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Hi I'm Paul White

I am a husband to a beautiful wife and a father to three wonderful daughters. I make airplanes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a beautiful wife and am father to three wonderful daughters. I live in Utah. I am a Native Texan; and, besides Texas and Utah, I have lived in Arizona, Oregon, and Wisconsin. I have visited over half of the U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and several foreign countries (Canada, France, Germany, and Mexico). I can speak English and Spanish (and a little bit of French and Korean). I make airplanes for a living. I enjoy playing basketball and spending time with family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful for the Gospel in my life. I am grateful for the Bible and Book of Mormon, which serve as witnesses of Jesus Christ. I am grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ, which provides a way to me to be resurrected and be forgiven of my sins. I am grateful for the Gospel ordinances that enable His plan to work in my life. I am grateful for temples that enable my family and I to be together for all eternity. Most of all, I am grateful for the peace, comfort, and hope that only the Restored Gospel can bring.

How I live my faith

I pray and read scriptures daily. I attend my ward every Sunday. I enjoy teaching my children and the children in my church class about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I try to be a good representative of Jesus Christ by keeping His commandments and setting a good example.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Paul White
The word "cult" has various definitions and meanings. In one sense, all religions can be considered as "cults" in that they have their respective teachings, rites, and ceremonies. In another sense, the word "cult" has been used against Mormonism, and many other religions (particularly those in the minority), as a label that promotes ridicule, suspicion, and fear. I encourage you to get to know more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You will find that the Church is a Christian faith with all its teachings, beliefs, and practices centered around Jesus Christ. You will find that Mormons are, on the whole, good people who are doing their best to follow Jesus Christ at work, at school, and in every other aspect of their daily lives. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Paul White
Mormon church services are similar in many ways to other Christian church services. We have the usual hymns, prayers, and sacrament (sometimes known as the "Lord's Supper" in other churches). We have Sunday School classes for different age groups, ranging from nursery for young children through Gospel Doctrine for adults. We have classes for men and women that address issues specific for them. A key difference is that we meet on Sundays as a three-hour block with one hour each of sacrament meeting, Sunday School, and Priesthood / Relief Society / Youth classes. We often have visitors in our meetings, and we go out of our way to help visitors feel welcome. All you need to do to attend is to use lds.org to find the nearest congregation to you and then just show up. The church goes out of its way to help all who attend to have a spiritual experience. Show more Show less