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Hi I'm Lloyd Harline Jr.

I grew up in California and I'm retired from owning a private tennis club. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married and have three beautiful children and eleven grandchildren. My hobbies are tennis, golf, river rafting, traveling, and climbing mountains. Our family's favorite place to vacation is Yosemite National Park.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church of goodly parents and was baptized when I was eight. I served a mission to the native American Indians. I have a strong conviction of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Joseph Smith was called of God to restore all the truths of the gospel and he received the Priesthood from Heavenly messengers. God still speaks to his living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. It is through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and His grace that we can be forgiven of our sins through our faith and repentance. It is also through Him that we will be resurrected and have eternal life with Our Father in Heaven, who created us, through our faithfulness by living His commandments.

How I live my faith

My wife and I have been called to serve for 18 months (April 2016-October 2017) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa mission. We are very excited for the opportunity to serve the people of the Congo.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Lloyd Harline Jr.
God the Father is the creator of our spirits. We are all of His children. We look like Him. Through His son, Jesus Christ, He organized the world and created Adam and Eve. We are all descendants of our first parents, Adam and Eve. We came to this earth to receive a body and to gain experience. God didn't abandon us when we came to this earth. Because He loved us so much He provided commandments for us to live by and if we obey them we would be happy in this life. He also provided His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins and disobedience. Through our repentance, good works, and His grace we have the privilege of living with God again. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Lloyd Harline Jr.
This question is always puzzling to me. I guess it's because most people know church members as "Mormons." The word Christian comes from Christ. If people knew the entire name of the church, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" then they would realize that the name Jesus Christ appears in our name, therefore we have to be Christians. Show more Show less