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Hi I'm Al

I am married, retired and like helping people and making them laugh. I enjoy my 27 grands and 8 great grands and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah and at 18 I enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for four years. After my release for the Air Force, I went to school for a while and then went to work for Burroughs/Unisys Corp. I retired in 1995 after 31 years of service. I then went to work for another Computer Company for about 6 years. I enjoy helping people with their computers, or auto repairs, or any other way that can make life easiter for them. I have five children, 27 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren and expecting our 9th in about 6 months. Even though I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, it wasn't until I went in the service and met a number of "friends" of different religious persuasions that I developed a strong testimony of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After discussing various religious subjects with others, I continued to develope a stronger knowledge and understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that the President of the Church is a true Prophet and receives his guidence by inspiration and revelation from Jesus Christ. After many religious discussions with other church members I know this is the only true church that Jesus Christ established while he was on the earth. As the Bible indicates, there was to be a falling away of the true gospel, and it had to be restored. This was done by Joseph Smith who was directed Jesus Christ and his Father to be instrumental in restoring his Gospel to the earth.

Why I am a Mormon

Today I am a mormon because I have made a study of several major religions, and find them all lacking in many of the principles and ordinances that were established in the Church when Jesus was on the earth. There are many good people in all churchs, but they follow their ministers who teach the philosophies of men mingled with scripture. When the Bible was first put in to print, and later when King James translated it into English a lot of the beautiful principles that were taught by the Savior and his Apostles were lost. By 300 AD the church had been so poluted and changed people did not know what was truth and what was not. The Nicean Creed developed by the Catholic Church was so perverted no one knew what to accept, hence the enormous number of so called "Christian Churchs" that have so many different beliefs you would never know they all used the Bible as a source of their denomination. Because the Book of Mormon (A second witness for Christ) was only translated once by Joseph Smith under the direct guidance of Jesus Christ through the Urim and Thumim. Anyone who wants to find out about the True Gospel of Jesus Christ needs to read the Book of Mormon with an open mind and with real intent and he can come to know the truth of all things.

How I live my faith

Each week I look forward to attending Church, and partaking of the Sacrament and renewing the covenants I made when I was baptized. Over the years I have been given many opportunities to serve my fellow member of the church as the church does not have any paid ministry we all are given a chance to serve. We have the opportunity to visit members as home teachers for the men and visiting teachers for the women. I have had the privledge of teaching the 8 - 10 year old children, men over 50, and have organized Building Funds, Camping trips, Served as Scout Master and took 14 -16 yearold scouts on a 60 mile hike on the Appalachin Trail from Unicoi Park to Amacalola Falls.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Al
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has more than 100 operating temples around the world. Visitors are welcome to visit the temple grounds at all of these temples and attend open houses prior to dedication. However, only baptized members who are qualified and prepared are allowed to enter a temple after it is dedicated. There is nothing secret going on in temples, but the things done are very Sacred and only members of the church in good standing are permitted to participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God. In the temple, members: Learn eternal truths. Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents. (See Malachi 4:5-6) Provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (See 1 Corinthians 15:29; 1 Peter 4:6) Show more Show less