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Hi I'm George

I work in the Information Technology Industry, I've owned my own company, I'm an entrepreneur, I'm a husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, a musician/songwriter, a Freemason, a Christian, and a Mormon. I have a positive outlook on life, I love life and the experiences it brings, including the challenging ones. I'm a sinner, I'm not perfect, and I'm certainly a work in progress! My first wife passed away unexpectedly after 11 years of marriage, in that same year I also lost my father in an auto accident. My first wife and I had several failed pregnancies, one of which was very late term and was devastating. I've remarried and am in a sense starting over, but the experiences of my first marriage have forever changed me. I would say that I savor life more and that I have perspective on the things that are important, those little moments that so often we just let slip by. My advice, pay attention to the moments that really matter. I've had trials in my life which have tested my faith and my trust in Heavenly Father, I've faltered, I've failed, I've made mistakes, and I've been lifted up and restored after each. Life has been a journey and a test and it's one I have truly enjoyed. I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to tackle difficulties and adversity. I feel blessed to be given the opportunity to Repent and be forgiven from my sins. I feel blessed to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I feel blessed to know Heavenly Father has a plan for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I had been on a search for a church that was true for as long as I can remember. I was always Christian, but I felt like something was fundamentally wrong or missing in all of my church experiences. I felt like there was truth, that the spirit was there, but partially. I had made contact with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at several points in my life however I wasn't at all receptive to the message. I dismissed the church and the missionaries several times, never taking time to actually hear their message. When I remarried my wife was a Mormon though she had fallen away from the church. She mentioned to me that she wanted a marriage for eternity and explained how a couple could be sealed, this was interesting to me and from there we contacted the missionaries. She and I went through the lessons together and met with the missionaries, and I prayed more fervently than I ever had asking if the message and the lessons were true, each time I received answer, a resounding yes, peace, feelings of comfort, warmth, and things in my life began to change for the positive. I'm a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon to be true. I know this through prayer, answer, and the blessings I've been given. We spend most of our lives experiencing things Humanly, I had few true spiritual experiences before joining the church. Since joining, I have them on an almost daily basis. I feel the presence of the Holy Ghost with me and I strive to be in a constant state of prayer. I'm not a perfect person, but I'm working hard every day to be a good person, worthy of the gift of the atonement and true to the baptismal covenants I have made. Being around others who are of the same mindset is crucial to my spiritual development.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day to day and moment to moment. My wife and I pray together, we discuss scripture, we apply the gospel in our daily dealings with people and with each other. We keep the Sabbath day Holy. On Sunday we attend church and take part of the Sacrament, and we spend time with others at the church reviewing the principles which are taught in scripture, such as Honesty, Chastity, and Salvation. I assist our missionaries in delivering the gospel and checking up on members of the church who haven't attended recently. This often takes me into areas of the community and into contact with people I might not otherwise ever meat, that is a blessing in and of itself. Being around people of faith who dedicate their lives to Heavenly Father and the message of Jesus Christ is truly a great experience, I would even say it has been life changing for me. I'm a better person because I'm a Mormon. From me to you, I love you. I want you to hear the message and receive the blessings I have received, I want you to have the best eternal life possible and to know Jesus Christ as I know him.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

George
Pray sincerely to Heavenly Father. Ask him specific questions. Pray fervently and often, I promise you Heavenly Father will answer your prayers through feelings which you feel in your heart, and thoughts which will come to your mind. Continue to carefully study scripture and seek advice from those who are well versed in it. Heavenly Father is awaiting your questions, your frustrations, and your deepest darkest areas, reach out to him and listen with your heart for the feelings of inspiration from the Holy Ghost. Take note as you begin your journey. You will begin to have feelings of comfort, happiness, and peace as you pray and read the scripture. This is the Holy Ghost telling you that the words are true. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

George
The Church opposes abortion and counsels its members not to submit to or perform an abortion except in rare cases where in the opinion of competent medical council it is deemed the life or good health of the mother is seriously in danger, or in cases where the pregnancy was caused by rape and is producing serious emotional trauma in the mother. Even then it should be done only after counseling with the local presiding priesthood authority and through divine confirmation that the action is true and right through confirmation of prayer. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

George
Jesus Christ taught that we must be baptized by someone holding God's priesthood authority for the remission of our sins, to be saved, and to enter the kingdom of God. Jesus set an example when he himself was baptized Through baptism we make a promise called a covenant with God. We promise the accept Christ, to become his followers, and to keep His commandments to the end of our lives. In return, we will be forgiven of our sins and we can return to live with God. As Mormons we baptize new members with the priesthood authority in which we have been entrusted so that they may become members of the church, cleansed of sin, and prepared to enter the kingdom of god. There are so many choices a person can make in their life, none are as important as the choice to follow Christ, live the commandments, and be baptized. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

George
In obeying the Word of Wisdom you will receive great physical and spiritual blessings. Our bodies are precious gifts from God. In order to help keep our bodies and minds strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom. In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper diet, God has spoken against the use of Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, Illegal Drugs, and abuse of medication. In living the word of wisdom not only do we receive great physical and spiritual benefits and blessings, we also practice discipline and obedience. It is important for a person to have these qualities and to practice them daily. Living a life in accordance to the principles outlined will help you stave off addiction, temptation, immoral thoughts, and destructive actions. This will protect you and set a good wholesome example to those around you. Having self-discipline and being obedient to God will improve your image, self-respect, and confidence. Living the Word of Wisdom will help you maintain a life of character and integrity. Character refers to moral quality, ethical standards, and principles. Integrity is defined as being unimpaired or in perfect condition, this is the state that God wants us to be in both physically and spiritually and living the Word of Wisdom is of the utmost importance as it relates to this. Show more Show less