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Hi I'm John Coons

I'm living in the South West American desert in Mesquite, Nevada. We have lived here for eight years.

About Me

I love to take photos and go fishing. We have eight children and 28 grandchildren. We do Temple work at the St. George Temple. We served a mission to the Nauvoo temple and a CSM coordinator mission for two years. We hope to serve on another mission. I did get a new titanium knee with implants in the tibia and femora. We love to raise roses in the yard.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It rings true to may soul and with that testimony, I believe that Joseph Smith is a true prophet. Jesus is the Christ and only through Him can I return back to my Eternal Family in Heaven. Missionary work and temple work gives me happiness and satisfaction in seeing others and especially my own family have good experiences in this mortal life. We have found the principles of the church productive instruments in raising a family and finding true joy and peace in this life. I just believe in the church and the prophets and strive to do what they say in our daily life. We read the scriptures and try to apply them to what we are doing with the family and friends.

How I live my faith

I teach the gospel doctrine class in the adult sundays school program and once a month teach in the High Priest Quorum. We home teach four families in the ward and enjoy the visiting and service with them. Jane teaches in the Relief Society women's organization and is a visiting teacher. Our main interest is in being temple ordinance workers at the St. George Temple. We travel there many times a week to do this work. We also have some very good friends in St. George.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

John Coons
Only in and through the Savior, Jesus Christ do we even have a chance for Eternal Life. (the life God lives). We show Faith by strong belief and definite actions to help others. We Repent by changing our life for the better and following the example of Jesus Christ. We submit to Baptism as a sign to God that we will enter into the covenant relationship and a child of Christ. We then go forth in Mortality striving to be like and do what Christ would have us do and be. We obtain all the ordinances of the gospel that are possible for us to obtain and live our life in the best way we can until we die. Hoping, of course that it will be found acceptable to the Lord. Show more Show less