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Hi I'm Philip

I live in Montana and work around the world installing Internet Security equipment. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Dad. I have one daughter, I'm remarried and we have two sons. My wife is a Cub Scout leader. I'm in to personal history and publish books about my family.

Why I am a Mormon

It gives me great satisfaction to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and my testimony that he lived and taught among the ancient Americas.

How I live my faith

We serve in Church callings every week. My wife teaches and helps leaders in the primary. I am a secretary in my Priesthood Quorum. Once each month we attend church with my mom in Idaho.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Philip
God would have us and our families be happy. For some this means they may at some point need help fulfilling basic needs, without which they might be miserable. Unlike government welfare which is often a handout, Church welfare is a hand up. The scriptures teach us the joy of work and it's necessity for our spiritual well being. The Church helps individuals learn how to be self sufficient and provide the basic needs for families and persons to be happy. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Philip
Not on purpose. A primary song taught to many Mormon kids at a very young age teaches "Jesus said love everyone." But like probably most people I myself have insecurities. It is hard to get to know someone who does not have the same beliefs as you, so I am often most comfortable helping people I know from church. That is one of the benefits of going to church is you break the ice and build those relationships that makes it easier to help each other. But we try to help everyone even when it is scary or hard. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Philip
Why would it be any different from before? God is the same today, yesterday and forever. Adam didn't have a bible. The people in Moses's day didn't have the book of Isaiah, and Isaiah didn't have the books of John. God continues to speak his word and he does it through the Prophets. The dark ages didn't have this because the Priesthood became lost. What glorious Good News that Jesus has restored his living word today. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Philip
For some reason people find it necessary to place boundaries between beliefs of other people and give each category a distinguishing name. Others have come to call members of the restored Church of Jesus Christ by the name "Mormons." Thus they refer to our doctrine as Mormonism. We believe in the Gospel of the risen Lord, Jesus Christ, the son in the flesh, of Mary and the Most High God, born in Bethlehem at the meridian of time. We believe that he lived in Jerusalem, suffered in Gethsemene, died on the cross, and rose from a tomb after three days. We also believe that he visited the descendants of faithful Israelites who lived in the western world at that time. He established his church here and they wrote the commandments and their testimonies in a book we believe to be scripture and companion to the bible. Mormon was one of the ancient writers in that book, which bears his name. We believe that among confusion regarding truth and God's will, Jesus Christ visited America in the 19th century to again establish his church. We believe these things are made known to each individual member by the power of the Holy Ghost, and that is how I know it be true. Show more Show less