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Hi I'm Don Remy

I'm honored to call myself a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the church to some wonderful parents that taught me about the gospel, but just like all children I had to find my testimony on my own. My "conversion" or when I gained my own testimony happened, as it does for many, during a time of trials and testing. I found myself seeking the Lord more intently in prayer, and the earnestness of my prayers led to me coming to know the Gospel is true, the Lord Lives and Jesus is the Christ. I know this in my heart and feel it very intently.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know, through prayer and scripture study, that the LDS Church contains the fullness of Jesus' Gospel. I know it is true and invite you to discover it for yourself as well.

How I live my faith

I'm not a perfect person. Constantly trying to eradicate behaviors from my life that appeal to the base nature of man, but I can say that everyday I try to live better than the day before. This life is a progression in trying to overcome our own weaknesses while at the same time helping others do the same. We each bless one another by just taking the time to care.

What is the Church's position on abortion?

Don Remy
Unfortunately we see more and more of the young women of the world live a "partying" lifestyle. Giving in to the most base desires of the body. Then when their choices result in the creation of a life they want freedom from responsibility of their earlier decisions. They had already made their choice, but now want to be free from the consequences that stem from their earlier behavior. When we make a mistake the best thing we can do is "Stand up and be counted". We should not seek to exempt ourselves from the consequences of our mistakes, but repent and seek to take responsibility for our decisions. Why should a young child pay the price for their mother's actions? Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Don Remy
When we live the teachings of Christ our faith in the Savior and His teachings will continually grow. The more we are able to suppress the base natures of our bodies opens the door for our Spirits to grow in strength and understanding. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Don Remy
No we do not worship Joseph Smith. He is a Prophet of God and a man to be admired, but Jesus Christ is the Savior and the means by which we return to live with Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Don Remy
The Bible, just like the Book of Mormon, is the word of God. With every testimony and revelation we learn more about the Lord's dealing with the Saints. To disregard the Bible would be a huge mistake since there are so many truths and testimonies of God in that great work. Some of my favorite passages come from the New Testament. The Bible and Book of Mormon work together in Unison to teach and educate us about why we are on this Earth and what our purpose is. Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Don Remy
The growth of the Church is linked to everyone's personal testimonies. You cannot force truth on someone, but you can discover it for yourself and live your life accordingly. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Don Remy
While on my mission I was serving in Canada, and at one point needed to go to the hospital. While I was being examined the doctor inquired as to what brought me to the area, and I told how I was serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He then posed the question "What is the difference between the Mormons and the Amish". I had just come for Southern Michigan where there are several Amish communities, and was used to see them drive their carriages around the country. Figuring he was trying to tell a joke I piped up with my straight man response "I don't know what?". Only then did I realize that he was being honest in his query. Mormons are just like everyone else, other than we try to behave in manners that bring us closer to God. This includes not smoking, drinking alcohol, or coffee. We honor the Sabbath, and keep the Lord daily in our lives. Mormons are doctors, lawyers, teachers, CEOs, and about any other job you might come across. Much of what we do is focused on suppressing our base desires, and putting the Lord first. This helps us find joy in Heavenly Father's plan of happiness, and proves our Faith in the Lord that we trust what He has in store for us. Just as Families are essential to the Plan of Happiness so we make our family central to what we do here on earth. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Don Remy
We can see from Jesus' example that baptism is essential "Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness." (Matthew 3:13-17). Many have died without ever having the chance to be baptized. This ordinance must be done in the flesh. So we perform proxy baptisms so those who would have accepted the teachings of Christ in this life can still do so and accept the ordinance work that was done in their behalf. Some seem to believe that everyone a proxy baptism is done for becomes a member of the church. That is not so. Proxy baptisms open a gateway for those that never had the chance to do it for themselves while on the Earth. That person is then left to accept or reject the teachings of Christ for themselves. Personal choice is key to the gospel. The Savior never forces anyone. We must choose of our own free will to follow Him. I testify that choosing to follow the Savior brings more joy into our lives than we would ever know without His gifts and sacrifice. The Savior's pure love for us is without end, and He gives us every opportunity to choose to follow Him. The choice, in the end, is always our own. Show more Show less