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Hi I'm John Moore

I have three adopted children, one with special needs, all from Vietnam. I cycle, DJ and work for IBM. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy volunteering with youth groups. I believe that the youth today are some of the best that have ever been. I volunteer to help with Boy Scouts, I volunteer as a mentor in an inner city school and I DJ dances for you youth ages 14-18. I love cycling, camping, building of automobiles, and organizing youth events.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel fortunate that I was born into a Mormon family, but that is not why I'm still a Mormon. My family, on and off through the years growing up was not active in attending church services. When I became a teenager we moved to the south side of San Antonio and we met in a very small congregation in Pleasanton, Texas. It was there, being in the youth program that I gained my testimony of Jesus Christ. I took the challenge to read the Book of Mormon when I was about 16 years old, ponder it and then pray over it. It was only then that I knew the Book of Mormon was true. Not long after this experience, I went to Philmont, the Boy Scout high adventure camp in New Mexico that things solidified for me. Several of us climbed on top of Mount Baldy and while I was up there, I looked around and saw this wonderful world that God created for me to enjoy. Then the Holy Ghost whispered that my Savior knows me, loves me and died for me. From then on, I've known and never looked back.

How I live my faith

I do a lot of church and community volunteer work. In church, I'm responsible for leading and organizing programs for youth ages 12-18 across eight congregations. These might be youth devotionals, multi-day youth conferences or dances. One of the things I enjoy doing is being the DJ for the youth dances, ages 14-18. On average about 250-300 youth attend these dances where music that is played is current, but doesn't promote activities that are not in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ. In the community, I volunteer as an inner city middle school mentor. I spend time each week, during the school year, helping them learn to solve problems and apply the things they are learning today. I also try to reach 900 youth in my local middle school during Engineering Week each February and teach the importance of Math and Science. Within the past month, I've started volunteering to help a small Catholic school downtown to help them upgrade all the technology in their school. It's very rewarding partnering with other faiths who have such strong convictions of Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

John Moore
We believe in the Holy Bible because it contains the words of God. Additionally, it testifies of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. It's a compilation of prophets who spoke with and for him in the Old Testament as well as the words of his Apostles and followers who were close to him during his ministry. The New Testament is an account of Jesus Christ's teachings, including His parables and miracles. Without them, the story of his life would not be complete. Show more Show less