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Hi I'm Allen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and I'm a father of 3. I work full-time to support my family and I just graduated with master's degree in engineering. I enjoy playing piano, singing, playing and watching football, reading, and watching movies. I also enjoy spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-Day Saints because of the joy it brings to my life. I know my Savior Jesus Christ lives. I know that I am a child of God and that He loves me. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, as is the Bible, and I am grateful for the things I learn from them each day. Because I am a memebr of this church, I know that I can live with my family again after this life. I have prayed to know for myself that these things are true and I have felt the Holy Spirit testifying in my heart that they are true.

How I live my faith

I lead and teach the 14-15 year old young men and I home teach several families in my ward. I study my scriptures each day and strive to teach my family the principles of a blessed and happy life that the gospel provides.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Allen
Absolutely yes. Because of the ordinances available in temples, we can live with our families forever, not just "until death do us part". When my wife and I were married, we were sealed in the temple for time and for all eternity. We were promised that if we would obey God's commandments and live Christ's teachings faithfully, we and our children would be together forever. Show more Show less

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

Allen
Mormon missionaries teach the same things in every country in the world. When I served as a missionary in Mexico, I taught about Christ, His gospel, and scriptures He has given us. I taught about God's plan for our happiness, about His calling a prophet to guide us in our day, and about how God has restored Christ's Church on the earth, just as it was in New Testament times. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Allen
The easiest way to talk with someone in person about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church) is to ask a friend, acquaintance, or family member who is a member of the Church. Latter-Day Saints, as we like to be called, are found throughout the world in almost all countries and in all walks of life. I personally know Latter-Day Saints who are engineers, doctors, teachers, military servicemen and women, maintenance workers, etc. The church also has over 50,000 missionaries around the world who are called specifically to talk personally with people about the gospel of Jesus Christ in many languages (they all wear a black nametag and go door to door teaching the glorious message of the Restoration of the gospel). Another easy way to speak with church members is to go to church with them. You don't need an invitation and anyone can enter the church building: the services are held every Sunday in LDS chapels around the world. Anyone there can help answer questions you have about the church and its members. Just go to lds.org and click on the "Meetinghouse Locator" link on the homepage, type in your zip code, and you can find the nearest church building to your house online - it's easy! If nothing else, ask everyone you know if they know someone who's LDS and you're bound to find someone who can direct you to an LDS person to talk to. We always welcome the opportunity to answer your questions about our faith in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Allen
You might be surprised by this, but being a Mormon may be more similar to your life than you think. We go to school and work like everyone else. We have families, we shop at the grocery store, and drive cars or ride bikes. We enjoy movies and music and the arts. We excercise, play sports, and read. We also seek to love and serve everyone we meet. We go to church every Sunday and serve in a variety of volunteer positions. We study our scriptures and pray daily. We don't drink, smoke, or use harmful or illegal drugs. We follow the counsel of our church leaders and sustain them as prophets of God. We value the importance of family and we seek to be involved in any good cause. We look for the good in everything and everyone around us because we know we are all God's children. We try to be accepting of everyone no matter who they are, what they believe, or where they come from. In short, we do our best to do good things, be good people, and become a greater blessing in the lives of those around us. In these, and many other ways, we strive to come unto Christ and live his gospel fully. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Allen
A testimony is a sure, personal knowledge you can receive from the Holy Ghost that something is true. This knowledge is received by studying the scriptures and by praying to God in faith, sincerely, to know if the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. The Holy Ghost will help you know it's true by feelings of peace and warmth that come into your heart. I have prayed and asked God for myself and I can testify that I know Jesus Christ lives, that He is our Savior, that the Book of Mormon is true, and that we have living prophets and apostles on the earth today. I know this because I have felt the Holy Ghost confirm the truth of these things to me personally. My testimony influences my daily actions and helps me set goals for myself based on what I know is true. A testimony is truly a precious gift from God. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Allen
Yes, I do. Since the days of Adam, God has called and ordained men to be his mouthpiece, the ones through whom He communicates to His children. These prophets speak with God and receive revelation as to His will for us on earth, and then they communicate that to us. They serve as the watchmen on the tower, looking out to see dangers coming and warning us by telling us how to avoid them so we can stay on God's path and not get lost. Amos, and Old Testament prophet, taught that "The Lord God will do nothing save he shall reveal His secret to His servants, the prophets." (Amos 3:7). I know that God, because He loves us, has called a man today to be His prophet and to lead His children safely back to Him. That man is Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less