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Hi I'm Marc

I'm a convert, a former college baseball player, a Dodgers and Lakers fanatic, a high school religion teacher, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I joined my senior year of high school in Southern California. Grew up as the oldest in a family of five. I love sports, and played football in high school and also baseball in college. I love to cook and love to eat! I am a college student majoring in humanities, and about to finish in April. I cannot wait! I married the girl from two blocks down the street in August 2012 and we are enjoying our time together as husband and wife. I love watching sports, especially the Lakers, the Dodgers, and college football. I couldn't ask for a better life, and feel so thankful for the blessings I have found in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

A friend and her family introduced me to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ my junior year of high school. They invited me to church and church activities and allowed me to be a part of their family activities like prayer and family nights. Their commitment to their beliefs, and their happiness was deeply impressed upon my mind. About a year later, during my senior year I torn my knee and then lost a scholarship to play football as a quarterback in college. I was lost and sad and hopeless. My mind reverted back to the happiness that my friend's family had. I asked myself ,"what did they have that I didn't?" The thought had come to me that perhaps it was the church. I realized that I too needed to pray as they had told me Joseph Smith had done and ask God if the message they had told me of was true. I am a Mormon because God answered that prayer! I had never felt anything so reassuring, powerful, loving, warm, and true ever before. I knew with perfect clarity that the church and gospel were true. I knew it then and I continue to feel that way more and more strongly daily.

How I live my faith

My wife and I strive to keep the commandments of God, including getting married forever in the temple, which we did August 2012. I fall short regularly, so I rely heavily on the forgiveness promised by the Savior Jesus Christ. I served a two year volunteer mission for the Lord to Raleigh, North Carolina and loved my time there. Those two years was one of the greatest and most influential experiences of my life. To keep me strong in the faith, I try to be perfect at a few basics, praying daily at least morning and night, reading daily from the Book of Mormon, attending church every Sunday, worshipping in the temple regularly, and performing my duties in the church, such as visiting other members and teaching them about the gospel. I pray to do one good deed daily and keep my eyes and my heart open for opportunities to serve my brothers and sisters, and in turn, the Lord.

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

Marc
They'll talk about having faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. They'll teach what you can do to have peace in this life and happiness in the life to come. They'll help you learn about how your family can be together forever. So, be nice to them! They really aren't bad! They are real people and all they want is to share the love that Christ has for everyone! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Marc
I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was born of Mary in Bethlehem. He was the Only Perfect Person to ever live. He was baptized by John. He healed the sick and raised the dead. He went about doing good. He did only those things that pleased our Father. He taught His gospel and called His Apostles. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane for all of our sins, temptations, sadness, sickness, heartache, for everything that is evil in the world. He bled and suffered for all who would ever live upon the Earth. More than anything else, He rose from the grave three days after His death. I know He lives now and is perfect and loving beyond all words. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Marc
There are no words that I know that can possibly describe the joy and peace the gospel of Jesus Christ have brought me. It is unlike anything I have ever felt. Show more Show less