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Hi I'm Moe

I grew up in a loving, hard-working family. I'm trying to instill these same qualities in our children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love interacting with children and helping them learn about themselves and how to achieve great potential within themselves. I have worked with children for many years, volunteering in many different programs that have helped them to work hard to achieve goals that will benefit them later in life. It's great for them to be able to see their eyes light up when they understand a concept or when they have achieved one of their goals! I have also worked in various doctor offices for the last ten years and I love interacting with the patients. I love hearing about people and their interestests. I also try to help calm patients who are nervous, scared, tired, or just try to make their day a little happier with a smile and acknowledgement. Our children have been involved with many sports, music and other extracurricular activities. I believe it is important for children to be well-rounded and I feel that exploring other avenues of learning, besides mainstream education, is of great benefit to them, and this helps them with their self esteem as well.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was twelve years old my grandmother died after a long battle with cancer. Her death hit me very hard. I immediately went into a deep depression and did not function very well for many years. I wanted so badly to believe that her death was not the end of her. I grew up in an active LDS home, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or Mormon) and went to church to make my parent's happy. When I left home and began college, I began searching for what I felt I wanted in my life. At first I didn't attend church to see how I felt. There was a definite lack of feeling. I then decided to test for myself to see if I really believed the things that I had been taught and had been around all of my life. I decided that there really was a Supreme Being, and I was more happy around others who believed that too. As I began my own search for my own beliefs, I thought about my grandmother, about the things that I had been taught growing up, and how those teachings made me feel. Was there any truth to these teachings? Was there truth in another church and its teachings? Would I truly be able to see her again one day after this life? I did find that a lot of similar things were taught, such as love within a family, love for a Heavenly Father, hard work, faith, and service for others. There were many differences too; baptisms, the various beliefs of the Trinity (or Godhead), and various religious rites to name a few. Something else that I had to come to terms with, was that I began to see that not all people live as they say they believe-especially on Sundays-whether they are LDS or of another faith. What sets active LDS people apart is the glow and never-changing attributes they continually show others. I KNOW that I have a loving Heavenly Father and elder brother Jesus Christ. They love me, and I am trying my best to do all I can so I can be with them again one day. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I feel that one of the best ways to know a person and what they believe, is by watching how they go about their life on a daily basis. Example speaks volumes. Do they serve others in need? Do they help in the community or in their church? Many of the people that I attend church with help others on a regular basis. They help with the town Food Drives, at school functions, with Eagle Scout projects, and they help with their children's sports functions. They also do not do these things to get recognition; they help others because they sincerely want to help. Our children also learn the truth about what is taught to them by watching others, especially their parents. Our children need to know that church and school are important, that our country is free because it comes at a price that others have paid on our behalf. We need to show our appreciation for those who have fought for us, and to do our part to keep our communities a great place to live in and remain free. Our country was founded on religious freedom. These are important things worth fighting for.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Moe
The temple is considered a "sacred" place, not a "secret" place to all LDS (or Mormons). Only after people who are baptized in the LDS faith, who have gone through an interview with both their Bishop, and their Stake President/Branch President, and have been given a card to show the workers/volunteers in the temple that they have met the various stipulations to enter the temple, may attend the temple, both men and women. Once the person is allowed inside the temple, they make covenants and learn how to become better people. If you are able to go through an LDS temple openhouse, that is what it looks like after the dedication also. The only difference is once the temple has been dedicated, it is considered a very sacred place, and is treated as such. It is treated with much respect, and as a place of quiet, of learning, of contemplation, of work, and of peace. Show more Show less