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Hi I'm Joe Bunzol

I joined the Church in 1995. I am raising 2 Autistic Stepsons. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm 64.I am retired. My first wife passed away 11 years ago. Her investigation brought us into the Church. I have two children from that marriage, and am helping to raise two autistic stepchildren. For the past year I have become involved in Family History, not just to do saving Ordinances for the dead, but to learn my history. It has become my passion. I am a Democrat and love my Home town of Chicago. I also lived for 20 years in Rocheser, NY, close to where the Church was organized, and was privileged to be on the Staff of the Hill Cumorah Pageant for 2 years. My wife services as a Secretary in Primary and I am an Assistant in a Priesthood Quorum

Why I am a Mormon

I had given up on organized religion- i found way too many irregularities and contradictions in my study of religions. When I started learning about the LDS religion, I expected to find the same. I quickly realized that this was different. My Missionaries were asked difficult questions by me. I was impressed by their honestly. Sometimes they could not provide one, but they didn't try to give me a fake one. I was particularly impressed when they stated that they would not spend 2 years on a Mission if they did not believe in what they were preaching. The key to being a member is to study the scriptures, pray, getting involved whenever possible and self education. Learn the truth. There are many of what I call Mormon Urban Legends out there. Learn what is true and what is not. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Above all, listen to the promptings of the Spirit to help discern right from wrong, true from false. I Testify that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the fullness of the Gospel. We can attain the highest degree of Celestial glory only through the Priesthood Ordinances performed in the Church

How I live my faith

We attend our meetings every Sunday. I work at our Temple to Assist those who seek to perform saving ordinances for their deceased relatives. I assist and support my wife in her calling in the Primary. I do my best to lead my family in Family Home Evening and Scripture Study. I visit several families each month with my eldest Stepson to teach a Gospel Message and to see if there is services or help that I or the Ward can provide. I do whatever I can to help our Brothers and Sisters and to Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Joe Bunzol
Our Spirits return to a place of Paradise. Those who have never had an opportunity for receiving the Savior's Gospel will be taught the Gospel. All, before the end of times on earth, will have the opportunity to accept or reject the Gospel. All who ever lived on earth will be physically resurrected during the Second Coming of the Savior, and in the final judgement will be rewarded with a degree of glory based on the person's faith, works, and obedience in following the Lord's commands. Those families that were "sealed" in the Temple will remain families for all eternity. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Joe Bunzol
No- We are commanded to Love One Another. Our Bishops are responsible for all who live in the Geographic area of the Ward. We gladly perform service and provide assistance and help whenever we are aware of a need. No reciprocity is expected Show more Show less