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Hi I'm Bill

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a son of God, husband, father, son, grandfather, and oldest brother to seven siblings. I especially enjoy indexing death certificates, draft cards, etc. that play an important role in discovering people's ancestors. I take pleasure in going to the Mormon temple, and love to serve my family, friends, and others. I am currently employed as a project manager for a large company and work from my home and sometimes need to travel. I like my job and enjoy the blessings that I receive from working hard and constantly improving my skills. I have been divorced and recently remarried to the most amazing woman in the world. I have learned wonderful things about myself through this experience and have been able to change my attitude and direction in life.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ has laid a foundation for me in my life that I can stand on while the storms and trials of existence on the earth occur. As I grow and mature, I have built on that foundation and my faith and desire to come closer to God has increased so that I am stronger and happier. My greatest desire, and the thing I pray for the most, is to have the Spirit of God as a constant companion to provide me with the peace I yearn.

How I live my faith

I am happiest while serving others. My own struggles and challenges diminish as I focus on those in need including my family, Church members, and all of the people in my life and who will yet be in my life. I have had the opportunity to serve in many Church callings, without pay, and strive to magnify them and not just put in minimum time and effort. As I do this, I have received many blessings and have experienced happiness beyond description. I share my testimony with others as often as I can and enjoy planting seeds that may develop into harvest in the lives of others. I want everyone I meet to have the joy and peace I experience as I live correct principles. I currently teach a Sunday School class of fifteen and sixteen year old young men and women with my wife and marvel at their knowledge of the scriptures and gospel principles. The youth of today are very special and I know that the lessons they are taught will help them be the great leaders of tomorrow.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Because baptism is an ordinance that needs to be performed for salvation in the kingdom of God. Many men, women, and children have not had the opportunity to be baptized by proper authority during their life on earth and this important act may be performed by proxy, meaning a living person may be baptized in behalf of a deceased person. Baptism for the dead is performed in our day within the temples of God and when this work is done, the deceased persons are not being added to the membership records of the Church. This ordinance only takes effect when those for whom the ordinances were performed accept them, keep the covenants associated with them, and become sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise. Show more Show less