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Hi I'm James

Hello. I am a new convert. I was baptized on April 24 2010. I am very proud to be a Mormon but most importantly a child of God.

About Me

My name is James Renforth and my wife's name is Alexis. We have four beautiful children. My wife has been a member all her life. My wife is my Angel. Let me tell you where I was before a year and a half ago. I believe I had a "head knowledge" of Christ but not the "heart knowledge" and personal relationship that Heavenly Father wanted me to have. It was through my wife's testimony and a few other important individuals that lead to my conversion.

Why I am a Mormon

Before my conversion spiritually I was the walking dead. Bound by my own failures, ashamed, unworthy. The enemy wanted my life and my soul. I was on spiritual death row with no chance of pardon. Until one evening under Gods direction at a specific time that He allotted I met a Missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints while I was working in my garage. Normally I wouldn't have given this person the time of day but I did. We set a time up for him and his companion to come back to my home. Not normal for me. This changed my life. Through my discussions of the gospel, the Book of Mormon, Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ it became obvious to me I was lacking something great. Our discussions became more and more personal and spiritually serious each time. The day came when each Missionary asked me if I believed in Heavenly Father and if I believed in His Son Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for me. Wow, that was serious and you can see why it became personal. I said yes to each question. I was then advised of my need to repent and to be baptized and was asked if I was willing to do so. I said yes, which startled me and my wife. I was the hardest of the hard. I wouldn't just let anyone in would I? I felt unworthy and ashamed but by saying yes to the most important questions in ones life my life changed forever. On April 24 2010 the chains of death row were loosened. My stay of execution came. On that day I was baptized. I received my full pardon through the precious blood of Jesus Christ. I was cleansed of all my sins, of all my self doubt, of all my unworthiness. God through His Son took all of the negative and threw it behind His back and said, You are worthy because you chose to accept the sacrifice of my only begotten Son. I am thankful for the time and the place that Heavenly Father got my attention I am thankful for the love of my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ and for the power Holy Spirit. I am proud to be known as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My Church calling is a Ward Missionary. How fitting for me from where I came from. Not only do I get the opportunity to go out with the Missionaries and get the honor of talking to investigators of our Church but I get the precious opportunity to teach in the Gospel Principles class. I get the opportunity to share my testimony. To hopefully touch lives. To share my experiences of where I was with a child of God who might be experiencing the same feelings or going through the same situations I went through before my conversion. I am a tool for Christ and I want to touch others and to bring them to the knowledge of Christs TRUE Church. To let them know there is hope. There is a way out of their despair and that is through the atonement of a loving Savior and by accepting his sacrifice we can return back to our Heavenly Father. I am very blessed to have these opportunities in our Church and I am very thankful to be His representative.