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Hi I'm Rodney W Whiting

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Springville, Utah. I was raised in the Church and have been active all my life!

About Me

Hi I'm Rod. I'm a Christian, I'm a Mormon, I am the father of five children, and the grandfather of 13. I love sharing the gospel with people that I meet. I worked as electrical engineer for a major firm for twenty years. I love taking things apart to see how they work and then putting them back together again. I enjoy the challenge. I served in the US Coast Guard during the Viet Nam war. This is where I learned my trade. I enjoyed my time on the ship and seeing different parts of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and was baptized at the age of 8 years old. I have been active all my life. When I went into the military I was challenged for the first time about my religion. My shipmates wanted to know why I didn't drink, smoke or go to bars. I had to explain my beliefs and explain to my buddies why I didn't do those things. I knew that I had to live my religion because everyone was watching me. Instead of going on leave with the guys I would stay on the ship and study. This allowed me to graduate at the top of my class. I believe that the Bible is the word of God but I also believe the Book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ and a history of God dealing with the people of the American Continent. I know the church is true. I know God lives and Jesus is my savior and redeemer.

How I live my faith

I have held many positions in the church in the past. One of my favorite was as a Ward Missionary. This allowed me to share my testimony with others and teach gospel principles. I love the "Preach My Gospel" handbook. I hold the priesthood and have been ordained to the office of a high priest. I love going to a baptism of a new member the spirit of the Lord is so strong. I know that keeping the commandments brings happiness.