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Hi I'm Wilson

I am a husband, brother, father of 2 adult children, son. I grew up in South Georgia and have lived 5 states

About Me

I have 2 adult children, one on a mission for the church and one working & in college. I am involved with Boy Scouts of America (scoutmaster). I enjoy woodworking, carving, knot tying, canoeing, bicycling, hiking, hunting (bow & gun). I have more interests than time, so plan to be very busy after my work years are done. I am enjoying learning about our Constitution and the protections our founding fathers provided through the constitution.

Why I am a Mormon

I had neighbors who were members to the LDS church. They always seemed to be happy, I wanted to know what they knew that I didn't. Missionaries knocked on my door, left a video & came back a few days later. We discussed questions that had always puzzled me, like the Godhead. I liked the feeling I had when we visited with the missionaries & they told me I could have that feelling all the time. Their answers to my questions rang true, like I had always known these things, but no one had ever told me. I wanted to have the happiness my neighbors had. My wife and I were baptized, confirmed and we started living the way we were told that would bring that happiness--really joy, into our lives. IT WORKS!!

How I live my faith

My life revolves around my faith--I read scriptures most every day, attend church services regularly (when I don't have to work on Sundays). I have served in many roles in the Church & have learned from those I serve in each role. Currently I am Scoutmaster for our church sponsored troop. Prayer is a big part of life, sometimes on my knees, sometimes while driving or biking. I try to recognize and acknowledge the hand of God in my everyday life. Having the Holy Ghost is a great comfort, in that I can gain insights for important decisions. I know that as long as I live worthily the Holy Ghost will be my companion. I try to live my life in a manner that gives offense to no one.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Wilson
No! We revere him and acknowledge him as an instrument in God's hand to restore the Church of Jesus Christ in these the latter days. We worship God the Eternal Father and His son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Wilson
Jesus Christ was baptised "to fulfil all righteousness" by John the Baptist, who had authority given from God to baptise. He was baptised by full immersion by one having authority. As we try to live Christlike lives, we believe we should try to do the things Jesus Christ did, such as being baptised by one who has authority from God (the priesthood). There is much symbolism in baptism. Being immersed symbolizes being washed clean from our sins, It also represents being buried, the end of one way of life. Rising out of the water represents resurrection, the beginning of a new life, cleansed from the sins of the previous life. Prior to being baptised we agree to take upon ourselves the name of Christ. We have the opportunity to renew our baptismal covenants each week when we partake of the sacrament. Show more Show less