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Hi I'm Patrick

I'm a Mormon. I am a convert, baptized October of 2010. I have a personal knowledge that this Church is the one true Church.

About Me

I am a dad, the father of 4 and the step-dad of 2 more. I am married to the most wonderful friend and amazing woman I have ever known. Truly my better half! I love to sing, and have fun with my family and friends. I grew up in my grandparent’s home because my mom and dad couldn't keep out of jail or work houses. In 1965, 4 siblings I never even knew were taken from my parents by the State of Ohio and adopted out. I hope one day to be re-united with each of them. Working for great people since the age of 12, my last job was warehousing which I worked at for over 28 years. I am unemployed now and looking daily for some kind of work since being disabled with a back injury since 2009. I have always been the one to provide for my family or share in the responsibility when my wife or live-in girl friend of the time had a job as well. It has been a struggle from month to month lately to know where money would come from for rent and bills. I have been so blessed to have a church that’s people love and care for my family and me! They want the best for us and help out where they can while praying for us all the time!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Lutheran Christian by my grandmother. She wanted me to have knowledge of Jesus Christ, and the Lutheran church was closest to our home. I strayed away from church all together in my late teens, and in my late 20's searched for God in many places but was never truly satisfied with any church I found myself attending. I hit the bars for a while but the social outlet I found there was no better. Many lost souls, looking to solve their earthly problems with spirits, and affections less that fulfilling. I had Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints missionaries stop by my house many times. However, thinking I was right and they were wrong made it impossible for me to know the truth they were trying to teach. It was not until the Holy Spirit witnessed to my spirit that I was wrong and still living in sin that I finally asked two missionaries I found walking near my house to come and teach my family. When we prayed together, I knew that my Heavenly Father finally blessed us with the truth of the Gospels and knowledge of what church we needed to be attending. I found out an undeniable truth, God was right and I was wrong. I have never felt so free in the Lord and the scriptures have never become so real in my life as they do now!

How I live my faith

I find myself talking about the great love of my Heavenly Father. I feel like talking about my faith and my feelings a lot. I share about my scripture reading and how something I read applied to me or someone else that day. I love home-teaching and visitation times because I have a chance to tell others what a living, breathing Prophet has shared with me and how living a changed life has only bettered my life. I still have struggles each day but now I can deal with them through the help of scripture reading, chatting with a fellow brother who reminds me that I am not alone, that even Jesus Christ had His earthly struggles. He even had to die that others could live. I would do the same thing now if needed; I could not have said that at any other time in my life. I value more than the temporary things of life. I have eternal goals and a Heavenly Father whose purpose is to help me achieve them. What a blessing!