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Hi I'm Brother Morgese

I converted from being Roman Catholic; I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was an Army brat. I grew up in Germany and around the United States. My parents were Roman Catholic and believed in giving me the freedom to make my own decisions, however they ensured I went to CCD (Sunday School) in the Catholic Church. I graduated high school and joined the United States Air Force after taking the summer off. I've served everywhere in the midwest to west coast and a couple overseas locations.

Why I am a Mormon

I converted and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints shortly after arriving at my first duty station. My Wife invited the missionaries over to dinner and told them "to go easy on me". They gave me the first "missionary discussion", which was anything but going easy on me. I listened to and felt the truthfullness of the story of the young Joseph Smith's first vision in the Sacred Grove where he received direction to restore the Church of Jesus Christ. After praying and much pondering, I decided to get baptized which has been a blessing to me, and an even greater blessing to my family

How I live my faith

Through the fellowship of members in the church, lessons learned from callings, and study of the example of faithful and righteous leaders in the ancient and restored Church of Jesus Christ, I have learned how to be the patriarch for my family. I have become a man with direction and purpose with a love for those who strive to do the right. I love watching the process of conversion in others with whom I interact, as they learn to understand the promptings of the Holy Ghost, wtih whose power you may know the truth of all things.

What is the First Vision?

Brother Morgese
Joseph Smith grew up with parents who practiced different religions, each seemed to have truths of the gospel but were lacking in the fullness thereof. When pressured to make a decision to join a church and be baptized, Joseph Smith was confused as to which church he should join. The many churches in the area seemed to contradict each other even though they all claimed to be the true church of Jesus Christ. Joseph knew the importance to be baptized, but was unable to choose a church to join. Joseph Smith then turned to the scriptures and, after much study and prayer, came across a passage in James 1:5 which stated, “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”. Joseph had used up all means available to him to find an answer, and he decided to take God's invitation to pray in faith to find an answer to which church he should join. In Joseph Smith's own words, he stated, "At length I came to the conclusion that I must either remain in darkness and confusion, or else I must do as James directs, that is, ask of God. I at length came to the determination to "ask of God," concluding that if he gave wisdom to them that lacked wisdom, and would give liverally, and not upbraid, I might venture. So, in accordance with this, my determination to ask of God, I retired to the woods to make the attempt." What came next was what is known as Joseph's first vision, receiving direction from God and Jesus Show more Show less