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I am a “Mormon”. I was born and raised in Grantville Georgia. For the first half of my life, I had no real religious beliefs. Though I didn’t know it at the time, my father was an inactive Baptist, who does believe in God. Around the time that I was 8 years old, I started to notice that my grandmother, a faithful Roman Catholic, was taking my older brother to church every Sunday. I knew what church was, but never really went. I later found out that my brother was baptized and made a Catholic. When my brother and grandmother came home from church, I would notice that my brother, who is six years older than me by the way, would sometimes have candy with him that his Sunday school teacher gave out. Me, being a child, was jealous and wanted to go to what ever event it was that had him come home with candy. I eventually begged my mother to let us start going, and eventually me and my mother were baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. My dad never joined. I was a Catholic until I was 16 years old. There were a few times that I enjoyed myself at the Catholic Church, but I never hated it. Church from the Catholic view bored me, and I wasn’t faithful. Like most boys my age I enjoyed television, videogames and porn, though only my friends knew that part. I went to church most Sundays and dreaded the fact. I was not very popular in school, until my freshman year of high school, when I made many friends. I became more open to talking to anyone, and wasn’t shy to speak to pretty much anyone. That remains true to this day. One day in January, after the Christmas break, I was in my second period band class, when I noticed a new girl walk in. She was very pretty, and something about her got my attention more than any previous girl ever had before. I became infatuated to know more about this girl, but unfortunately my shyness came over me again. I was reluctant to know that one of my friends who were not shy in the least bit had become friends with her. Through him, I began to gain more knowledge about this girl. I eventually found out that she was a “Mormon;” a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In the past, I had heard very little about “Mormons” and that title sounded a little skeptical to me. I told myself “what the heck” and got up the courage to talk to her.

            After about half a year of dating this girl, her parents invited me over to have dinner. Little did I know that this was a trick to get me to talk to the Missionaries! Once I found out that they wanted me to take the lessons with the missionaries, I did not tell my parents, for I was sure they would disagree. Well, at least my mother would. I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on May 30th, 2004. I had many conflicts with my mother about this “issue.” She tried to show me television shows that were about Mormons, and I watched them. She was surprised to know that the allegations made about the church were proven false in the programs. Through the use of the miraculous Internet, I found many “anti-Mormon” articles, videos, and websites that sought to “prove Mormons wrong” or “Save you from the evil Mormons.” My best friends’ stepfather, both whom are not LDS (Latter-Day Saints), even once told me that he heard that devout Utah Mormons believe that you could become a God if you are good enough. Now, when I heard this I did not believe him. I thought he was either lying or someone else was. Ironically, the next Sunday, I learned that he was right. We do believe that you can become a God if you live righteously (I’ll get into that later).

            Since that time, I have attained the Aaronic Priesthood and have chosen to eventually serve a full-time mission. What my purpose here is to explain Mormon beliefs to those who view them to be outrageous and/or blasphemous, and to let people know that “Mormons” aren’t evil, non-Christian, or polygamists. Now, before I go on, I want you to know that even though I have left the Catholic Church, I still love the religion and think very highly of those who are faithful in it’s teachings. It is a very good religion, and so are all religions. I do not mean to bash any religion in any way.  

 

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One of my graduation pictures.

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Me an my girlfriend, Sandra. We are still together to this day.

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