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Hi I'm George

I grew up in Michigan and the great depression of the 1930's. We moved to California in 1958. I'm a Mormon now.

About Me

I am 83 and have been in the florist business most of my life. I have had brief periods as a pest control operator, life insurance agent, seed salesman and have been in the wholesale flower business as a manager and as an owner. I am a dad to five wonderful children, grandfather to six and great grandfather to two children. I like to read about farming, new inventions, political events, and religious items. I spend about two years in the occupation of Japan as a member of the USA Army as a young man.

Why I am a Mormon

Conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints My parents belonged to the Methodist Church. I and my siblings were baptized when I was about 12 years of age, into the Methodist Church. In Encinitas, California I first became acquainted with active members of The Mormon Church. . We lost our 14 year old daughter in 1966 in an automobile accident. As we tried to get pass the loss of our 14 year old daughter, we were befriended by both Methodist and Mormon friends. Jack and Shirley, good friends decided to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and invited my wife Lois and I to come to their baptism. One of the members present, Bob, a Stake Missionary at that time. Bob asked us if he and the missionaries could come to talk with us at our home. I said yes, but I was not going to be converted. I read the materials that they left including the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants. Gradually, I began to gain appreciation for what these wonderful missionaries were teaching our family. Finally, we were taught about how families could be sealed together for time and all eternity. And, that one day we could have our little girl, Teresa be with us once again when we leave this mortal state. That fact, brought Lois and myself to our knees to ask our Heavenly Father for confirmation of the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon and of the Church. Soon thereafter, on August 1st, 1970 we were baptized with one of our four boys.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the various callings I have had to serve as a ward clerk, as a leader of the men's group, teacher of the very young children, calling on a regular basis several members of the ward to help them in any way possible as a home teacher. I read the bible or the Book of Mormon most mornings and offer up my prayers to our Heavenly Father morning and evening. I also pay my tithing and fast offerings and attend our weekly chapel meetings.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

George
I believe that the Holy Bible is the word of GOD as received by his prophets. Also, that some parts of the Bible have been lost or may have been translated incorrectly. This is where we can have much more truth of the words of GOD through the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less