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Hi I'm Enoch

I grew up in Las Vegas Nevada as the eighth child of ten and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently work in the aerospace industry in Information Technology Manufacturing Quality. I'm going to school to get my MBA (Master's in Business Administration). I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. Settler's of Catan is one of my favorite games presently.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have a personal testimony of the truth this church teaches. One of the most important truths I've learned as a Mormon is that when I put family first I'm happier. It's been with my family that I've experienced my greatest joys and sorrows. My church teaches me how to be my best self to give me the best chance of achieving happiness with my family and others. Some things I've learned as a Mormon that make me happy include: God loves me Monday night is family night - time spent there is priceless Take time to read and pray with your family Teach your children to believe in God and stay away from vice When I serve the poor and needy I'm doing what Jesus Christ would do if he were here. Weekly Church attendance renews my faith.

How I live my faith

As a volunteer I play the piano for our primary age children each Sunday during Church meetings. We teach and sing songs about Jesus Christ, families, and true principles. One of my favorite songs is "I'm am a Child of God" which teaches us that as children of God He watches out for us and we can live with Him someday. I also visit three families each month to see how they are doing. I share a spiritual message, encourage them to pray, see what needs they have, and offer assistance. Several times a year you'll find me and several others helping someone move into or out of our neighborhood. In our mens' organization for ages 18 and up I volunteer to be the Secretary. Basically I keep records and meeting minutes. Our church is very organized but no one is paid. The Clerks and Secretaries ensure we don't forget dates, attendance, history, and essentially the individual. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to serve but I know my word is valued and needed. Another opportunity I have to serve through my church is as an Emergency Preparedness Zone leader. I encourage my neighbors to get prepared for emergencies. We have monthly meetings teaching people emergency preparedness skills including how to create a 72 hour kit, first aid, long term food storage, radio skills, and other essential skills needed during an emergency.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

The Bible is made of the Old Testament and the New Testament. It tells us about God's dealings with man mostly in or around Jerusalem and gives a detailed account of Jesus Christ's ministry on earth including his birth, life, death, and resurrection. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ that tells us about God's dealings with man mainly on the American Continent and includes the account of Jesus Christ's post resurrection visit to the primary ancestors of today's Native Americans. Like the Bible the Book of Mormon contains the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon from gold plates by the power of God. It is called the "Book of Mormon" because Mormon was the ancient prophet historian who first compiled the books together onto gold plates. Mormon died in war but his son Moroni finished the plates and buried them for Joseph Smith to find over one thousand years later. Moroni appeared to Joseph as an angel and told him where to find the plates. When Joseph was done translating he delivered the plates back to Moroni. I believe God cares about all of His children so it makes sense to me that He would visit the ancient people in America as well as Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon confirms the truthfulness of the Bible and God's love for all his children. I have read it and I know it is a true record. I promise that anyone can know if it is true if they read it and ask God. I know He will answer you because He answered me. Show more Show less