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Hi I'm Geoff

I'm very happy and grateful to be a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father and my faith and my family are the most important parts of my life. I'm 38 years old, have been happily married for 14 years to my best friend and love of my life, and we have 4 wonderful children. I work for a major corporation in Technologies. Life is busy and often stressful and a bit chaotic. But I am truly happy and at peace, even in a turbulent world, and it is rooted in being a believing and practicing Mormon, Latter-day Saint Christian. I love the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and I am so grateful for all the blessings in my life. I love providing for my family and spending as much time with them as possible. I enjoy giving service, playing sports, especially basketball, reading, tv/movies, and family vacations.

Why I am a Mormon

I started out this life as a Mormon because my parents were members. They both grew up in Texas as Baptist and Nazarene. When my dad went away to college in New York, he encountered the Church through friends. He read The Book of Mormon, prayed about it, and knew it was true by the Holy Ghost, so he was converted and baptized. Later he met my mother and they were married in a Baptist church. But during their first year of marriage, she also became very interested in the Church and was converted by the same process of reading The Book of Mormon and praying about it. I tell this part of the story because my conversion is very similar. I read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ all the way through when I was 11. What struck me day after day of reading was its testimony of Jesus Christ, His life, example, teachings, and Atonement, in other words, His Gospel, and the goodness/rightness of truly following Him, living His way, truth, and life. Afterwards, when I prayed and asked our Father in Heaven, in the name of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ, if it was true, I was given a profound spiritual experience that became the beginnings of my own testimony. I have since had many spiritual experiences, with the Holy Spirit, answers to many, many prayers, as well as covenants, ordinances, and blessings which have built that testimony into a real knowledge of the truthfulness of the Fullness of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught and administered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Doubts have been swept away as I have searched, studied, and learned even more about the Restoration claims, scriptures, and history, and found answers. The ultimate answer to why I'm a Mormon is that it is true.

How I live my faith

Fundamentally, I live my faith by striving to be a true follower of Jesus Christ, to love Him and our Father in Heaven with all that I am. I believe what the Savior taught, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." So I strive to keep His commandments. In the Restored Gospel we make covenants to obey God, to keep His commandments and standards and to do His will in our lives, to serve Him, to repent, and to put Him first in our lives. In my life this translates into many habits and activities: daily prayer and scripture study, frequent church and Temple worship; loving, serving and leading my family in His way, in paths of righteousness/goodness; serving in His Church and trying to strengthen my brothers and sisters; loving and serving my neighbors and friends, and sharing the Gospel with those around me, through word and deed. I just try to be a good example of a believer and follower of Christ, to share light and truth whenever I have the opportunity, and to acknowledge the Lord in my life. Community service, giving for the assistance of the needy, and participating in the political process are also important to me. I believe that in whatever I do, I can try to be Christlike, to love and help those I encounter in this life, whatever the circumstances might be.