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Hi I'm Eddie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a construction worker who wants to change jobs, so I'll be going back to school Aug. 2010 (I've waited too long for this). I've always been interested in a career in a/c & refrigeration mechanics. I'm currently a Cubmaster for my ward. I have a wonderful family (wife & 1 child) whom I love very much. These are just a few of the many things that make life worth living.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a mother who is a Mormon, and a father who was Catholic. They got divorced when I was 3yrs. A few years later my mother married a member of the Church who to this day I still recognize him as my father. I believe that because they are of the same faith I was very active in church up until my adolescent years where I began to follow a different path. I was an inactive Christian for about 10 years. Then came the turning point of my life. My wife was pregnant with my son, his life added to mine created a new change in my heart. I didn't turn my life around in a "cold turkey" sort of way. I just knew from the beginning of his life that I wanted to be a good father. I didn't & still don't want to see him live the type of life that I've lived. I made a promise to my mother that I would take him to church, I just couldn't promise her when. One reason for that promise was so she would stop worrying about it, and the other reason was because I wanted it also. I wanted to make changes in my life before I started going back. I thought that if I went to church and wasn't living the commandments that I would be a hypocrite. I was wrong, and because of that thought it took me longer than it should have (what I now believe to be a hypocrite is someone who preaches his/her beliefs and leads others to think that he/she lives by those beliefs and yet doesn't even try to. If you so much as try to live up to your beliefs and fail, because of weakness, even after giving your best efforts you are not a hypocrite). Over the years I often talked more about God with friends and family. These discussions became more and more frequent and the desire to pour out my heart to God in repentance became stronger and stronger. In March of 2007 when my son was 5 yrs. I finally did it, I went before the Lord with a "broken heart and contrite spirit" and repented. As I looked back at my efforts over the years I realized that I needed only one ingredient to make the changes more effectively and quickly. It was and still is sincere prayer. I don't know what would've happened if my parents stayed together and I never went to church (my father didn't want my mom to take us to her church and he wouldn't take us to his either). I like to believe that I would still end up a Latter-Day Saint, because just as sure as I need air to breathe, I know that the Book of Mormon is God's word as well as the Bible, and I know that Jesus is the Christ, and that He has established His Church upon the earth through His Prophet Joseph Smith, I know these things because of sincere prayer, and I pray that all may know these truths by the power of the Holy Ghost and having faith in Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.

How I live my faith

As a family we go to church as often as our lives will permit. I serve my church as a Cubmaster for the 8 to 10 year olds. Me and my family love to help others, so we try to be involved with everything the church does.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

We can increase our faith in Jesus Christ through prayer, reading and studying scriptures, and by observing and keeping the Commandments of God. There happens to be a great talk that was recently given that elaborates this subject very well. Just copy and paste this link http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=3966b73f64838210VgnVCM100000176f620a____&vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD and you can read it or go to lds.org click on "gospel library", then on "magazines", and then on "Ensign May 2010". The name of the article is "The Blessing of Scripture" by D.Todd Christofferson Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Here are the basics... THE ARTICLES OF FAITH OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS History of the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 535—541 1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. 2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression. 3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. 4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. 5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. 6 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth. 7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth. 8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. 9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. 10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. 11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. 12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. 13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. Show more Show less