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Hi I'm Gerry Murdock

I am a Mormon and happy for that decision I made long ago. I joined the Church in 1978.

About Me

I am a small business owner in the state of California, where I have lived most of my life. My wife and I have been married since 1971. We have three married children, eleven grandchildren and still counting. I love spending time with my family! I enjoy & live in the Sierra Foothills, I love camping, hiking, fishing, watching movies, riding my Harley Trike, and cooking. The larger the group for cooking the better.

Why I am a Mormon

During my early years I was a member of the Lutheran Church. When I was age twenty three I married my sweetheart and her Father said to me one day "When you have children you should look into the Mormon Church, because they have great family values." I said " ok" then prompltly went about my business. About 6+ years latter.. I read an article about some church members, and I liked what I heard. Then I saw these members on a talk show, on TV and I liked what I heard from them. My wife had a Mormon friend at work, so I asked her to tell her friend that we wanted to come to church and check it out. The following Sunday we went to her Ward (congregation). They had a basic class for investigators to hear and ask questions. The instructor offered me a book by: Legrand Richards called " A Marvelous Work & a Wonder". I took the book and read it from cover to cover. There were many answers in it to many of my prayers long ago. At the end of the Service we were walk back to our car to go home and a couple of Missionaries asked if we would like to know more We responded yes. The very next week we got together wit the Missionaries and had a very simple discussion. They challenged us to read some scriptures etc. and be prepared to receive an answer if we were to pray about the information, (to see if it was true) I did so and a very wonderful feeling come to me that it was. At our next meeting I told them that I wanted to get baptized. We set a schedule for more discussions to make sure I understood what commitments I would be making, and agreed to them. The rest is history. I believe it was the most important decision I have ever made. my life has been and is greatly blessed. I have never been sorry for my decision, but only grateful for a loving Heavenly Father with a Plan for Eternal Happiness, for all of His children. Because I was already married I have not served a mission for the church yet, but I look forward to a day in the not to longer future to do so.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church I have made covenants to keep the Lord's commandments by following His example of love, kindness and service and continually striving to obey the laws and ordinances of the gospel. Although I make mistakes and commit sin, I know I am ultimately saved by the grace of Jesus Christ through His infinite atonement. At this time I am in high priest group in my ward (i.e. local congregation). I also serve as a home teacher to some wonderful families in my ward. I visit them at least once a month and give a brief message of encouragement and inspiration. I try to help them as often as I can with other things that come up in their lives. I have always enjoyed serving in the Church and have held many callings over the years. I have found that giving of my time for the benefit of others helps me to feel the Lord's Spirit and remain committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. My current calling is Regional Director/Administrator of Finance & Programs for our Regional Young Woman's Camp. This camp is currently used by 9 Stakes (A Stake is made up of smaller congregations called Wards or Branches, a Stake usually has about 3000-5,000 congregational members in a Stake). I also serve as a Head Cook in our Stake. We usually cook for around 200+ people, for about 6 days. I love working with a great bunch of like minded people, who also love what they do.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Gerry Murdock
Official Church Answer In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” many Mormon beliefs about families are outlined. One of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ core beliefs is that family relationships can last forever—not just for this life. Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows. But death does not need to be the end of our relationships with cherished loved ones. The Lord revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith that the “same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there [in eternity], only it will be coupled with eternal glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:2). Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. Jesus gave to Peter the power to have things sealed on earth and sealed in heaven (Matthew 16:19). This same sealing power was restored to Joseph Smith. Mormon’s believe that they can be “sealed” or bound together through His power enabling them to live together in eternity. Show more Show less