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Hi I'm Mark Williamsen

Raised in the church, my conversion to the Gospel began in my teens, and has grown stronger every day. I am Mormon.

About Me

Born in Ogden, the great grandson of a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint who emigrated from Denmark, I was not active in my youth in the church and had not been converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through a series of events and being touched by the Spirit in my teenage years, I was move upon by the Spirit and served a mission in the Tahiti - Papeete Mission, which included the Cook Islands I was given the chance to learn a little French, a little Tahitian, and a little more Cook Island Maori. I studied psychology, child and family studies, and business. I have used those degrees, business experience and life experience to be a leader in many business and ultimately become a small business owner of a manufacturer's rep and consultant firm. I have continued to serve the Lord to the best of my abilites in many callings in the Primary, Sunday School, Young Men, Elders, High Priests, Ward and Stake Missionary, as a Ward Clerk, and as a Counsilor in two Bishoprics. My family is my teasure. I have a wife that faces multiple health challenges every day, but endures them with a smile and a strong spirit. My sons have grow to be good men, with sweet wives and one son has 3 children. I strive every day to be the best I can be. Our family's motto is ..."Doing the Right Things, for the Right Reasons. We love the Lord - Jesus Christ, and know through him we can have Eternal Life.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe there are two (2) parts to why I am a Mormon. First - I believe that anyone who is a part of any group or organization needs to study the doctrine, the rules, beliefs, history, and working of that group or organization. If there are positive effects to society from that group or organization; I think it is worth being a part of that group or organization. Second - This next part speaks to the spiritual side. To feel what I have felt, to see what I have seen, and to know what I know can't always be expressed or shared. This is a weakness on my part, and is somewhat by choice, waiting for the right time and place to share such holy things. I am not perfect, but I am striving for perfection. I have gone through the repentance process several times, and deeply regret the mistakes I have made, and the pain that it has caused others. To study the prophecies and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and see them played out over time have been a testimony to me of the truth, and set me solidly on the path of being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I start and end every day with Prayer. I read from the Scriptures every day. I strive to treat other in a Christ-like manner. I don't profess to know how the Savior thinks, but I try to act the way I would if Christ were standing next to me; as if I had to report and explain to him every thought and action. I assist in acts of service as often as possible. I was just released as one of the Young Men leasders in my ward; and now have the privilege to serve as called as the Ward Historian.