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Hi I'm Raife "Roofess" Campbell

I'm an Electrician and a University student who was kicked out of school, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was a local kid from Townsville, Thuringowa. I attended Weir State School whcih I used to compete for in rugby and little athlectics. I moved south to Sydney when I was 11 this was a huge change for me as I was used to the idea of loyalty however, where I moved to, was vastly lacking in loyalty to your family first and then your friends. This was a dog eat dog world. In short, a huge culture change. this was something that impacted me harshly but also strengthened the bonds and relationships that existed with my brothers, my sister, my parents and I. I fell into the wrong croud and got involved in acts that could have laid a platform for a future wasted life. I say this because it was this that changed my life. I continued on in my actions until I was about 16-17 yrs old, I got into a fight with a group of my own drunken mtes at my mates 18th. I coped a good flogging and I took it well. This was THE point at which I came to question where do MY loyalties lay? I left my so called "MATES" and left high school in yr11 to learn the trade of an Electrician. I had always lacked the selfesteem to do well in school and had always accepted the fact that I was an idiot. I did well in my trade, I prepared to go and serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which I served in Samoa in 2008-2010 which I was lived through the tsunami and other trials. After 2 yrs and after having learnt the language I returned home I and now im in university studying business.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a member of this church? well why not, what is so bad about it? I have seen first hand the help that this church has given to those in need. I have witnessed it's effect on the world and so I have become more and more converted to the vision of the Gospel because of that alone. This vision i speak of is to bless the lives of your fellow man. However that is just the beggining. In the St James 1:5 in the Holy Bible (yes we read that one) it teaches that if you want an answer, just ask your Heavenly Father and He will answer you freely. The Saviour taught this as well when he stated, ASK and it shall be given you, SEEK and ye shall find, KNOCK and it shall be opend unto you, For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. This has taught men in all periods of time that if you seek a purpose or desire an ANSWER, all thats left to do ounce you have received that desire to act, is to pray and ask to be guided to the truth. For what is the use of an action if you act incorrectly,fall, and then need to return and start again. I pleaded for a confirmation on all that I knew and on all that I was doing, a confirmation that all of it was based on truth, and that it was truth. He answered me, and through the power of the Holy Ghost it was confirmed to me that this was the church that contained the fullness of the Gospel in these latter days and that this would allow me to bless the lives of my fellow man with out thought or doubt for its truthfullness and its reality. If Heavenly Father told to jump off a bridge I would do it because I know He wouldnt let me fall and although it doesnt make sense as to why I should I just know it is for my benefit. How do I know Im not crazy and that it wasnt just a voice in my head? I know because the decission made to act on that confirmation has brought me more peace, joy, happiness, blessings, understanding, closure, and oppurtunities than anything Ive ever experienced

How I live my faith

Take into account i was a high school bum. I am now a sunday school teacher for my local church unit. I have previously been involved in the youth program, the young single adults program, and I was called to be and Elder or a missonary for two years in the Islands of Samoa where I was comissioned to learn the language and culture, serve the locals in what ever was needed, and preach the Gospel. I am now fluent in Samoan, partially understand Tongan. These talents increases my ability to bless my neighbour as opposed to how I was 2 years ago. to help you understand how a mission works Ill apply it to the building site. you have been given a job to complete in two years, a house. you walk on site as an apprentice learning a trade youve never understood nor ever heard before. you start off under the guidence of another seasoned worker to show you the ropes. as you progress you become that seasoned worker who then watches over another young apprentice but you are still young and still just an apprentice. 1 year into the construction and you are now the head trades man leding the works for that section or trade. you have only 1 year left and you have to complete this half finished project so you use all that you have learnt to double your progress and increase your abilities so as to make the deadline, mean while you are now responsible for all the workers in your trade. wether they be qualified/licenced tradesman, seasoned apprentices or just fresh from off the street. You are the one responsiblr for their safety, their growth (physically/spiritually) and you are just in short responsible for them. after two years and wether or not you are asked to put down your tools and then move on to a different world, one you were ounce familiar with but has since become foreign. the difference is the experience and knowledge you now hold. that is the idea and sumed up version of an LDS mission. I will never forget my time on the job site of Samoa, and the knowledge I now have.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Raife "Roofess" Campbell
The Bibles best mate. It is one other testimony of the worlds original testimony of the importance of a Saviour and redeemer for our day but to be more general for the world past present future. His name Is Jesus the Christ, my Saviour and my redeemer. The book of Mormon is important and applicable to our day because more and more we are seeing people turn away from the Saviour and turn to false and evil things. this is the Book of Mormon and its purpose. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Raife "Roofess" Campbell
I shall begin by stating that, the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as a whole, worship Heavenly Father through the son Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Ghost, and any one who does otherwise is not LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints); these are who and what we solely focus our worship on. Joseph Smith is recognised as being an influential part of our religion because of his dedication in restoring the Gospel and the church with all its fundamental practices and authorities. That is all. If any one suggests that we worship him then ask your self why then is it not called the the Church of Joseph Smith of Latter-day Saints? Answer is because that alone would be blasphemous and inappropriate, plus who would unite with a religion that is established on a man who never claimed to be the only begotten son of the Father nor the Saviour of this world would not be making a wise choice in my opinion. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Raife "Roofess" Campbell
Well we believe that all men who come to this earth, man, woman, and child; muslim(I appologise if that is not spelt right, I mean no disrespect), hindu, asain, white, polynesian especially my african brothers, we all achieve a state of immortality. This is simply stated in 1 corinthians 15:21-22. Which is simply stating that as all men will die because of the immortal state which we exist in because of the fall of Adam and Eve which made us mortal and bound to this world of incredible pleasure mixed with oppurtunities to experience a little pain, as in we die, WE ALL (notice its in capital lettering) will be resurected meaning we will regain our bodies back in a full and healthy state. Those who have missing limbs or frail bodies will be restored into a full and healthy state. Now as for ETERNAL LIFE, well thats different, as it talks about the times and seasins of a resurection in the following verses, Christ being the first to be resurected, then after him all who were his namely, those who had faith and were faithful, even unto repentance, and so they were baptised by the authority of God and not by mans words alone and with the added sealing of the Holy Spirit to be their constant companion and guide they would endure faithfully till the time they leave this mortal world. These are they who would receive not only an IMMORTAL LIFE but would have ETERNAL LIFE and as it states in Romans 8:16-17 we would be heirs to the same glory and position as that of the Savior himself. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Raife "Roofess" Campbell
It means that even though I have almost died many times and have had experiences that have shocked and rocked me to my core, I am still in a family that is sealed together for eternity and that will never change. In fact the only person that could break that bond and seperate my family is me. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints makes me happy because I have been ordained with a power that blesses the lives of everyone tht requires it. This is not a power of some mystical realm or an authority for the satan but an actual Authority from God to act in his name and bless and baptise those who need it, "that which is sealed on earth is sealed in heaven" and thats the difference. This is called the Melchezedek Priesthood, and it is offered to every worthy young man who reaches the age of an Elder which is around 18yrs old. I know I hold this power and authority, I have had experience after experience of blessing the lives of others through this priesthood. My testimony is that it came from God to fulfill Gods purposes on earth today; we act as his hands and we now strive to conect society together while satan strives to rip it apart. Email me and Ill tell you of my stories they are quiet remarcable, but very sacred to me, my Email is roofess@gmail.com AVAGUD1 Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Raife "Roofess" Campbell
We as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have a song, it states "I am a child of God". This song has a much more profound meaning than most members of the LDS faith actually understand or appreciate. To an old retired Special Armed Services soldier this meant that he was not the orphan he grew up thinking he was but in fact a son of a living Heavenly Father. What does this have to do with Homosexuality and same sex marriage? Well simply put, we are all children of the same God even if you dont wish to recognise that fact, and for that reason alone we should love and respect all people regardless of race, religious views, past transgressions or gender choice. Now I say gender CHOICE because thats what it is. To say that one person is "born Gay" is to state that a person is "born an angry or abusive man". My personal experiences have taught me that an abusive man is not born THAT WAY. The inosence of that persons child hood was taken away when he saw his father beat and abused him at the age of 2. I have many friends who feel they are Homosexuals, and I love and appreciate them just like any of my other mates but I look at thier choice in thier lives as exactly that, a choice. Do I condone abuse because I feel he was BORN THAT WAY? Not in the slightest and I feel exactly the same way about homosexuality. As I stated, I, you, WE are all children of a living God, and if you dont believe me just ask him and he'll tell you. AVAGUD1 Show more Show less