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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon. I serve my country.

About Me

I'm a retired Air Force officer who has served my country in such places as Iraq, Japan, and Italy. I continue serving my country as a civil servant, working to maintain the defense of my country. I enjoy the freedom and liberty that my country has blessed me with and endeavor to preserve it for my posterity and fellow countrymen. God has blessed us with great opportunity here to grow and progress according to our individual determination, but has given us a mighty responsibility to maintain these freedoms we enjoy. I also love riding motorcycles. Riding through such a varied and beautiful landscape with its view and smells keeps me mindful of the love of God in creating such a wonderful world for us to live in. I broke my leg once in a motorcycle accident, and though there was a time that I questioned whether or not I would continue riding as I recovered, the freedom of the road was too much of an enticement to keep me off the bike.

Why I am a Mormon

I am an eighth generation Mormon. The sacrifices and dedication of my ancestors keeps me inspired to continue in this grand endeavor to better know and serve Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. A great-great-great grandfather personally knew Joseph Smith, and his testimony of the Gospel that he gained in following God's prophet moves me to want to do the same.

How I live my faith

I regularly attend Church and have served in many callings. My favorite calling perhaps was being a Primary pianist. Playing the piano for children to sing Primary songs often lifted my spirit. A song is a prayer to the Lord, and the prayers of children are certainly pure and spiritually uplifting.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Many great men are "prophets" in their own right. Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King for example had great visions and served to teach inspired principles that help establish God's Kingdom among His children. Others who deserve to be heeded as prophets also likely live now as well, but prophets who have been especially called to lead Christ's Church, with Priesthood keys to receive direct communication from God and Jesus Christ, in former times as well as latter days, are not as common. Joseph Smith was such a prophet, personally chosen by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to establish Christ's Church in our day after a very long time of having no prophets with these keys. Those especial priesthood keys of prophecy have been passed down to various prophets to the current president of this Church, Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less