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Hi I'm Mark

California raised, general and HVAC contractor, blissfully married and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a large family with many challenges. I obtained a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked most of my life as a general contractor. I am divorced and joyfully, blissfully remarried to a wonderful faithful woman. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been central to my life and has brought me through many very difficult and painful years. I am now experiencing joy and happiness that I feel could have only been attained and appreciated by holding on to my faith in Jesus Christ and promises from him.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Christ touches any person that will strive to follow his teachings. I am a Mormon because this is His Church with his authority in its fullness. I have learned that the only way to truly know this is true is to choose to seek, ask and to follow the teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His Spirit will guide you and you will come to know your Savior, to know of His beautiful love for you and to experience joy and happiness that could not even be imagined. Marriage and family are such precious and beautiful gifts to reverence and cherish. I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I know the He lives and that He loves me. That is why I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

My faith is the central part of my life. I have learned that no matter what struggles you are asked to deal with, holding on to your faith in Christ while striving, even though so imperfectly at times, to follow him will bring you great joy, peace and growth. My Savior has been a constant companion through many difficult years and now both my wife and I rejoice in the joy and happiness that this commitment that we both have had in our lives has now brought us. We are now serving in a Young Single Adult ward with college age students and are delighted to be touched by their incredible faith while also using our experience and trust in the Lord to strengthen them.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Mark
I am so grateful that I had this commandment growing up. While I love the smell of coffee, I am grateful that I am not addicted to its use. Going through college at 37 years old, the younger kids I was going to school with had no where near the stamina nor attention that I had because they were dependent on coffee to get them through the day. They would have a short jolt that would require the constant addition of more coffee and they were shocked that I was no where near as tired as they were even though I was married, running and business and taking sometimes even double the number of units that they were. I know from those who are addicted to these substances that they wish it was not that way. However, the most important result of this is the greater spiritual connection with the Lord. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Mark
Of course, its more than just a bit humorous that there are those who will claim that we are not. We have family members who are not of our faith and who were very wary of us - until they got to know us. While we both learned a lot about each other's faith and lifestyle, they were definitely surprised, pleasantly surprised that they could see and feel the influence of the God that they believe in in our lives. They still may not agree with our faith, but they now have no doubt that we are Christian in every sense of the word and they readily acknowledge that they feel the Spirit of the Lord in our lives and homes. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Mark
Keep the commandments. It's that simple. Do you want to know if something is true, follow it and you will know if it is true or not. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Mark
The Law of Chastity is one of the most beautiful commandments we have been given. To hold physical intimacy between a husband and a wife as sacred and reserved only for marriage is so beautiful and binding. When I was young and first married, I had reverence for this law. As I have gotten older and when I was married the second time, I literally wept at the beauty and sacredness of the Law of Chastity. It is so sweet and sacred to share this beautiful intimacy with only my wife. It draws us closer together and closer to the Lord in an indescribable spirit of unity and love. I am so saddened that so many have rejected this commandment and can never experience the sweetness, joy, peace and love that this brings to a marriage. Show more Show less