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Hi I'm Ron Mann

I am a missionary serving in the Idaho Pocatello Mission. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I returned from serving a full time mission for the Lord in Nov 2013. I enjoyed my time that I was able to serve my father in heaven and his son Jesus Christ. I was blessed so many ways and was able to be a tool in the Lord's hand for the betterment of those I met. Since being home I have had many opportunities to continue to do the Lord's work and to share his message. In Dec 2013 I was married to my beautiful wife Bryton. She is the first person that I introduced to the church. I was blessed to be able to baptized her in Aug of 2011, just months before my mission. She is a powerful spirit that always strives to help and bless others lives. January 2014 will mark the begining of me attending BYU-I. I hope to continue to share the gospel and to be a good influence to others on the Lord's behalf.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have studied the Book of Mormon and know its teachings to be true. My fathers conversion has been a strong building block for my testimony. When my father was 14 his father died of cancer. As a boy my dad had been taught that if you are not baptized then you would go to hell. His father had not been baptized but my dad knew that he was a good man and lived a good life. My dad went searching at many churchs to find an answer to his question but the only church that had a real answer was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There he learned that after death everyone gains the chance to be baptized and go to heaven. Knowing that my father had found the one religion that could answer the question that meant everything to him allows me to know and understand that this church is the true church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing what I am taught and living in such a way that people notice me for being a good person, a faithful member, and a friend. As the boy scout slogan says do a good turn daily i try to follow this teaching. When ever I am asked about my beliefs I try to tell of the things I know and understand. Every day I try to learn more about the gospel that way I can share it to more people. I testify that the Book of Mormon is true because I have read every word that the book contains and with unwaivering faith I can testify that it was written by the power of God through the prohets he has called here on earth.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Ron Mann
Joseph Smith is a prophet that lived in the 1800s. He was called of God to be a prophet, just as the prophets of old were, with the special responsibility of ushering in the last dispensation, or the fullness of times. Joseph Smith as a young man deeply desired to know which of the religions that surrounded him in his childhood home was true. So he turned to the bible, where he knew answers could be found. While pondering and searching the scriptures he read "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." (James 1:5) From this scripture young Joseph knew that he must pray and ask God which church is true. So early one spring morning he entered a grove of trees and knelt down to offer up his first verbal prayer. In answer to that young boy's prayer the most miraculous and pivotal moment in the early life of the restoration of Christ's church happened. In Joseph Smiths own words he said "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. ... When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other 'This is my beloved Son hear him'" (Joseph Smith-History 1:16-17) Through Joseph Smith the Lord Jesus Christ restored his true church to the earth again never to be removed. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Ron Mann
The Mormon lifestyle isn't strange or difficult. It is just how we seek the most joy and understanding out of life. We try and eliminate all of the negative influences and practices that can cause hardship and pain. This is most easily achieved by following God's plan for us. When we live good lives and strive to make family an essential part of our lives, it is then that we receive the most joy, peace, and happiness in this life. As Mormons (or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) we strive to find and do those things that direct our thoughts to Jesus Christ and allows us to feel his spirit in more abundance. We live by spending quality time with our family's whether it is in the home or out serving our fellow man. We try to learn and grow closer to our Heavenly Father through church attendance and daily family scripture study and prayer. We live to share the many things that we have learned, and come to cherish, with the world. We live to show the world that we are followers of Jesus Christ, and with the hope that others around us will recognize that light and want to know how they can have it for themselves. Show more Show less