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Hi I'm Ronn

I grew up in Santa Clara, California and now live in Jacksonville, Florida. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a retired businessman and have three children, four grandchildren and one great grandson. I married my high school sweetheart and I joined the church in December of 1986.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a very religious family and grew up in a protestant church and was taught to pray and read the scriptures. My parents seemed to always be searching for the right church and knew there was more to learn about the purpose of life. My Uncle was a Mormon and when he visited he would talk to my parents about the LDS church and what he believed and why he believed it. After I left home for college my parents were baptized into the LDS Church. I to found myself searching for answers that my church pastor couldn't answer. After my father died my mother went on a church mission and was assigned to the Washington DC Temple. While visiting her there I took time to go through the visitors center at the temple and learned for the first time learned the basic doctrine and principles of the Church. I felt such a strong feeling that I needed to know more and upon returning home I took time to visit with the missionaries. Questions were answered and for the first time I found the purpose of life and that I existed before coming to this earth, why I was here and where I could go after this life was finished. I found that there is a prophet on the earth today along with twelve apostles and that Jesus Christ still leads His church through His prophets. My learning continues every day. I know, more than I know anything else, that God our Eternal Heavenly Father lives and that His Son Jesus Christ lives and that His Church has been restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

Each day my wife and I work at keeping the commandments of the Lord, to be of help to others and keep our covenants that we made when baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as well as those covenants we made together in the Temple. We sometimes fall short, but we know that if we honestly repent and strive to do better, our Savior, through and because of the Atonement, will forgive us and help us reach our eternal goal together.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Ronn
I think we all know that in civil or most church marriages the promise made is to stay with each other "until death do us part." Since LDS doctrine teaches that there is a life after earthly death, we feel that it wouldn't be heaven if we were separated from our husband or wife or our children and family whom we love and with whom we shared so much in this life. The doctrine of Eternal Marriage was given by revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith and it is one of the greatest blessings our Heavenly Father has made available to His children. We believe that a husband and wife can go to the Temple and be "sealed" together, for "time and all eternity." What a great blessing to know that my wife and I, after finishing the challenges we've gone through together in this life, will be able to spend all eternity together, as husband and wife, along with our family. There we will continue our growth together and will become even closer. This doctrine fosters a greater respect for our spouse and puts all we do together in an eternal perspective that is much deeper than the "until death do us part" kind of marriage or relationship. Show more Show less