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Hi I'm Mark

I was born Hard of Hearing and lived in Arizona. I'm now currently serving a mission in California for the Deaf, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Single and went to college for half a year, then sacrified Two Years to serve the Lord in California. I am Hard-of-Hearing, though mostly deaf. I can communicate with both voice and hands. I have lived in Arizona most of my life. I enjoy mazes, puzzles, video games, baseball, dodgeball, and Reading fantasy/fiction/medieval books.

Why I am a Mormon

I actually grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but that doesn't mean i believed it. Around the age of 17, I had perhaps a small Testimony, or a knowledge that is was true. Gradually as i continued to study the gospel of Jesus Christ and decided to serve a Mission, my Testimony grew. Now on a mission, i have grown to know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His Church, and it is true. Looking back i notice the blessings Heavenly Father has given me and has guided me through my life in many ways. I continue today to learn more of Jesus Christs gospel and teachings and increase my testimony of what I know to be true. I know we all have a purpose here on Earth and in time our Heavenly Father, also known as God, will provide us ways to continue down that righteous path, we just need to take that opportunity.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith by serving a mission. To go on a mission means to sacrifice your time to the Lord to help those the missionary meets to come closer to Christ, develop of Faith in Him, and when the people are willing, to be baptized to His true church. That is my job as a missionary, and as i continue serving the Lord and studying Jesus Christs baptism, my Faith in him grows, and it is also by example that we show our Faith. We cannot say we love people if we don't show that love, we can't say i believe the Bible if we don't or haven't read it.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Mark
Our Church services are rather normal and last about 3 hours, and Visitors are always welcome. There are 3 separate hours, the 1st hour is called Sunday School, were we are put with other people around our age, and it is in that class that we learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we can ask any questions we want, even the visitor can ask questions, and the teacher whom has been asked to teach the class and accepted to, will answer according to his knowledge on the subject. We even include those in the class to answer a question too. It helps each of us to learn, including the teacher. The 2nd hour is sepertated, The men go to what's called a Priesthood class, and the Women go to what's call Relief Society, and what's discussed in those classes are normally church activities that will be happening soon and even a few tips on how to help establish a Christ centered family. Then the 3rd hour is the Sacrament, everyone gathers together with their family, cousins, even friends. It is a special time for us to bless the bread and water, in which we eat and drink in Rememberance of Christs body and blood, as mentioned in the King James Bible. Visitors can partake of the Sacrament if they chose to. And we also sing a few hymns, or songs, to uplift us or give us peace. And after the Sacrament two or three people out of the group to give a talk whom are picked by the Bishop, who resides over the congregation. And it is common for us to open and close each hour with a prayer. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Mark
Of course! Jesus loves everyone. Would He not teach His gospel to everyone in the world? There were people in America during the time of the Bible. People could travel, they had ships. Remember the scripture St. John 10:16 "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd" (KJV). Jesus Christ was talking about other people other than in the land he preached in. And not only America, but possibly other lands as well. Show more Show less