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Hi I'm Verl Farnsworth

I was raised in Kirtland, New Mexico. I currently reside in Arizona. I have a large family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a dad with 13 children and currently 26 grand children. I am a retired self employed businessman . I have lived in 6 different western states, with the past 19 in Arizona. I am becoming involved in politics, near late in life. My whole life has revolved around the church and its activities. Serving in the Boy Scout program. Going on hikes, campouts, freezing with the boys, blisters and the like. It has all been worth it. My family is my hobby right now. Spending time with them and watching them grow and develop into great adults and citizens and sons and daughters who love their fellowman and serve them.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised in the lds church and I served a mission when 19. I had the greatest experience that a young man could ever have. I found that "really serving your fellowman" took effort and that it was more than just waving to your neighbor from the front lawn. The teachings of the church have been a foundation for life that have never cracked or crumbled. The storms of life have come and gone from time to time. Some I wondered if I would survive. My faith in God and his Son, Jesus Christ have increased daily and I feel peace. My love for my fellowman has increased to the point that I feel I can trust and work with everyone without judging. Considering all of the above, the reason that I am "still" a Mormon is not because I was raised in the church but because my prayers have been answered. I know without doubt that God lives and that He and Jesus appeared to the boy Joseph Smith and gave him commandments. I have compared this message with every thought possible and this work still rings true and grants me daily the peace and strength to go forward in life. I love the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, and because it teaches me that all of the Bible is true, I know that God is no respector of persons. I know that God will grant every sincere seeker a vision of its truthfulness and strength to live the gospel as well.

How I live my faith

I remember while on my mission, we met a older lady living with her daughter. We taught her the first lesson and when we finished she said, "now I want you to give me a blessing". We must have looked like deer in the headlights because she said, "aren't you Elders", then saying, my bible says to call in the Elders and have them bless you. You can do that can't you? We blessed her and she gladly set an appointment to have us return. She later suffered a stroke and could not use the her right side of her body. We set an appointment for the final lesson and my companion and I felt impressed that we should go to the lesson fasting. When we finished the lesson, our investigator then asked. I want you to bless me so that I can get baptized. We laid our hands on her head and in the name of Jesus Christ, promised her that she would walk again. 2 weeks later she walked into the font and was baptized. Since that day I have tried to live my life so that I would be able to worthily lay my hands on another and by the power of the priesthood, bless them as Heavenly Father would bless his child. I know that all of the miracles of healing performed by the Savior during his life were real. I have privilged to use his priesthood likewise. I love hometeaching my families and taking my sons with me to teach them first hand what service means. I love sharing the gospel with everyone that I meet. Recently a high school friend and myself were reunited. He joined the church after taking the discussions. He said, "I think I was converted when you gave your mission farewell talk, it just took 40 years to finish the work". What a joy this occassion has been for me and many of our high school friends who were very close all those years ago. I want to serve my fellowman. That is why I am a candidate for President of the USA. I have a message of faith, love and peace for my fellowman and I feel that my lifes experiences can help solve some of our problems.