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Hi I'm Boyd

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Colorado. I lived there until I was 9 and moved to Utah

About Me

I went into the USAF when I was 18 and retired after 22 years. While in the AF I earned my Bachelors degree in Electronics and my Masters in Counseling Psychology. After retiring I went to work as a Electronic Engineer and soon went into business as a Electrical Contractor. Eventually I was able to work in counseling and became a Licensed Professional Counselor and later a School Psychologist. I have cooked since I was 15 and ended up becoming a BBQ restaurant owner.

Why I am a Mormon

I have learned through life experiences that the Lord, Our Savior Jesus Christ loves me. It is because that I have learned this fact, I have wanted to show my love in return. I have read The Book of Mormon and I know that it is another testament of Him. I have received a special witness that The Book of Mormon is true by His Holy Spirit. To deny this would be a lie.

How I live my faith

I am now 74 and have lived a wonderful life. I am not retired as I still work as a psychomatrician (one who administers psychological tests). I serve as the Branch President ( lay minister) of The Sand Hill Branch, in Sand Hill Mississippi, 35 miles from where we live. I research family names for my family genealogy. I try to balance my life by reading the scriptures daily and remembering the Lord in daily personal and family prayer.

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Boyd
I have been asked many questions over the years but probably the most often question asked is, if I am a Christian. To this I reply, that I believe in Jesus Christ and try to live as he has asked us to live. To this end I believe that I am a true follower of him and I believe that this makes me a Christian. I do not believe in what most religions believe in. I believe that there three distinct personages in the Godhood. That is God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. They are not uncomprehendible. Our Savior Jesus Christ came to earth as the Son of God. He prayed to God His Father and not unto himself. I believe that this was made manifest in Joseph Smith's first vision where he saw God our Father and Jesus Christ. This was the beginning of the restoration of Christ's church. Joseph asked, which of all the churches was Christs' and he was told that non of them were His. Joseph was later was visited by the angel Moroni and eventually received the Book of Mormon to translate. The events that followed, John the Baptist giving Joseph the priesthood to baptize and Peter James and John, Christ's Apostles, came and gave Joseph the authority to organize Christ's church again. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Boyd
I was baptized when I was 8 years old and felt that the church was true. My mother would have us read the scriptures together and we would have family and personal prayer. It was not until I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true that I came to know that in was the word of God. This event was so powerful that I can not deny it. There is a promise in Moroni 10:4 of the Book of Mormon, that if you ask of God if the writings in the Book of Mormon are true, you will receive an answer from the Holy Ghost that they are true. That is exactly what I did and I received a powerful answer. The logic then follows that if the Book of Mormon is true than Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and the Lord's Church was restored to the earth. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Boyd
We do indeed believe that the Bible is the Word of God. God has spoken to prophets since his creation of Adam and Eve. They have written his word and it has become the Bible. The problem with most Christian churches is that they want to limit the writings to just the Bible. When in fact we only have a few of the writings of those prophets in the Bible. There are many named scriptures in The Kings James version that are not included in it. Those scholars who chose the writings to be included in that version did not have all of those writings available to them, or if they did they could not prove their authenticity, so they were not included. The Book of Mormon is writings of prophets just like the Bible. It is not a history book as some would like to suggest. There are stories of people and how they were led by God, the same as stories in the Bible. Show more Show less