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Hi I'm John

I was born and raised in California. I am a husband and a father and I am a Mormon.

About Me

One of the most important things about me is that I am a husband and a father. I work and go to school full-time. I am active in my community by serving in local government and in the Chamber of Commerce. I am an avid sports fan! I played and love soccer, basketball, and am on a city league softball team. I love being outdoors and being with my family especially going back home to California and visiting the beach. I have had open heart surgery when I was 6 months and 13 years old. I also had a pacemaker implanted at 27 years old....yes, friends and family call me old at heart!

Why I am a Mormon

My mother is a convert to the church. When I was 9 months old, a family took my mother and I in and gave us a place to live so she could get back on her feet. My mother was young at the time and ended up joining the church. All of my other family members were not members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I noticed a difference in my mother's happiness compared to others that I was around. As I learned for myself, it was because she was living the principles of the church. I also realized that the family we lived with was living the life that our Savior, Jesus Christ would have them live. I always want to live my life in a way that would be pleasing to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always trying to do what's right. As mentioned before, I am active in the community through government and the chamber of commerce. At church, I teach the 12 and 13 year old class and absolutely love being with them. Seeing how the youth of our church reaches out to help others in our community, inspires me to improve daily.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

The simple answer, no. How selfish would we be if we only helped a select few? If we were to only help those we knew, we would not be living the gospel of Jesus Christ as mentioned in the Bible and Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Church is three parts, each part is about an hour. First there is sacrament meeting. This is started with a song, then we have our opening prayer. We then take the bread and water (sacrament) which is passed by our priesthood. After that we have speakers that are members. Then we have a closing song and prayer. We then go into Sunday School (this is broken down into age groups for the youth and the adults meet together) and then the third hour the men have a priesthood meeting and the women have a meeting (also called Relief Society). Yes, visitors are allowed to visit. Honestly, the more people that are there, the better! Yes you can attend!! If you would like, we'll save you a seat. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

In our home, my wife stays home with our son while I work and provide a living for us. My wife is a fantastic mother and helpful and instrumental in the growth of our little boy. Because she is home with him I know that my son is getting a great upbringing and is taken care of in many different ways. Because she is there with him I know that he will grow in all the aspects of life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The work that she does in our home is second to none and I am gratefull for all her hard work and long hours. Show more Show less