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Hi I'm LM Johnson

I am a Drama Major with a Masters in Theater, taught for 37 years, have 10 kids and one wife, love life and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Having 10 kids and working with High School age students and college age students has given me a broad and wonderful perspective of life. I LOVE LIFE! For years I help direct a large outdoor Pageant in both New York and Mesa, Arizona and a small outdoor religious drama in Jamaica. I love the power of truth when portrayed in a good theatrical production. So much of the good life is here to enjoy and FEEL the joy of love and the power of service to others. I believe what Mother Teresa once said: "in Jesus 'the Word was make flesh' that is what we should try to do... Make God's word alive in our lives. There have been rough seas in my life, waves that crash and winds that blow --- but I find that if the Lord does not calm the sea -- He can calm me as I ride the waves of life. WHAT A GREAT LIFE THIS IS! I BELIEVE AND AM SURE THAT IN THE END EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. AND IF IT IS NOT OK --- IT IS NOT THE END.

Why I am a Mormon

Jesus said "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." ( John 10:10) I find in the Mormon Church (actually named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) I have the abundant life.. We have all that the Lord has to give us -- as we follow Him. I have found solutions to the rough seas in the Holy Scriptures: Holy Bible (King James version) The Book of Mormon, and the Words of Living Prophets. I remember speaking to a gentleman long about 30 years ago about listening to the LDS Church's General Conference, when the men we sustain as Prophet, Seers and Revelators speak (April and October) to the world -- those who will listen. I invited him to listen with me to the prophets message. He said ( and I can almost directly quote it because I was so surprized at his answer): "Even if there were prophets today -- we would not need them. All we need is in the Bible." I am still a little sad for that gentleman these many years later. I find strength and comfort in the fact that the Lord does still speak to men today -- who lead this followers through this "valley of death" we call the world. I am so grateful to have a living knowledge of God's love for me, by feeling his arms around me as I walk this valley. I am also so glad to have a Prophet (Amos 3:7; Ephesiaisn 4:11) to lead us all and give us directions in our lives.

How I live my faith

My Life, as much as I can, is a display of my faith. I actually met the girl who would be my wife as I was was part of the young single men portion of our local church unit and this beautiful girl was in the young single women. It was at BYU in 1967. We worked well together, prayed together, planned together and worked through difficulties so well togther that we often joked if we didn't get married we ought to go into business together. We got Married and have 10 children and 42 years of happy marriage. I have worked AS A VOLUNTEER at the Hill Cumorah Pageant for 21 years ( a large outdoor drama Pageant in Palmyra, New York) directing it 3 years. I worked as a volunteer director for the Mesa Easter Pageant and one in Jamaica. I have worked with the young Men, youth, and primary organizations as well as "A Bishop" ( like a minister). My favorite work of faith is that work I do one on one families in our Church that I visit monthly leaving a brief message and giving help as needed to their family members. We have lived in Arizona and Idaho our married lives loving each community and helping as much as we can with schools and Churches and neighborhoods. Jesus said: "I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). I am a witness that statement is real and can happen to us all.