Hi I'm Gregory
I am 43 and in the "going back to school" phase of my life. My favorite sports to watch are The Tour De France and Golf. When I grow up I will most likely be a family counselor and teach golf. I like to watch other sports like football, baseball, basketball but don't seem to make time for watching them.
Why I am a Mormon
I certainly wasn't expecting to be a Mormon I can tell you that! I really didn't know anything about them but knew "they have to be weird" and "this is not for me." This is the only church on the planet that I know of that has no paid clergy. After all how much money did the early Apostles receive for preaching the gospel? Further I have gained a witness from the Holy Spirit that the teachings of this church are the real deal. What every other church hopes or wants to be this church has.
Could you talk about your baptism?
I was baptized at the age of 26. . . October 1995. I was far from home living in Los Angeles. The morning of my baptism I told the mother of the family that had introduced me to The Church of Jesus Christ that. . ."I don't want you to get your hopes up. I have been baptized before and nothing is going to change." Her response was "ok" with a cheshire cat's grin. Upon baptism I felt that my ability to discern had immediately gone up. Then upon confirmation. . .or the baptism of fire (the Holy Ghost) or receipt of the Holy Ghost I definitely felt like I was on fire! I felt as though I had just got done working out! My heart was beating quickly and I felt very warm and good. For the next three days I felt wonderful. Then I became concerned that I might get addicted to feeling so great and the feeling left. (boy that was not so bright) Going to church each Sunday gives me that same feeling.
How I live my faith
I am thrilled to attend 3 hours of church every Sunday. It takes a little bit of stamina to build up to. . .but it is totally worth it. I visit 2 families that I am assigned to "watch over" every month hoping that I can teach or be of assistance to them spiritually or in any other way.