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Hi I'm Shem Ross Hurd

I am on my mission and the name of the mission is the Family and Church History Headquarters Mission until 30 May 2014.

About Me

i am serving on a mission right now and it is so much fun i have learned a lot being here on my mission and you will enjoy it too. i have 5 younger siblings and they are all great, same with my whole family. what i want to do is become a police officer. i have one brother on his mission in California. i have been on my mission for a year now. i like reading, video games, family, and a bunch of other things. it is so much fun doing genealogy. i serve in the JSMB and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Why I am a Mormon

i was born into the church and i don't want to leave it and i know this is the true church. i know that the Book of Mormon is true. i am currently serving my mission right now in Salt Lake City and while i have been here my testimony has strengthen.

How I live my faith

pondering searching and praying while following the teachings of the prophets and obeying the Lords commandments that is how i live my faith while reading the scriptures. and if you do those things well you will see for your self. i am on my mission right now and it is awesome. i am one of the district leaders as well. Salt Lake City is a cool place to learn about the church.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Shem Ross Hurd
Temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred structures on the earth. Anciently, the Lord directed Solomon to build a temple (1 Chronicles 28:1-6). This temple was a place where God could dwell, was a place of prayer, was a place of sacrifice and was a place where the principle and covenant of sacrifice was fundamental to worship. At the time of the Restoration, the Lord commanded Joseph Smith to once again build temples on the earth. Like ancient temples, today’s temples are also sacred places where God may dwell; they are places of prayer and, although we no longer offer animal sacrifices because that was done away with when Jesus Christ became the Eternal Sacrifice for our sins, the principle and covenant of sacrifice is fundamental to our temple worship. In temples, Church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God. In the temple, members: Learn eternal truths. Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents (Malachi 4:5-6). Provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:29); 1 Peter 4:6) Show more Show less