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Hi I'm Frank Johnson

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 81 years old and a retired stockbroker. I am married and have three children and fourteen grandchildren. I started out my career in the naval intelligence program and served six years in the Pentagon as an officer and civilian. My assignment was to work on the Soviet Navy desk. After that I worked for an organization that specialized in American cold war policy. In that position I traveled around the world as a journalist, and lectured to the Foreign Service Academy, as well as elsewhere around the country . When I felt that I had done enough for national security I turned to my other interest in life, which is the financial markets. In retirement I enjoy my grandchildren, travelling, and tennis.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife and I converted to the Mormon church when I was 40 and she 39. I encountered the Church while on a business trip to Utah with a Mormon friend who took me around Temple Square in Salt Lake City. I was very impressed with the quality of the Mormons I met while on that trip, and on returning home my wife and I invited the missionaries to teach us. We were Methodists at that time. I read and studied the Book of Mormon very carefully and came to the conclusion intellectually that no one, let alone a farm boy like Joseph Smith, could have written it. Therefore it had to be true and Joseph Smith, who translated the plates, had to be a prophet of God. Then I had a spiritual conversion as well, through the Power of the Holy Ghost. That was my final confirmation. I wanted to raise my young children in the Church as well. It is indeed a great satisfaction to see two of my grandsons who have already gone into the mission field.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the church, and attend Sunday meetings regularly. My wife and I also go weekly to our nearby LDS temple where we do ordinance work for dead. Both of us have served faithfully in many different "callings" in the several wards of which we have been members. We try to live the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a world which had largely turned its back on them. We call it the Lord's Plan of Happiness, and we have been the recipients of countless blessings, both for ourselves and our posterity. I have a very strong testimony that this church is the correct of any on the earth today, and is truly the Restored Church of Jesus Christ on the earth in these latter days.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Frank Johnson
This avoidance of tobacco, alcohol, tea and coffee (and illegal drugs) is known as the "word of Wisdom." It was given to the prophet Joseph Smith by revelation. It is intended to promote healthier lives by avoiding substances which modern science has confirmed can be harmful. Besides promoting physical health, by living the Word of Wisdom we grow spiritually as well. This is true whenever we are obedient to any of the commandments of God. Show more Show less