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Hi I'm Ray

Im a mormon missionary. Valiant in the course of truth!!!

About Me

I was born in Harare and Im the second from last born in my family of 7.I love going around touring places especially holiday resorts.Im more of a tourist.I love spending my precious time studying and pondering the scriptures even though sometimes I fail but I always try hard to be my best self and do things that matter most in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had experiences in different faiths and through that I have learnt that there is not a religion which brings greater happiness and a greater sense of belonging and a hope of a brighter future in this life even in the life to come than being a Mormon

How I live my faith

I have received greater blessings in my community by living according to Gospel standards.Living according to standards in the For The Strength Of Youth has made me a better person and has made me to preserve my best self for good.As a Saint I always try not to leave a bad trail and that has made strenghten my personal devotion.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Ray
Along with evidence of His marvelous creations all around you, Heavenly Father has given you many ways to know for yourself that He lives. You can: Talk to Him through prayer and ask Him for reassurance and love. Read the testimonies of special witnesses called apostles and prophets. They have had sacred experiences with God and have recorded these experiences in sacred books called scriptures. Keep His commandments, which bring you closer to God and help you know that He lives. Your belief in God will grow as you: Pray to Heavenly Father (James 1:5). Study the scriptures (2 Timothy 3:14-17). Obey God’s commandments (John 14:21-23). As you act on your desire to believe, God will strengthen your belief in Him until it becomes sure knowledge (Book of Mormon, Alma 32:27-35). We can only come to know of Our Heavenly Father through prayer and scripture study Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Ray
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-Joseph Smith was a Prophet who was fordained as a prophet of restoration before the foundation of the Earth.Through him the church which was established by Jesus Christ was restored here on earth Show more Show less

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

Ray
The purpose of Church welfare is to promote self-reliance and to care for and serve the poor and needy. For assistance, recipients are encouraged to work (when able) so that they are blessed and can bless the lives of others. Work is a guiding principle in the Church's welfare program. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Ray
Missionaries share a message about Jesus Christ and His Atonement for all people. They teach about our Heavenly Father’s great plan of salvation, which allows all people the opportunity to return to Him. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Ray
We believe that death is not the end. Death is really a beginning—another step forward in Heavenly Father’s plan for His children. Someday, like everyone else, your physical body will die. But your spirit does not die, it goes to the spirit world, where you will continue to learn and progress and may be with loved ones who have passed on. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Ray
A baptism has to be recorded on earth as well as in heaven.The authority of the priesthood gives one who hold it the power to act in behalf of God so that whatever covenant that is made on earth is as well as made in heaven Show more Show less

What are Mormon temples used for?

Ray
Temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred structures on the earth. Anciently, the Lord directed Solomon to build a temple (1 Chronicles 28:1-6). This temple was a place where God could dwell, was a place of prayer, was a place of sacrifice and was a place where the principle and covenant of sacrifice was fundamental to worship. At the time of the Restoration, the Lord commanded Joseph Smith to once again build temples on the earth. Like ancient temples, today’s temples are also sacred places where God may dwell; they are places of prayer and, although we no longer offer animal sacrifices because that was done away with when Jesus Christ became the Eternal Sacrifice for our sins, the principle and covenant of sacrifice is fundamental to our temple worship. In temples, Church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God. In the temple, members: Learn eternal truths. Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents (Malachi 4:5-6). Provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:29); 1 Pet Show more Show less

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

Ray
It is impossible to put into words the full meaning of the Atonement, which is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. This is the good news for all people! We can’t fully understand how Jesus suffered for our sins. But we know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that He bled from every pore (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17). Later, as He hung upon the cross, Jesus again felt the weight of our sins even as He willingly suffered painful death by one of the most cruel methods ever known. Jesus the Christ, page 462 states, “It seems, that in addition to the fearful suffering incident to crucifixion, the agony of Gethsemane had recurred, intensified beyond human power to endure. In that bitterest hour the dying Christ was alone, alone in most terrible reality.” The Savior tells us: “For behold, I... have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer... even as I.” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17) Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Ray
Relief Society is a group of Church women who are there to help us when relief is needed Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Ray
The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints does not endorse political parties and is not whatsoever involved in politics. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Ray
The priesthood from the beginning is only held by a man as the Lord created a man as a head of the house so should he hold the presiding keys Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Ray
Being a Mormon is like being in a foreign land while you know of the precious minerals hid underground in that area that the land owners does not even know of. Show more Show less