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Hi I'm George

I'm a Mormon and live in Virginia, not Utah. I learned about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in West Virginia.

About Me

My wife Harriet died in March, 2011, so I am now single. I am retired from school teaching and from the real estate business. I have done some traveling since Harriet died--three trips to Florida and one special trip to Maui. I hope to plant a veggie garden again this spring. Last summer I pressure canned 180 quarts of green beans which I share with friends and family. I enjoy fishing and dancing, especially square dancing which is a great way to meet new friends. This year I am co-president of the Plains Promenaders Square Dance Club headquartered in Timberville, VA. I get to see my two children and eight grandchildren every now and then, but all don't live very near by. My oldest grandchild, Kyle, is presently serving a 2-year full time mission for the church in California. Both of my children have church callings which include playing the organ and piano. They are well educated in the medical profession. I am very proud of them.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon, but didn't know it! In my previous church the minister tried to explain to me that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost were the same person. I never did understand how, when Jesus was baptized, that God spoke to himself about that event. At Pres. Kennedy's funeral Jackie took off his wedding ring which designated that their marriage was ended. I always thought that there must be a way for people to be together after they die. Shortly afterwards I met a beautiful young lady who stole my heart. We were discussing the ring removal event at Pres. Kennedy's funeral, and I told her how I knew that there must be some way to ensure that husbands and wives could be together in the hereafter. Was I pleased when she told me that the reason Mormons built temples was that husbands and wives could make covenants there so they could be together forever. I fell for that and for her right away, and we were sealed forever in one of the temples.

How I live my faith

In the church all members have a calling or something to do. I have served as a scoutmaster and teacher of youngsters ages 12 - 17. I also teach members and nonmembers alike how to organize and search for their ancestors. When I attend the Washington, DC, temple, I get to assist patrons there. I enjoy helping to teach people how they can be together (now and after they die) with their spouse and their children. This is very important to me because Father in Heaven wants us to be together in Heaven, and Jesus suffered and died for us so we can get there. The church teaches how we can do this.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

If we love our spouses and children on Earth, we can continue to have them with us in the hereafter. In one of the church's temples we can make covenants with the Lord that ensures we can be with our families forever, not just here on earth. Show more Show less