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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Utah, raised in California and now live in Utah. I am in

About Me

I'm a father and grandfather. My family is very important to me, I love them very much! My wife is a great women. We met online when it wasn't popular. I met her face to face after I made a trip to Germany for a business trip. She met me at the airport on my way back to the US. I love speaking German even though I don't get very many opportunities to do so. I have been blessed to keep my language. I am a Real Estate Agent and before that I was a Custom Home Designer for 36 years in Arizona. I love looking at building and imagining how they could be made better. I love reading stories of faith and courage such as the Saints at War series. They are very inspiring. I enjoy camping and spending time with my family, both kids and grandkids.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because first I was born into the church, but more importantly, I have my own testimony! When I was 12, I was reading the Book of Mormon when I was prompted to ask if it is true or not. I countered with "I haven't finished reading it yet." The Holy Ghost withdrew for only a moment, then returned and said it again "Ask if the Book of Mormon is true." I said again "I am not finished yet." Mind you I had only read 3 verses of 1 Nephi chapter 1 so far. He withdrew again, but came back after I had only read 1/2 verse more. This time, he said in no uncertain terms "ASK RIGHT NOW IF THE BOOK OF MORMON IS TRUE!" Ok, I get the urgency now and stopped reading. I began my prayer, but was not sincere. I prayed again, then again, this time with sincerity. "Is the Book of Mormon true?" I asked. The spirit flooded my soul with light and warmth! I sat back on my heals and said "You know the Book of Mormon is true!" I have never doubted it since then. I saved me from a family habit of going inactive at 13. I love the Lord! He knew I needed that experience to hang in there! I have had many witnesses since then that only strengthened my testimony. The Gospel is TRUE and Joseph Smith truly saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in the grove!

How I live my faith

I love my callings in the church. For 3 years I was the Ward Mission Leader, 2 years in one ward and then a year in the next ward. I loved this calling very much, now I am working in the Payson Temple. This is an amazing blessing! I have learned so much already. I love working with my wife at the temple. I love speaking German whenever I get the chance. I believe I have been blessed to keep my language for a reason and want very much to be able to serve another mission, hopefully where I can speak German again. I love reading the scriptures daily along with my prayers. I know that the Lord answers my prayers and teaches me daily how to make things better!

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Jesus Christ visited the Americas after His resurrection. An account of this is given in the Book of Mormon. There are many legends from native tribes that describe such a visitor that appeared to their ancestors. Show more Show less