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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in a small farming community in South Eastern Arizona.

About Me

I am the 5th child in a family of 6 children, 5 brothers and 1 sister Mom and Dad worked hard to provide for us as we grew. We never had excess but never went with out the necessities of , food, clothing and shelter and most important of all we or at least i felt i was loved. Grew up a normal childhood i suppose went to a small high school with allowed me to play in sports which i enjoyed. After high school i serve a church mission in what at the time was called the "Cumorah" mission right in the heart of the geographical area where the church was restored in the early 1800's. I returned home went to school met my wife while attending school and married her shortly after. We have 5 wonderful children, all are not currently active in the church as they make their own choices in life but we love them just the same. I am on the down hill side of this life hoping to retire in a few years. I enjoy sports, good movies, and dating my wife. I love the holidays as they bring families together and they give us an opportunity to share family experience from out past.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I'm a Mormon, great question. It not easy being a Mormon but life would be much harder with out the church in my life. I am from a 3 generation family. My grandfather as a young child rode horse back from a small farming community in Southern Utah to the Gila Valley in Arizona with his family and they began farming. I was born and raised to believe the mormon church was and is true. I since have learned from life experience that it is true. The Gospel of Jesus Christ as was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith provides answer to question of the purpose of this life. It just makes sense, feels right. I don't know the all the mysteries, of how things were created how Christ was able to be raise from the dead and how HE is our advocate with our Father in Heaven or how He took up on himself my sins. What I do know and I learned this from the teaching from the latter day Prophets, I lived with God before, I came to this earth so I could gain a physical body, to learn and to grow as a Child of God, so I can become more like him. And that God loves me and knows me as his son, and every person good or bad who has lived in the past, in the present or future, was, is and will be a child of that same God who I know to be my Father in Heaven. How do I know, it just makes sense, it feels right, and my mother told me it was true, and we all know Moms can not lie.

How I live my faith

I have served in several different organizations in the church/ward that i belong to: Scout Master, Home Teacher, Sunday school teacher, prymary teacher, and several calling of leadership, but the most important calling is to serve my family to provide for them. If i can do that to the best of my ability then i feel i am living my faith.