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Hi I'm Donald,

When I was young, I asked my mom where did I come from? Who are we? Now, I know that families can be forever, I am a Mormon.

About Me

Although Texan by birth, my family and I live in the beautiful rolling hills of Iowa. I was raised Catholic by good parents with six brothers and sisters. Having always been curious about things, enjoying the outdoors, growing things, and being better at taking things apart than getting them back together. I am the father of eight, from 14 to 31, and a husband to a wonderful wife, life has been full of excitement.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by good parents, especially my mom, who taught and read to me the bible, its stories, and that we have a Heavenly Father that loves us and can pray to for answers when we have questions. Growing up, I had always hoped somehow my love and relationships with my parents and brothers and sisters could somehow not end at death, especially when I got married. I thought about all the joy, tears, and time invested by my parents in their family--I really had questions about why does it end, or what happens to all we have experienced when we leave this earth. I had the desire to want to know, and no one at that time could give me an answers that felt right. I prayed, and as I read the bible concerning priesthood authority, I knew only the Lord's priesthood could unite families forever. He promised us that He would restore His church and authority again before he returned. After searching almost two years for this restoration/return of authority, I can say yes, The Lord's church has been restored upon this earth with all its authority and blessings for us-Our Heavenly Fathers children in these latter days. I can also say that after 34 years, it has been a life full of blessings and excitement. Search, ask, and know for yourself.

How I live my faith

In my years as a member of the Lord's church, there have been the challenges of the world, but also the incredible peace and joy I have felt and seen in my life as I move forward knowing that as I live my faith by having trust in our Heavenly Father and excercising my faith in the things He asks me to do, I can return home with my family.