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Hi I'm Golden

I'm from Austin, Texas. I am a husband and father. I'm a manager at a landscaping company.

About Me

I am a family man to the bone. I love being home or in the outdoors with my beautiful wife and kids. I have three daughters, one boy, and a dog. When I'm home, I'm watching a movie with the kids, reading a book, watching a game, or playing a great video game. Preferably, I'm camping, backpacking, hunting, or just playing something somewhere outside. My wife lived in Ukraine as a missionary for our church, and I did the same in Russia. Because of this, we grew very fond of Slavic names. Our daughters all received names from that part of the world. My son is a Jr.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have felt impressions (from the Holy Ghost) tell me that what the Mormon Church teaches is true and from God. In addition to knowing that God has told me this religion is true, I also appreciate the culture that the Mormon Church brings - love of others, focus, and peace. Like all of Christianity, the Mormon faith teaches us that we must help each other in this life. Mormons love their families, their communities, their country, and the world. There are no boundaries for that love. The Mormon faith also brings focus and peace to my life. It asks sacrifice and commitment, but rewards me so greatly with focus and peace, that it makes it all worth it.

How I live my faith

I have had various responsibilities in my local congregation. Right now I'm working with the 12-18 year old boys through Boy Scouts activities and the outdoors. Additionally, I try to make myself available for the random needs of a fellow member of humanity. It's something I love about the Mormon church-we help others any way we can.

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

Absolutely! Why not? I am always frustrated with the idea that if God loves His children as much as I love my own (He probably loves us more that we can imagine!), that He wouldn't continue to talk to His children like He did in Biblical times. While they may not look like Moses, Abraham, or Noah, the Twelve Apostles continue to teach us today, as they did in Jesus's time. Additionally, there is a Prophet of God who helps us all understand God's will for us as His children. President Thomas S. Monson is that person today. Listen to one of his messages-you'll feel the Lord talking to you when you do. Show more Show less