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Hi I'm Gordon

I am a pharmacist that works for a software company in Wisconsin. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of four wonderful boys. My oldest son also is married to a wonderful young lady that I also love very much. One son is still at home, one is married and in College, and two are on missions. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Cindy, for over 25 years. I am a pharmacist. I used to work in a hospital, but now I work for a software company that makes software that is used in hospitals. I enjoy traveling and good food. I love playing video games with friends and family. I really want to play the guitar, but need to practice more. I am kind of a computer geek and an information junkie so I spend a lot of time on the internet. I also enjoy camping with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a loving Mother and Father, and went to Church with my family most weeks. My father would come on Holidays. My mother taught me about God and religion, and it has always held an important place in my heart. I can never thank her enough for raising me to believe in our Father in Heaven. Then when I was 14 years old my father died. I was very confused about what I believed. I knew he had not been baptized, but I also knew he was a good man that believed in God. I knew that we have a just and merciful God, but I also understood that you had to be baptized to make it into the kingdom of heaven. I started searching for an answer and learning about many religions. I talked to Reverends, Priests, and Pastors. I learned about Taoism, Buddhism, even pagan religions. All of the people I met were very nice and trying to do and teach the right thing, but nothing rang true and no one had answers to my questions that felt right. I had a good friend that asked if I would like to talk to the LDS missionaries to learn about the church she went to. I met with the missionaries and for the first time in my life, these young men could explain to me something that made sense. And they did not expect me to believe them. They told me to pray about it, and that if it was true, God would let me know through the Holy Ghost. I did pray and the Holy Ghost did testify to me that what they were teaching me was true. It finally made sense, and they could answer all of those questions that no one else could. I was baptized again into the Mormon Church at the age of 18. I continue to study the scriptures and pray, and the Holy Ghost continues to let me know that the principles of the gospel taught to us in the Bible, Book or Mormon and the other scriptures are true. And that we are not alone, that we have a living Father in heaven that continues to teach us and help us every day. And that we continue to receive revelation from him to help us in our daily lives.

How I live my faith

People often ask me how I live my life differently because I am a Member of the Mormon church. It is a hard question to answer because it is just who I am. I think it may be as simple as always trying to do the right thing. It is like those WWJD bracelets everyone used to wear. We have something similar called a CTR ring. It stands for "Choose The Right" I go through life trying to always do the right thing. I don't always succeed. I sometimes yell at my kids when they don't deserve it, I play video games when I should be cleaning the house or doing something at least a little more uplifting. But in general I always try to do the right thing. I also think I am a pretty happy person. It feels good to know that you are loved. That there is this awesome Omnipotent God that cares enough about me, to send his son to suffer for my sins and die for me, so that I can return to live with him someday. I go through life not worrying about what my friends and co-workers do, knowing that each of us is only judged by the knowledge that we have, and that I am trying my best with what I understand to be true. When I make a mistake I try to repent and ask for forgiveness, and I pray and know that God does forgive us for our sins. I have a whole world full of Brothers and Sisters that all come from the same Father in heaven. I do my best each day to help them, and make there life as joyful as mine is because I know where I came from and where I am going, that is the right choice that I choose to make.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Gordon
You probably already know a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are millions of us around the world. We are not very pushy about teaching others about our religion, but since it has made most of us happier in life we are always happy to teach others and share what we know with our friends and neighbors. So ask around. I bet you already know someone. If not look up the church in the phone book and just show up. The Missionaries are specially called by God to teach those interested in learning about the Gospel and they would love to be able to teach you. Just show up or call. Show more Show less