a son, brother, uncle, husband, father and grandfather. I've worked in the IT industry as a salesman for over 25 years. I enjoy being with my family, playing golf, jogging, working in my yard and watching college football. I served as an LDS missionary in England and Wales. I love life, and find my greatest joy through my relationships with God and Jesus Christ. And I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised LDS in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where my religious beliefs definitely put me in the minority. However, that environment caused me to undertake a very personal study of the doctrines of the church so that I might know for myself whether they are true. Reading and studying both the Old Testament and New Testament, along with the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants - combined with personal prayer - led me to receive a witness of the Holy Ghost that indeed, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is a restoration of the church Jesus Christ. I have since had many experiences which reinforce that Spirit-born witness. Through numerous opportunities to serve in the church I have witnessed firsthand how its teachings bless the lives of individuals and families. Through the scriptures and the Holy Ghost I know the following to be true: 1. God is my Heavenly Father; he is real, he lives and he loves me. 2. Jesus Christ is literally God's son, the firstborn spirit and Only Begotten in the flesh. He, too, is real, lives and loves me. Under God the Father's direction, Christ created the earth; gave commandments to ancient prophets who foretold of his coming in the meridian of time; was born into mortality of Mary; taught his gospel; atoned for my sins in Gethsemane and on the cross at Golgotha; and arose from the grave as a resurrected being; Restored the fulness of his gospel and reinstituted the organization of his church through the Prophet Joseph Smith. He continues to communicate his will through prophets and apostles on the earth today. 3. I am a spirit child of God; God created my spirit which dwells within my physical body. My physical body is in His likeness and image. Knowing I am the spiritual offspring of God empowers me to do my very best. 4. The more I come to know God and Jesus Christ, the more I love them and want to be like them. 5. I know I can live with them again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by putting into practice the gospel principles taught by Jesus Christ - namely to love God and to be of service to others. I've served as a mentor to students in inner-city elementary and middle schools. I've served as an Assistant Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. I've also served in a variety of church related callings. In every instance, the principles and teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ has influenced me to focus on the needs of individuals and to strive to bless their lives. In the LDS church, members are given opportunities to serve in specific callings or ministries. None of the callings in our congregations receive any monetary renumeration. I've had opportunities to serve in a variety of callings: - as a full-time missionary - as an early morning seminary instructor. Seminary is a class that meets daily during the school year for high school students. It typically starts at 6:00 AM. - as a counselor in a bishopric. A bishopric is made up of three men - a bishop and two counselors. Together, they lead or shepherd members in a ward or congregation. - as a Bishop - A bishop is responsible for the spiritual and temporal welfare of the individuals who reside within the boundaries of a ward or congregation - as a Counselor in a Stake Presidency. A stake consists of multiple wards or congregations Attending church on a weekly basis is important to me. I love being with the members of our congregation. They are such good examples to me. Together, we strengthen one another by serving one another. I love to share my beliefs with others, especially those who are earnestly seeking for truth concerning God and Jesus Christ. I find that sharing my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ strengthens it. Most importantly, I strive to live my faith by being of service to my family. They are most precious to me. The relationships we share as a family are sacred and have the potential to be eternal.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Don Lindberg
Absolutely! It testifies of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament establishes his covenant relationship with Abraham, Issac and Jacob and their descendents and that he would come to earth to be the Savior of the world. The New Testament testifies of the fulfillment of the prophecies found in the Old Testament. Christ fulfilled his earthly ministry by teaching his gospel of love, atoning for the sins of all mankind, dying for us and overcoming death by being resurrected. The bible is clearly a sacred, God-inspired book revealed through ancient prophets and apostles. It testifies of Jesus Christ and our dependence on him as our Savior. I love the bible and find great joy and peace in studying its teachings. Show more Show less