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Hi I'm Brother Don

I'm a Mormon. I was born and raised in northeast Nebraska. Served in Army during the early part of the Viet Nam war. Married.

About Me

Married. Retired residential building construction foreman. Father of 3 and grandfather to 5 grandsons. Hobby is gardening. Went to college 2 years and graduated. Have been a Sunday school teacher, 4H leader, Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. Highly competitive and have shown dairy cattle, rabbits and flowers. Do my own hybridization of daylilies. I was a Chaplains Assistant in the Army during the early days of the Viet Nam war.

Why I am a Mormon

In the 5th grade we studied Nebraska history and I was fascinated with the Mormons crossing the state with their push carts. I always wanted to know more about the Mormons but I didn't know where to look. As a chaplain's assistant in the Army, I had to learn something about all of the major religions, but because the outpost library was so small that it had nothing about Mormons. Out of the 430 people on the post, there was only one Mormon. About 4 years ago, I saw a pair of missionaries in my town going door to door. I began speaking to them in September of that year and they invited me to be baptized, but I didn't I feel I could unless I had read the Book of Mormon. It would have been like joining a group I knew nothing about. So I began reading the Book of Mormon and the Elders answered all the questions I had. After you read it I knew the Book of Mormon was true and as soon as I finished I called the Elders and told them I had finished it, went to Church and two weeks later I was baptized. The Gospel to me is an assurance that there is heaven, that there is life after death,and there is a reward, and that we will all be reunited again with all our friends and loved ones.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping others and being involved in the missionary work of spreading the gospel. I try in any way I can to be compassionate like Jesus was. I always remember a missionary that looked at me after something I shouldn't have done and asked me "Now What would Jesus do?" That hit me, it really hit home. That's what we should all be trying to do, be more like Jesus.

What is being a Mormon like?

Brother Don
Being a Mormon has given me a peace that I have never known before. It was like being in this tormented storm and at last I've found this rock to latch onto, I'm safe. Show more Show less