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Hi I'm Webb

I'm from Utah, I am a full time college student, I am happily married to my wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attend a junior college in Price, Ut. I recently married my wife this year. I work at the college that I attend helping in a skills classroom. I tutor for basic math, reading, writing, and other computer skills people use to get back into college. While doing this I go to school full time and am currently working towards a biology or chemistry bachelor's degree. I love living in Utah because I love to ski.

Why I am a Mormon

Contrary to the world's knowledge, everyone that is in this church chooses to be here. Even when we think of small children just "being born" into a religion, the LDS faith knows and understands the principle of choice. When I was 8 years old I chose to become a member of the faith that my family practiced. I chose to become a Mormon. As I grew older I kept choosing to stay with the faith of my fathers and find out what it really meant to me. I have pondered about our Heavenly Father and what he wants for his children. I know that the values and morals taught in the church are of divine origin. I believe that God speaks to us through a living prophet in these days. It took me time to figure that out. As most young Mormons I left my home for 2 years to serve a mission. It took me to northern Italy where my conviction of this faith was tested. I got to know many people of many different faiths. But I know that what I was doing was correct and even though many people choose to reject it, I knew that all people someday will come to know Christ the way I do. I don't live this faith out of fear of social rejection or from pressure from parents and kin. I live it because it is what brings happiness into my life. In a world of moral decay and decreasing values, it is something that gives hope to those looking for something better. It has become increasingly difficult to live such high moral standards in today's society. I find, however, that living by the standards that modern day prophets have declared have made my life rich, fulfilling, and joyful. I believe that this is what our loving Heavenly Father has in store for us. I struggle with the same things all human beings struggle with but I know that what we experience here in this life is only temporary and greater things are in store for all of us if we choose to follow Christ.

How I live my faith

I serve as a secretary for the presidency of a group of priesthood holders ranging in age from 18-45. My job is to assist the President in his calling. Much of this job is to make sure that the people attending the church receive monthly visits to their homes by priesthood holders to check on the spiritual and temporal well being of their families. It's a great opportunity for me to do this and be my brother's keeper as the Lord Jesus Christ would have me be.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Webb
This can be very controversial but as far as proxy baptism goes we are giving the chance to the deceased to accept the message of the LDS faith. It is a responsibility for those living to give that chance to those who either never had the chance to understand the message of this church, or who were baptized without authority from God to do so. It in no way takes away from the choice of those deceased. It is a fairly large responsibility and as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I have participated in many of such baptisms. The feeling there is wonderful. It is done in a place and in a way that is truly sanctified of God. If those outside of our faith understood this responsibility and the importance of it than they too would work as diligently as we do to get family history done and temple work done. Show more Show less