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Hi I'm Billy Durden

I am retired from The United States Coast Guard. I am a Mormon. I go to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I am retired from the USCG. I attend church every Sunday. I love to meet with my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the Only True Church on earth.

How I live my faith

The Holy Spirit helps me with all of my daily living activities. I am new to the Social Media scene.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Billy Durden
Joseph Smith Jr. was born in 1805 in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, to Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith. He had 10 brothers and sisters. His parents taught him to pray, read the Bible, and to have faith in God. At age 14, as an answer to fervent prayer, Joseph saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in his First Vision. At age 17, Joseph began to receive heavenly messengers who prepared him for his role in the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. He was a prophet, just like Moses, Isaiah and others in biblical times. He was strengthened by God to fulfill His mission much as was Jeremiah who said, “Ah Lord God! Behold I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak” (Jeremiah 1:6-7). Show more Show less