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Hi I'm John Daniel Strong

I was born in San Diego, California, while my father served in the Navy during World War II. I am a Mormon

About Me

I have a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor of Science in History I am married and have three children and six grandchildren. I have been a manager and district manager for several major retail corporations during the past forty years.Recently I published a book The Last Muster, a historical novel about the courage of an early Mormon convert from Colesville, New York, who endured the persecution in Missouri when the Missouri Governor Lillburn W. Boggs issued Missouri Executive Order 44, in 1838, known as the Mormon Extermination Order. I began writing this novel while recovering from alcohol addiction thirty years ago.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born in the Church, there was a time in my youth when I became addicted to alcohol. This addiction continued until my mid thirties and had nearly consumed my life. My mother had even expressed her concern to my father that she thought I was lost to the Lord, though my father quietly assured her that I would be alright. In 1979, at age fifty-eight unexpectedly my father died of a heart attack. As I gazed down at my father's lifeless body where it waited the closing of the casket with tears in my eyes, thinking that he was gone forever, I heard or maybe it was such an overwhelming feeling that words raced through my mind from my father who I suddenly knew was there in the room, not just in the casket but his spirit standing there next to me, say to me that I better get my act together. Then when I got on the plane to go home to Texas, I heard myself answer the stewardess, when she asked me if I wanted a drink, say no and said in my mind, not today maybe tomorrow but not today, I knew I had begun a long journey one that has lasted thirty-four years and the gaining of a testimony that Jesus Christ lives and this is His Church and I will see my father and now my mother alive again.

How I live my faith

I am the President of the Stake Sunday School. I preside over all the teaching functions that are administered in a seven ward stake in South Texas west of Houston. Previous to this calling I have taught Sunday School primarily the youth ages fourteen to sixteen.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

John Daniel Strong
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