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Hi I'm Jörgen

I grew up in Sweden. Now live with my family in the U.S.. Still root for Sweden in hockey and soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a grandpa. Have my own little business. I love my family, enjoy sports, love genealogy, and love to go hiking with my wife in the beautiful state of Utah (especially Bryce Canyon).

Why I am a Mormon

I don't want to bore you with too much "preaching", but here are a few of many reasons: I am a Mormon because my church teaches the ETERNAL nature of the family unit. I am a Mormon because my church teaches a JUST and MERCIFUL God who gives ALL individuals born on this planet (past, present and future) an opportunity to accept or reject Him. Not just a lucky few who happen to be born at the right time and in the right place. I am a Mormon because my church bears my Savior's name JESUS CHRIST. I am a Mormon because my church teaches that MY LIFE HAS A PURPOSE. I am a Mormon because the Spirit has let me know and feel, after study, prayer, and testing (John 7:17), that the principles and doctrines taught in my church comes from God, the source of all truth. I encourage you to find out for yourself. If you have come to this point, thanks for letting me share a little about myself. Have a great life!

How I live my faith

My church gives me many opportunities to serve my fellow man, which I am grateful for. It has helped me become a better individual, and has given me many precious experiences throughout my life. I am currently in charge of a group of about 35-40 mostly "mature" men in our congregation, coordinating their efforts to serve about 90-100 families, making sure their spiritual and material needs are met.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Jörgen
In temples, Church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God. They are different than our regular meeting houses, where we meet to worship. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Jörgen
The power to create children is very sacred. Our Father in Heaven has commanded that the sacred power and privilege of sexual relations be exercised only between a man and woman who are legally married. This is the law of chastity. It means that we must not have sexual relations before we are married, and after we are married we should have sexual relations only with our husband or wife. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Jörgen
Most of them are young, single people serving full time for 18 to 24 months at their own or expense (or supported by family and friends). Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jörgen
I think this quote sums it up: Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), said: “We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement.” Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Jörgen
Missionaries share a message about Jesus Christ and His Atonement for all people. They teach about our Heavenly Father’s great plan of salvation, which allows all people the opportunity to return to Him. Or in other words they will explain to you the purpose of your life and how you can fulfill that purpose. I am sure you have wondered about that. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Jörgen
The Holy Ghost can bless your life in many ways. Christ promised His Apostles that the Holy Ghost would “teach you all things” (John 14:26) and “guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). He also said that the Holy Ghost “shall testify of me” (John 15:26). Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Jörgen
Contact our full time missionaries, they can explain to you. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Jörgen
Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of all who have lived on earth (see John3:5). Many people, however, have died without being baptized. Others were baptized without proper authority. Because God is merciful, He has prepared a way for all people to receive the blessings of baptism. By performing proxy baptisms in behalf of those who have died, Church members offer these blessings to deceased ancestors. These individuals in the next life can then choose to accept or decline what has been done in their behalf. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Jörgen
If you do not know a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we invite you to visit with representatives of the Church to learn more about the information you have viewed on this site. Please call 1-888-537-6600 (in US and Canada only) or use the following form to arrange for these representatives to visit your home and share some of Christ’s teachings that answer life’s questions and helped people find greater happiness. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Jörgen
The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is one in purpose with the Father and the Son, but is a separate being. The special mission of the Holy Ghost is to testify of the Father and the Son, to reveal the truth (Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4,5), to comfort us (John 14:26), and to sanctify us. He is a divine guide and teacher. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Jörgen
Have you ever thought there must be something more to life than just living day to day? There is—much more. Your life has a divine purpose. God, your Heavenly Father, has prepared a marvelous plan for your happiness. When you realize that God has a plan for you, it is easier to understand why you are on this earth. God wants all of His children to progress and become more like Him. This time on Earth provides opportunities for you to grow and progress. Coming here allows you to: Receive a physical body. Exercise agency and learn to choose between good and evil. Learn and gain experience that will help you become more like your Heavenly Father. Form family relationships that may become eternal. By following our Heavenly Father’s plan, you—like all of His children—can someday return to live with Him and with your loved ones. You can have greater peace in this life and eternal joy in the life to come. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jörgen
Much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not Mormon. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. Many of these countries have few to no Mormons, but are also non-Christian. About 75,000 Mormon missionaries serve through the world today. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Jörgen
Among other things, everything in nature is to me an "advertisement" that there is a Creator. Also, I know that He hears and answer prayers. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jörgen
Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. His birth, life, death, and resurrection fulfilled the many prophecies contained in the scriptures concerning the coming of a Savior. He was the Creator, He is our Savior, and He will be our Judge (see Isaiah 9:6, 53:3-7; Psalms 22:16-18). Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and by giving His life on the cross—that is, by performing the Atonement —Jesus Christ saves us from our sins (1 Peter 2:21) as we follow Him. Because of the Atonement, you can be forgiven of your sins when you sincerely repent (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 26:30). Through His Resurrection, Jesus Christ saved us from death. Because He overcame death, we will all be given the gift of resurrection, that is to say our spirits will be eternally re-united with our bodies (Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:22). When life on this earth is over, Jesus Christ will be the final Judge (Acts 17:31; John 5:21-22; Acts 10:42). Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Jörgen
Absolutely! Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Jörgen
Prophets in ancient America. Similar to how the Bible was put together. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Jörgen
No Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jörgen
No. President Gordon B. Hinckley, prior president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the following statement in 1998 about the Church’s position on plural marriage: “This Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church.... If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.” Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Jörgen
No Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Jörgen
Official Church statement from 1973: “The Church opposes abortion and counsels its members not to submit to or perform an abortion except in the rare cases where, in the opinion of competent medical counsel, the life or good health of the mother is seriously endangered or where the pregnancy was caused by rape and produces serious emotional trauma in the mother. Even then it should be done only after counseling with the local presiding priesthood authority and after receiving divine confirmation through prayer.” Show more Show less