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Hi I'm Paul

I grew up in Southern California. I currently work as a supervisor at an ice cream plant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two beautiful kids and a beautiful wife that is an awesome stay home Mom. I love the beach and the activities that come along with it.

Why I am a Mormon

There is no other feeling that can describe the peace and serenity that comes from a knowledge that God has called prophets and apostles in our day to guide and direct us in these troubled times. They are our modern day Moses' and Peter's and receive inspired direction and counsel on how God would like us to live our lives today and how we can have everlasting happiness especially the concept of being with your family forever after this life. The saying "till death do us part" no longer remains a question on will I be with my family or loved ones after this life, but inspired truths such as "for time and all eternity" help me to understand that I can be with my loved ones after this life together for eternity. There are also additional scripture that has been brought about to help us live our lives better. The Book of Mormon along with the Bible both testify of Christ. The Bible is that testimony of prophets and apostles and their dealings with God in the areas surrounding Jerusalem and The Book of Mormon is the testimony of Prophets and Apostles in the areas covering North and South America both before and after Christ lived. In this Book you will find peace and joy and more understanding of Jesus Christ and how we can be truly happy in this life. The Book of Mormon was named after one of the prophets whose name was Mormon who took all the writings of the prophets that lived before him and abridged their writings into a book named The Book of Mormon. His son Moroni was the last prophet to write in the book and before he died he was commanded to bury this important book in the ground to preserve it from those that wanted to destroy it. The book remained hidden for over a thousand years until in the early 1800's God called a young man by the name of Joseph Smith to remove the book out of the ground and to translate the language into English. From reading the Book of Mormon I know that it is from God and that Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as second counselor in the Elders Quorum. This is a group of men that meet every Sunday to discuss how we can be better husbands, fathers, brothers and friends to those around us by learning about the teachings of Christ. We have the opportunity to serve as Christ did by offering plenty of opportunities to give service to our fellow man. I try to live my life by a scripture found in the Book of Mormon that states, "When you are in the service of your fellow beings you are only in the service of your God."

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

Paul
Yes and he has. Just as God called prophets in ancient times like Moses and Noah, he continues to do so today. Oh how grateful I am in these troubled times to know that God has called a living prophet to guide us. The man he has chosen to guide us today is Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less