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Hi I'm Jeff

I grew up in a small farming town. someday I hope to move back and start a farm of my own. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farming community and I believe that this has shaped my live immensely. my family ran about 300 acres of alfalfa, the farm taught me the value of hard work and the satisfaction that comes from a good days work. because we farmed I learned many valuable life skills mostly of the hands on variety. over the past 2 years i went to college at Snow College working on a degree in Ag. Business. I am currently serving a 2 year mission in the Florida and Alabama area.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and believe that it is true. i love how well organized and helpful the church can be I've had some hard times in my life and the church support structure and the church has been there to help me and support my family.

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving a full time mission in the Florida Tallahassee mission. i have always lived my faith by living the commandments. i also believe that to live a christian life you need to serve and help other people in every way that you can. i love to help people and receive great satisfaction from work done in helping people.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Jeff
The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ. It was written by the ancient american people and records their dealings with God and Jesus Christ. in the book of Mormon you can find The history of those people as well as all the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints regard the Book of Mormon as Scripture comparable to the bible. the last prophet to write in the Book of Mormon left us his testimony and a final challenge to all who have read the Book of Mormon to ask god if it is true and then promises us that if we ask sincerely god will answer this promise can be found in the book of Moroni Chapter 10 Verses 3-5. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Jeff
Imagine if i was the owner of a car lot and had hired salesmen to sell my cars for me. the salesmen could talk to people and then when they had sold a car they could come into the office and get the key to the car and the customer could drive off with their new vehicle. now imagine if someone else wanted to sell cars too. if this person walked onto my car lot and started selling cars it would not work he could not do the necessary things to actually sell the cars he could talk the talk but when it came time for him to come into the office to get the keys for the customer i would have no idea who he was and his sale would not be valid. just like a car lot owner god has authorized people to do work for him. this authorization is called the priesthood and do try do do things without it, or in other words with out gods authorization, would not work. when Jesus Christ was on the earth he called men to do his work for him (see John 15:16). those men, the apostles, lead and guided his church. unfortunately as the apostles died they could find no one to pass the authority on to so that authority was lost. when God called Joseph Smith to be a prophet he gave him the same authority that the apostles of old had, with this authority Joseph was able to restore the true church of Jesus Christ onto the earth. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Jeff
Jesus Christ taught that everyone must be baptized to enter into the kingdom of heaven(see John 3:3-5). but if everyone must be baptized then there must be endless concourses of people who won't be able to enter into the kingdom of heaven because the never had the chance to be baptized, some may have never even herd the name of Jesus Christ. would a loving god condemn these people? this is where baptism for the dead is necessary, people who are here on earth seek out those who were unable to be baptized and are baptized in their behalf. this doesn't mean that those who have had baptism performed for them are put down as being member of the church but it does mean that if in the spirit world they have accepted Christ they can still enter into the kingdom of heaven. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Jeff
The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has missionaries all over the world helping people to learn more about Jesus Christ and his gospel. all of the missionaries go out into the world at their own expense. Show more Show less