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Hi I'm Eliott.

I'm a husband, father, and a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for nearly 12 years to an incredible woman, and have 4 great kids. I love techy 'toys', movies, muscle cars, and nearly all sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I've thought before, 'Would I be living the typical Mormon lifestyle if I weren't a member of the LDS church?', and I think the answer is yes. The values I cherish deep inside are the same being practiced and encouraged within the church. It's a lifestyle I can be at peace with.

How I live my faith

Within the church, I serve as both a Sunday School teacher as well as with the local Boy Scout troop. There hasn't been an opportunity to serve that hasn't taught me and shaped me into the person I am today.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

I was able to serve a mission for the church in the Pacific Northwest, and ran into people that had this question quite frequently. For some, it wasn't that they hadn't had an opportunity to be baptized within their own church, and therefore felt that their baptism was enough for them. While it's potentially a sensitive topic with some, notably because they usually feel their Baptism was out of their love for the Savior, and therefore was 'good enough'. To that, I say this: If you have felt the spirit touch you as you have learned the principles of the gospel, then you believe that the Prophet is truly God's messenger. If you believe that, you must also believe and understand that all past prophets have also carried the word of the Lord to His people, and among that, was the importance of Priesthood Authority; that it has been restored on the earth. While neither I nor anyone else could ever validate your baptism or your commitment to the Savior, it must nonetheless be performed by one who holds the restored authority of Jesus Christ. Don't look at it as something that takes away from your past baptism and love for the Lord- look at it as an addition to your already existing love and accomplishments in your life. The spirit will validate your choice, as it has mine. Show more Show less