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Hi I'm Johnny

I'm a Mormon. I was baptized on March 27th 2012. I gave my first testimony at a Stake Conference on April 22 2012. Amazing feeling

About Me

I'm a really laid back down to earth, and plain out goofy guy. I am a Professional/artistic Photographer who enjoys time with my family and church. Church is really my new passion right now. Its all I think about. I am excited about sharing all my life's testimony on this page, cause I feel that I have finally come home and have a group of people who believe in what I have seen and witnessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been thru many different religious faiths with my Mother when i was young. I have always felt that there was something not exactly right, or something missing. I kept hearing a voice that told me " No, this isn't quite it ". I have traveled the long non-Mormon road, and have seen darkness, felt pain, loneliness, and did enough sinning to a point where I felt I was a lost cause and my fate had no meaning. I had turned to drugs, alcohol, and lived a life that took me further and further into the darkness. One day I was really partying it up and I heard a voice asking me what I was doing? It was LOUD and Clear and really scared me. I had never been so scared. At first i thought it was the drugs I had taken, but then the voice was caring, and it said " Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, this is not the path I have chosen for you ". Then I felt a hot flash of energy shove thru my body and I could feel all the the drugs and shadows push out as I was cleansed. I was completely sober, and the voice said " This is who you are " I felt so alive, and the voice showed me an image of an angel, glowing, and full of pure energy, and I then realized it was me. I knew then I was destined to be a soldier of God, and I went on a search for answers. I had my ups and downs over a few years, but when I prayed one day asking " Which church, what faith " I started seeing signs and messages everywhere leading to the LDS. When I realized where he wanted me to go, I told myself " I guess I better talk to someone, and then Elders Morgan and Holland knocked on my door the next day, and I was Baptized 1 month later... I have plenty of testimony, and life stories to share about my dreams, visions, and religious experiences I have had. And I hope to inspire you and show that no matter what you do good or bad, GOD loves you UN-conditionally... and he will give you time to live with free will, but just like The father he is, he will step in when he needs to!

How I live my faith

I am currently studying and Reading " THE BOOK OF MORMON ". I never really was able to read books, but for the first time I am locked in!! When I first started reading the book I realized I knew the words before I was reading them. Its really hard to explain, I guess its as if I had read the book 20 times and I knew what the words were saying before my eyes even scanned each one. Kinda feels like its something I had forgotten from a past life. I was also experiencing Deja Vu. The stories are all written by Prophets following the coming of Christ, and along side the Bible it gives testimony of Jesus before and after his resurrection during his Latter days. I am still learning, but after being Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah's witness, and every religious faith you can think of, I can finally say I found my true church. I believe everything I have learned so far, and I believe in the Prophets. I believe in them because they have experienced the same things I have, and when I read " The Book of Mormon " I feel connected to the Prophets that shared their testimony, and I feel Jesus and Heavenly Father's hands on my back reading with me...

What is being a Mormon like?

Johnny
Being Mormon is the Coolest this I have ever decided to do!! Mormon church leaders do not get paid, its all on volunteer basis. I use to think all the bad stereotypical non-sense I heard from friends, tv, and just everyone in general. I use to think they worshiped aliens had 5 wives, and were a cult. NO NO NO, not at all true! Mormons are some of the most passionate people ever. They care about everyone... EVERYONE! They will always provide service for anyone in need. They won't judge, and they never have any bad thoughts or negative energy towards anyone. Its really neat. Theres no fear in their teachings and they never talk bad about any other churches or faiths. The coolest and most warm hearted people I am glad to have been led to, and as a matter of fact we will be naming our daughter Holly Morgan after the 2 nice gentlemen that brought us to the church. Elder Morgan and Elder Holland. If you ever wanted to see what it was like to shake Jesus's hand, shake a Mormons hand and look into their eyes trust me, Its that wonderful!! Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Johnny
Pfffffft no worries!! This church is so loving, so giving, so open armed... LOOK AT ME... I'm covered in Tattoos and I'm ugly lol.... no really this is really something you have to check out! BELIEVE ME, I have been through many churches and felt so isolated. EVERY person in the Mormon church loves me, REALLY! Its so amazing how perfect it all is. Before I had any idea what being Mormon was all about, I had dreamed that it would be amazing if everyone was like me, and believed in the same things that I do, THEN I MET THE MORMONS!! HA...I'm serious, I was very skeptic, but my advice is to just check it out for yourself, there's no obligation! Heres what they believe: “every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that flows therefrom, including the blessings of the temple. Accordingly, all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.” (Doctrine and Covenants, Official Declaration – 2, 294). Show more Show less