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Hi I'm Ernest A. Szabo

I was born in Hungary in 1931. I escaped during the Hungarian revolution in 1956 and came to the U.S. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I lived through WW II and the following communist Russian occupation of Hungary. I value the religious freedom of the United States. It was here that I learned about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was baptized a member of the church in 1992. I work in the San Diego Temple and serve others. I am a retired pharmacist, but I love my hobby of gardening. I am an active gardener and find joy in teaching others how to make roses bloom all year round.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Catholic, but throughout the years I have felt that there was something missing in the teaching. I felt that I needed to know what God expected of me and I was seeking for answers. I met the missionaries and I knew that what they taught me was an answer to my prayers. I am a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches a fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and try to share it with others because of the hope and joy that it has brought to my life. I have taught my grandchildren from an early age the principles that will help them be happy and make good choices. I pray that they will remember what I have taught them long after I am gone. I have written my testimony for them and consider that to be my greatest gift to them - the knowledge that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and that He will always be there even when others abandon them.