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Hi I'm Max Maw

Born in Canada, raised in the States, I have been on a spiritual journey thereafter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In my life, I have been fortunate to have had loving parents, two younger sisters, and a large extended family in Canada and Pennsylvania; I am the oldest of my Canadian cousins. I am a US military veteran, been married twice, and felt the anguish of feeling abandoned by my birth father when the eldest of my two younger sisters was born. My life-long vocation has been in the computer industry, writing, teaching, programming and consulting; in and with the military, I was associated with airborne and naval electronics, navigation and intelligence. In 2003, I retired from teaching at a Philadelphia area university, and from consulting a few years later. My quest for a purpose in life began in 1992, after a failed marriage and subsequent relationship - no children. Extended counseling didn't provide an answer, but participation in a support group at a local church group did; the presence of a loving Savior, who knows and forgives us for sinful behavior, enabled me to repent, accept and forgive myself, and renew life's journey.

Why I am a Mormon

My spiritual needs have been met; I prayed and the truth has been revealed. I am at home, and satisfied with the answers. The callings have been challenging, but I was told that the path would not be easy. I am committed to magnify what I do, to assist others, to endure to the end, live and enjoy life to the fullest, and make the world a better place by virtue of my presence. I am equally committed to learn and share what I have been fortunate to acquire, offer hospitality and spiritual comfort to everybody in need, worship, pray, tithe and renew my covenants with my Heavenly Father on a weekly basis. In return, I enjoy blessings that I can bring to others, leading by example, and carrying an easier yoke than I brought to our Lord and Savior.

How I live my faith

Based upon some friends in the Church, a senior missionary couple came to visit. The initial visit became a seven-month investigation of the Church, and I was moved by the depth of our discussions over many meals at both of our homes, observing and meeting other Church families who followed the doctrine of the Church and lived a life of faith, hearing inspired leaders of the Church locally at the Stake and General Conferences, and interacting with so many other people who had been on the same life journey. Scriptural study has been an interest and haven for me; I crave to learn more and gain insight into the history and teachings from early and present-day prophets. I enjoy the myriad of material available through resources and long-time and past teachers in the Church. I enjoy assisting other people with their challenging genealogical research, listening and providing counseling to friends and people who I meet at this point in my life; I'm better prepared to help others than I was before Jesus Christ entered my life. I knocked and the door was opened; I entered and the world was before me. My gratitude is never-ending.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Max Maw
We accept Holy Scripture as divinely inspired teachings of early Old Testament prophets and faithful renderings of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles. We also believe that the Book of Mormon is true, and a supplement to these teachings; that the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price, are revelations and works of a present-day prophet, the founder of our Church, Joseph Smith, Jr., and his successors. Show more Show less