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Hi I'm Mark and this is my family

Mormons are not scary or weird. Okay I'm as weird as every other normal guy with a family.

About Me

My name is Samantha, and I grew up with a loving family in Air Force. We weren't perfect, but we tried hard to be there for each other, and that's really what being a family is about. Working together to build a more beautiful everything. We moved around a lot, experience other cultures and beautiful countries, and through trials and triumphs, we worked hard to stay close. As a wife and mother now, I use those experiences to cultivate in our children a love for themselves and for those around them, and even those we cannot see or do not know in other countries. We're a world wide church, and Latter-day Saint or not, we're all brothers and sisters in spirit, so we should treat each other with love and kindness, sharing love and support, lifting with encouraging words and bright testimonies. As women we have a special responsibility of being part of the relief in Relief Society (the women's organization in the church, and one of the oldest and most service oriented women's organizations in the world), and I'm so happy to be a part of something so meaningful, with such a vibrant spiritual heritage and something so beautiful. My hobbies are gardening, music, alternative medicine, reading, painting, raising chickens, and most of all, living and loving the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and loving my family, filling each day with as much love and laughter as we possibly can(0:

Why I am a Mormon

It seems like everyone is looking for happiness these days. Cupcakes, shoes, exotic vacations, fancy parties- people are filling their lives with every fast lane exciting distraction they can think of because they aren't happy with their lives, or they feel like there's this void that needs filling. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints blesses our lives with the true keys of lasting happiness, and fills our lives with meaning and purpose. It gives my life beauty and illuminates my soul with the things of heaven. I know who I am, I know where I'm going, and I know how to get where I want to be. I am happy! And I can share that happiness with others as a Latter-day Saint, because more than just a Sunday thing, it's a spiritual, devoted, joyful way of living. "By their fruits ye shall know them," right? Our fruits are inner peace that shines to the outside, and joy that fills us up and spills into the lives of those around us. I live it because I love it, and I love it because it's how God shows His love for me. It's true. It's simple. It's beautiful. It is lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I try to live a life of service born of love and a desire to share the happiness and peace I've been so greatly blessed with. Life isn't easy. We all have our trials, but in losing myself in the service of others, I find myself in the arms of our Heavenly Father's loving aid. I want to share that with others, so I frequently mind the children of others, I plan meaningful activities for our family and invite neighbors to join us, I visit with ladies in our area and share messages of the gospel with them, and try to cultivate light, peace and life in everything around me, from our sugar snap seedlings to my wonderful husband, and our three small precious children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is more than a spiritual band-aid. It's a way of life that invites all to remember, "This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." It teaches us how to really live life to the fullest, and breaths peace and answers into our hearts. I'm grateful to God for His blessings and the gift of His divine and glorious son, Jesus Christ, and I want to live a life that reflects my gratitude. This is how I life my faith. Living, loving, and staying faithful and true to our God, our beloved Father in Heaven.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Mark and this is my family
Families are important, they allow us the companionship and joy of being with those we love and who love us. I love my wife and kids dearly and would be devastated if I lost one of them forever. That would be terrible, to loose a kid or a wife and God knows that better than any of us. The power this gospel brings is the power to have a family forever. Yes there may be a temporary separation in this mortal life between our loved ones, but in the eternities which we are already living in; we can be reunited with our families if we live righteously. Who wants to be lucky enough to find true love and be married for only time, "till death do you part". I want to be with my family forever and enjoy the silly antics they all bring to the family. God gave us his sealing power in Matthew 16:19 so we can have a beautiful family for time and all eternity. Show more Show less