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Hi I'm Alex Sutherland

I'm a Mormon, born in Mormon country of pioneer ancestors.

About Me

My wife and I celebrate our 49th Anniversary this fall. We love our Grandchildren and two Grandchildren. I retired from teaching music and we have been able to serve two missions for our church in South Africa. As a teenager I was an avid hunter, now my shooting is done with a Nikon. Beautiful country. Beautiful people.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I spent my life attending LDS church and an LDS University, I was not committed entirely to the church. Courting my wife, we spent many a long night arguing about getting married in the temple or just a civil marraige. At my fiance's insistence, we fasted together before attending a conference presided by an important leader from Salt Lake. Our question was: is the word of wisdom a commandment or just good advice? Walking into that conference after fasting I felt the spirit so strong that I could not deny that the word of wisdom was definitely the Lord's will. If that part of the church was true, how could I deny the rest of His commandments? We were married in the temple and I have loved every minute of our marriage and church service. I have no doubt that the Lord Jesus Christ directs the affairs of His church through his Prophet Thomas S Monson. I have felt the presence of the Savior in many critical times of my life. He has saved me.

How I live my faith

My wife and I read scriptures together and separately. My wife uses the computer to research family history and we give our ancestors the opportunity to accept baptism and other saving ordinances available in a local temple. It is such a pleasure to help our children bless their children just as I blessed them. Going on a mission has been the thrill of our lives. Being able to devote all your time to the Savior Jesus Christ is an experience that can't be beat.

What are Mormon temples used for?

Alex Sutherland
The temple is the most sacred place available to worthy saints. We believe in life after death, that our ancestors still live, as spirit souls, on the other side of the veil, in heaven. We want our ancestors to have the same privileges of eternal truths, Eternal Marriage and baptism in the name of Jesus Christ that we enjoy, and so in the temple we can perform those sacred ordinances in their behalf. We can be proxies for them. We have learned to love our ancestors by researching their lives and performing these sacred ordinances for them. Show more Show less