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Hi I'm Wayne

I'm a Mormon. I am a father of 5 and I am a Home Builder, Small Commercial Contractor and Developer in Az.

About Me

I actually love to work and love to create beautiful homes, commercial buildings and swimming pools. I am a Mormon and we get this nickname from a book called the Book of Mormon. We study and use the Bible and we also study and use the Book of Mormon which we believe is a record of Gods dealings with the inhabitants of the American Continent from 600BC to about 400AD. The LDS faith has helped me to be a better Father and a treat others with respect and more kindness. I would say that many of the good traits I have, have come from the things I have learned being a part of this faith namely being honest, trying to always be fair and kind, trying to go the extra mile and trying to help others succeed in life. Of the many things that I have been a part of in my life; I can truly say that I am most thankful for my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints, which has been a catalyst in my desire to be more Christ like. It has given me a desire to try to influence my children to be better than their Dad and try to help them accomplish this. I have seen much good come from this. I think the stories in the Book of Mormon have helped me to not be too pride full. Pride was the down fall of the Book of Mormon people as they became more successful they became more pride full and self centered. I probably struggle with this more than anything as I have succeeded. I have never felt better about any than I have about the LDS Faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church in Salt Lake City Utah and I had the privilege of meeting a few Apostles and President Kimball as my Dad was a builder that preformed work for several of them. I remember them being absolutely the kindest people that I have ever met. They were all very Christ like men with an whelming concern for other people. I often wondered how they got to be that way and could tirelessly serve others with such concern and kindness. I think that in Alma it explains best what I came to understand in Alma 32 it likened faith to a seed. Even as a young man growing up in the Church, I saw the effects of agency as some chose to stray into strange paths in life where ultimately it usually brought unhappiness and loneliness. I remember seeing the the collateral damage caused by people not making good choices and vowed within my self to try not to repeat some of the mistakes that were very visible back then. I think as we get older; we start to move at a much faster pace, multitasking and at times we sometimes loose track of where we are going and what is truly important in life, which is our families and trying to live more Christlike lives and trying to help others. The restored Gospel of Christ definitely gives us a sense of direction and what our Heavenly Father would want us to do to become more like him. I believe as we continue on this path, one day when he appears to us on the other side of the veil perhaps after we die physically, we will be able to recognize him for we will see him as he is, because we will be more like him is my hope and goal. Obviously, I would like to help my family and others find this same path way back to our Heavenly Father! The Scriptures teach; "that straight is the gate and narrow is the way that leads to Eternal life and few that be that find it! " I believe that only if we are afraid of truth will a person not be able to find it! I also believe that it takes effort and great strength to do what is right.

How I live my faith

I have helped teach and supported outings for the youth for over 25 years. Currently, I am a joint teacher in our Priesthood class, which is a training class for young men 18-60. Each week we discuss gospel principles, which I believe strengthen a person to make better choices. Honestly, I was talking to another business owner whom I had done business with for so many years and he commented on his having trouble with his own son. This other business owner is a really hard working, honest, good guy, but not church going. I can't speak for him, but I know the church would have really helped him and his son get better bearings on where they are going and the things that are important in life and what they should be doing. I know it is absolutely the key to helping us raise our family in a time when some many things are tugging at families to tear them apart! It has been a huge blessing in our lives. Does it take effort, yes all good things in life take effort, but it is definitely worth it!

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Wayne
I think most people confuse Cult with Occult. We are not an Occult, but Christian Faiths would be considered by Buddhist or Hindu faiths as a cult. So in that respect the Church does follow Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah and that he lived his life in Jerusalem and visited the American Continent after his Death and Resurrection in Jerusalem. Show more Show less