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Hi I'm Mark Engbretsen

I have been to many places and have done many things. Nothing has brought me more peace in my life that being a Mormon.

About Me

I work in the telecommunications industry. I ride a Harley-Davidson. I work very closely with the full time Missionaries.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this is the right Church for me. It gives me hope, teaches me about faith, and brings me joy. I learn something new every day about God and Christ.

How I live my faith

I am a convert and love being in this church. I am a ward mission leader. I help the full time missionaries. I try to be a good example of how the Lord would be. I love sharing the gospel and do so freely.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Mark Engbretsen
Baptism is the first required ordinance on our trip to eternal life with our Heavenly Father. But it is not the first step. The first step is knowing and believing what you need to do. Then doing it. Being baptized by someone who has the authority is very important. This authority comes from God in the form of the priesthood. Through the ordinance of baptism, we make a promise, called a covenant, with God. We promise to accept Christ, to become His followers, and to keep His commandments to the end of our lives. In return, our Heavenly Father promises to forgive our sins and let us return to live with Him, provided we keep our covenants. To obey his fathers commandment even Christ was baptized. He walked over 100 miles to find a man with the proper authority to baptize him. That man was John the Baptist. Show more Show less