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Hi I'm Gordon Lee Woods

At 16, in my first sacrament meeting, I thought “these people belong to the true church” and “I’ll do this the rest of my life”.

About Me

As a young boy, my family lived in Montana, Oregon and California and all over southern Idaho. When I was sixteen, we moved to Blackfoot, Idaho; this was the twenty-third time my family had relocated and to my knowledge was the first time I had lived among members of the LDS church. I dated LDS girls, played sports with LDS friends and even attended MIA a few times, finally after dozens of invitations I decided to attend a sacrament meeting. Thankfully I wanted to hear what the Mormons had to say about their temple marriages. I am indebted to teenage friends, for their confidence and the courage to tell me that the only place they’d marry was in the temple, “cause its forever”. The Spirit I felt in that first one hour meeting manifested to me that the church was true and I clearly remember a couple thoughts that came to my mind as I walked to my car: “these people really do belong to the true church” and “I’ll do this the rest of my life”. I gained a testimony that day I could never deny; I knew the church was true without even knowing what the restored doctrine was. To pay the rent, I have been an ironworker for 35 yrs, I own a steel construction company and sell esitmating spreadsheets online. I have served as gospel doctrine teacher, in a bishopric, on a high council and as a bishop I currently serve as an ordinance worker in the temple and teach a class about the temple.

Why I am a Mormon

The churches' teachings of eternal marriage is what motivated me to attend my first sacrament meeting and to be baptised and is still what takes me to church each week. It answers the question: "is my marriage forever or not" 4 decades of church activity has convinced me that the LDS church is God's church, restored to the earth, in fulfillment of numerouse bible prophecies about the last days. I know it is the way for me to return to my Heavenly Father's presence. I have learned, from life's lessons, to recognize the hand of the Lord in my life which gives me joy and a feeling that i am doing what He would have me do.

How I live my faith

I participate in church activities, from geaneolgy work, boy scouts and community service projects. in all these i feel the privilege of participating in God's work upon the earth.