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Hi I'm Bruce Seely

I am considered a citizen born in both Canada and the U.S. I've been a radio broadcaster more than 50 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I started what became a long and fulfilling career in radio broadcasting when I was just 15. That was more than 50 years ago! My 3rd great-grandfather joined the LDS church in Upper Canada in 1836, making me the sixth generation of my family to hold to the tenets of "Mormonism". I love to sing (2nd bass). Some of my most wonderful memories have come through choral singing. I was privileged to be in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 6 years. My wife and I have been married more than 40 years. We have 8 children and 16 grandchildren (so far). The first generation joined in the 1830s. My ancestral family has crossed the Canada/US border to take up residence once every century since the 1600s. I have worked in broadcasting in both Canada and the United States.

Why I am a Mormon

All of my life I have known in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and my personal Saviour. During my time as a 19-year old LDS missionary I chose to re-read the testimony of Joseph Smith and and to pray specifically to know if he was actually a prophet, called by God, as he claimed. As a missionary I was asking others to pray about what we were teaching. I had to follow my own counsel. I received an undeniable, personal, spiritual witness that Joseph Smith spoke the truth. He was and is a prophet called by our Father in Heaven to translate the Book of Mormon from ancient records with help of Heaven and to restore the ancient Church of Jesus Christ to the earth again. Since then I have had many experiences that reinforce what I learned as a young missionary. The Book of Mormon is a true scriptural record. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the original Church of Christ restored to us by divine decree and directed by a living prophet who is directed by God. I am a Mormon because God told me by the Holy ghost that the Church is true and no one can tell me otherwise with any authority. That knowledge has helped to answer all of the other questions of life as they have come up. I truly believe anyone can discover these same truths for themselves by following the same steps I have taken. I highly recommend it.

How I live my faith

As a youth I participated fully in Scouts Canada, achieving the rank of Queen Scout in 1964. I served a full time mission to Australia. While I was there I was able to watch the first landing on the moon. I have served as a Scout leader for youth and adults and in many positions of leadership and teaching of adults in the Church. As our eight children arrived, we dedicated ourselves to holding a regular, weekly Family Home Evening as counseled by Church leaders. We see very clearly the benefit of that effort as our children and their spouses hold to church and family values and are passing them on to their children. My wife and I know our marriage is stronger than ever after more than 40 years and we believe it is because we have chosen to follow basic gospel teachings. We have also been blessed to serve others through Church and community volunteer work. We know there is much happiness to be found in right living despite so much of sadness in the world.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Bruce Seely
Everyone is welcome to attend LDS church services. Mormons meet on Sundays for a 70-minute service called sacrament meeting, usually in church-owned meetinghouses or sometimes in rented facilities. I look forward to attending with my family each week. There are congregational hymns (books provided), prayers offered by local Church members, partaking of the sacrament (communion) consisting of prepared bread and water, blessed and passed to all in the congregation who wish to partake. It is a time of refreshing. A time to let the worldly cares fade. A time to feel something special inside and to reflect on my relationship with my Heavenly Father and others. There is no offering requested. I would encourage anyone wanting to learn more to look up a chapel under The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a phone book or online and then visit an LDS church for an hour or more on a Sunday. You will be welcome. Listen, feel, and ask a lot of questions of anyone you find there. It could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Show more Show less