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Hi I'm Jeremy

I am from the Seattle area. I have lived in a few places in Asia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I served an LDS mission in the Philippines. I recently returned to the US from China. I was there teaching English and learned Mandarin and Korean. I love foreign cultures and languages. I am currently working to develop better language immersion programs for children.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and always felt it was true. But when I was 15 there were so many changes in my life. My parents had divorced and my mom had remarried. I didn't deal with these changes very well. I started to doubt the gospel. So I started reading the scriptures daily and asking God if it was true. There wasn't an exact moment when I knew it was true but during that time a calm reassurance slowly swept over me. After that time I just knew it was true and I couldn't deny it anymore.

How I live my faith

I strive to follow Christ's example and do what He would do in my place.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

I think many people are confused about the meaning of cult. So it is used to make some religions sound bad. A cult is a small group of believers that have a charismatic leader. Often it that group has extreme beliefs or beliefs that are different than the people around them. When Christ, it could be said that Christianity was a cult. In the time that Muhammad lived, Islam was a cult. So really cult is just the baby stage of any religion. So yes, Mormonism at one time was also a cult. But now it has more than 13 million members world wide. People that for whatever reason don't like us use the word cult because of the bad connotation it carries. But actually Mormonism is not so weird. I invite you to learn more about it and see how normal it really is. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. Actually the term "Mormon" is just a nickname. Mormon was a prophet of old who compiled the Book of Mormon which like the Bible is a compilation of writings from ancient prophets. Jesus is the Christ. He is God's Son and the Savior of Mankind. He suffered for our sins so that if we repent we can become whole and clean again. He is of whom I seek to know better because by knowing Him better, I can know how to better live my life. Show more Show less