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Hi I'm called Guy or Mickey

I'm a Mormon now, having converted to the faith in high school many years ago.

About Me

I'm retired now, and my passions include our children and grandchildren; boy scouts; family history; reading and writing. My wife and I volunteer several hours a week at the local Mormon family history center, which provides free genealogical services to the public. Our ancestry comes primarily from Northern Europe.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Mormon faith during high school because I admired my Mormon friends. Over the past fifty years I have served the church and the community in many volunteer positions because I've always been impressed by those who pitch in and helped out. Our lay ministry teams spread out things done by paid clergy in many churches.

How I live my faith

The Mormon faith is a little bit like Judaism. We are involved every day of the week, not just on a special day of worship; our teenagers receive religious training every morning before school; two of our grandchildren are serving missions in Denmark and Brazil; and we are heavily involved in service projects for our town--like a community park, ball fields and an historic mill site.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

called Guy or Mickey
God has spoken to his people throughout recorded history. That did not cease with the atonement of Jesus Christ, and the last 2,000 years have been, if anything, more problematic than simpler times. We accept both testaments of the Bible as the word of God; the Book of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ and his dealings with Israelite refugees in a distant land; modern revelations as guidelines for our own age; and the teaching of living prophets and apostles as divine guidance for today. Moses wrote "thou shalt not kill," for example, but modern revelation says "thou shalt not kill, nor do anything like unto it." The nature of killing has become more confused in modern times, so we need more (not less) divine insight to help us live. Show more Show less