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Hi I'm Dennis Guffey

I am a USAF veteran. I am also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly call a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 44 Years to Annette. We have 4 Children (1 son and 3 daughters). We have 14 grandchildren (7 boys and 7 girls). Finished high school went to college. I have been a tax collector, taxpayer representative, truck Driver, carpenter, lawn maintenance, small business owner, airman and an all around fix it man. I have served a mission with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 10 years as a member of the stage crew (commonly called a "roadie"). I like to ride motorcycles, snowmobiles, atvs, and drive my 1969 Triumph TR-6. I also like to fish and go bird hunting.

Why I am a Mormon

I am sorry to admit that I did not fully embrace the gospel until I was in my late 30s. It was when I was called to accept a leadership calling that I in earnest began to review the teachings of Jesus Christ. I often needed help in meeting my duties. The experience humbled me to the point were I had to reach out to the Lord and beg his help. Having felt his goodness first hand, learned that even my prayers were answered and witnessed many miracles, I found that I started feeling better about myself. I started to care about people other than me. This is a big deal as I fight depression daily. Feeling good is better than feeling bad. I now know that the more I care about others the better I feel. I also now know that Heavenly Father lives as does his only begotten son and my Savior, Jesus Christ. The Savior suffered for all sin and sorrow, so that we, his brothers and sisters, can through him live with him and Father one day. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ is his instructions to all mankind on how to be eternally happy and be filled with great joy. If we will but follow his example learn of and commit ourselves to his teachings, we have his promise that he will speak for us to the Father. He wants to forgive us our sins. He loves each and every one of us. I know that the Joseph Smith was true prophet of God. Through him was the the gospel of Jesus Christ restored on this earth and the only true church of Jesus Christ is established in these latter days. Through him by the power of the Holy Ghost was the Book of Mormon translated and brought forth to be a second testament that Jesus is the Christ. We have a living prophet today whom Jesus uses to direct the affairs of his church. President Thomas S Monson, his counselors and the 12 apostles teach us the will of the Father and the Son Jesus Christ, so that we can better deal with our individual trials and the problems that confront us.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by helping others. I daily visit an elderly widow help her with all she needs. I visit another family at least monthly to ensure their needs are met. I served with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 10 years. My job was to work with others and ensure that all the physical needs of the choir were arranged for. I also did similar things for the Orchestra on Temple Square and the Bells on Temple Square. I have served as a financial clerk for my local church and I coordinate efforts among local congregations and the central employment services for the church, to help those looking for employment or wanting to upgrade their current employment. I regularly pay all my neighbors a visit and take care of what ever items I can help with.

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Dennis Guffey
It is similar to the old axiom of which is better to feed a person a fish or teach him to fish so he can feed himself. Our church's helps us to deal with the daily problems we all face. We have the opportunity to help each other with the burdens we all carry. The temple teaches us how we can not only deal with what we face now but teaches how to we can prepare for the eternities that lie ahead. It broadens our perspective from ourselves to include our families and extended families. Our local church prepares us in the fundamentals that helps us be ready for the greater knowledge that one learns in the Temple. Show more Show less