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Hi I'm Charles

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Im a father of three children and six grandchildren married for 34 years,I like fishing when i can go out depending on weather,like gardening but at my own pace try growing mostly veg,kept various types of animals over the years Owls,Snakes,Budgies,Canaries,Cockertiels,Fish from Aquarium to Marine

Why I am a Mormon

I became a (Mormom) Or Latter Day Saint through my wife meeting the missionary's in the street while we where out collecting milk money in it was a cold wintery night and my wife returned with a book that they gave her I was not happy about the idea at the time but as they started to talk things started to change in me and i felt at peace with myself something that the missionary's called the holy ghost from that time on i became more at ease with them coming round and started to read the book of mormon and started to pray about whether it was true or not and the spirit visited me and gave me the answer to my pray as the missionary's said the wall that i had put up had come down demolision style shortly after that i was on my knees sobing like a child and we both where scheduled to be baptised together and the rest is history i love my father in heaven im thankful for his sons sacrifice for me and and others im grateful that the gospel is restored to the earth and that we have a living prophet today.

How I live my faith

As a member i have in the past gone out with the elders to visit people that are seeking to join the church this is a very special moment for me to visit someone elses home and share some of the things that i and they believe in. I have also had the time to go to others houses and give help to those that are to old to look after there garden or just needed to have a job doing that they themselves could not do

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jesus Himself, though without sin, was baptized to fulfill all righteousness and to show the way for all mankind (see Matthew 3:13-17; 2 Nephi 31:5-12). Thus, baptism is essential for salvation in the kingdom of God. We learn in the New Testament that baptisms for the dead were done during the Apostle Paul’s time (see 1 Corinthians 15:29). This practice has been restored with the establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Prophet Joseph Smith first taught about the ordinance of baptism for the dead during a funeral sermon in August 1840. He read much of 1 Corinthians 15, including verse 29 Because all who have lived on the earth have not had the opportunity to be baptized by proper authority during life on earth, baptisms may be performed by proxy, meaning a living person may be baptized in behalf of a deceased person. Baptisms for the dead are performed by Church members in temples throughout the world. People have occasionally wondered if the mortal remains of the deceased are somehow disturbed in this process; they are not. The person acting as a proxy uses only the name of the deceased. To prevent duplication the Church keeps a record of the deceased persons who have been baptized. Some have misunderstood that when baptisms for the dead are performed the names of deceased persons are being added to the membership records of the Church. This is not the case. Show more Show less