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Hi I'm Lew

I am known by our church's nickname - a Mormon. I converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.

About Me

I am in my fifties now. I love the outdoors and that is probably why in high school I ran cross country and long distance in track season. I love to travel if I have the opportunity and have an affinity for anything tropical. I am married for 26 years and have one child, a son who is 24 and attending engineering school. I graduated from BYU over 20 years ago with a B.A. in International Relations, minor in Asian Studies with a language focus of Mandarin Chinese. I love asian cultures and have grown to love the Chinese people in particular. There is a reason for that as your read more about me below...

Why I am a Mormon

The Mormon or Latterday Saint faith has brought both meaning and joy in my life. It is an anchor in a world of changing uncertainty. I enjoy communing with fellow members and sharing testimony of the Savior, even Jesus Christ and His plan for us to gain salvation and eternal life. I was not always a "Mormon" for the first 18 years I belonged to another faith but I hold no animosity to that religion or any other in my choice of becoming a Latterday Saint. In December of 1980 I was taught by LDS missionaries and on the 26th of that month I was baptised into the church. They taught me as did the Apostle Paul "not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power." ~ 1st Corinthians 2:4 I was so impressed by the missionary lifestyle that I desired to be one as well. So from December 1983 until 1985 I served a full time mission being called to preach to the Chinese people of Taiwan to learn to speak to them in Mandarin Chinese. It was an incredible experience and I have come to love their culture and themselves. I am overjoyed this many years later to learn that many that I knew there now nearly 30 years ago are still faithful. I look forward to the day and eternity when their familes and mine reunite in Christ's presense to experience eternal joy with our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live it simply by sharing through example. I strive to serve others as I know by doing so I am ultimately serving my Father in Heaven who is not here in the flesh so that I and others like me need to extend His blessings by caring for others in need. Charity is not defined as the world sees it as provding "hand outs" without thought or effort. Charity begins at home by taking on the pure love of Christ as spoken of in the Good Samaritan story. Getting out of one's "comfort zone" to reach out to others but doing so in subtle ways - sometime completely unnoticed with no thought of eartly reward or recognition is how I like to live my faith. In this manner I seek to respect others and their beliefs and I will serve others regardless of what the believe or what church, synagogue, mosque they attend or if they choose not even to believe in anything. No matter - I wish to be like Jesus and love unconditionally because I believe all humans are my literal spiritual brothers and sisters and we share the same Heavenly Father.