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Hi I'm Wayne W.Painter

I'm a Mormon. I live in Elwood, Utah

About Me

I was born a member of the church and grew up in a small community. I enjoyed fishing, hunting and sports as a youth. I served a mission for the church in California. I was married after my mission and raised 6 children. My wife died of cancer after we had been married for 31 years. I married again to a Mormon woman that had 5 children. I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren. I also enjoy gardening, woodworking, fishing and golf.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I have had many spiritual witnesses of the truthfulness of the church. I know that Joseph Smith was visited by God and Jesus Christ. I know that he was able to restore the true Gospel of Jesus Christ as it was when Christ established the church when he was upon the earth. I know that the Priesthood was restored to the earth to Joseph Smith by heavenly messengers so that ordinances and covenants are preformed by the proper authority. I know that God revealed new scriptures to Joseph Smith including the Book of Mormon. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and have received witnesses that the book is truly the word of God.

How I live my faith

I have been active in the church and community all of my life. I was baptized at 8 years of age and advanced through the Priesthood to an Elder. I served a mission at 19 years old. I was married in the temple upon returning from my mission. I have served in many calling in the church including Stake and Ward Missionary, Bishopric Member, High Counselor, Scouting positions, Sunday School and Primary teacher, etc. I am currently the secretary for the High Priest Group in our ward. I have been a temple worker and enjoy attending the temple as often as possible. I have recently gotten involved in Family History Work and have found individuals in my family tree who need temple work. I am planning to complete the work as soon as possible.