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My hobbies are: I collect Baseball & Football cards I have about 1/2 million cards. i enjoy collecting the new Jersy & autograph cards. I'm married with 3 kids and 2 grandchildren who are the loves of my life. I love knowing that the gospel in some way is in thier lives also. My nicknames are The Murr, some co-workers call me Mater, and of course the best one is Murr-Dogg... I work for a big warehouse distribution center and have been in this line of business for 31 yrs.
This is a very easy question to answer because I have read the Book of Mormon and have felt through the power of the Holy Ghost that this is the word of God and another testament of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have been a member all my life and in my early years I was always very active in the church. But when you get older you sometimes question things that you know are true. About 8 years ago my wife and I were sitting at the table for breakfast with my father in-law and he made a comment that there wasn't 5 families on our block that went to church every Sunday. My wife look at me and said you know we would be one of those families that doesn't go to church . So we made a commitent to us and our family, but more importantly to God we would start doing the things he expects us to do. And let me tell you there has been a change in our lives that has brought us so much happiness and joy knowing we will be a family that will be together forever.
Why I share the gospel with friends cause I know that it is Heavenly Father plan for all is children to return to him someday, and we do beleive that we are all Gods children. I try to do my part in Gods plan by helping others know about him and his gospel, and then let them decide for themselves if they want to know more. Our free agency plays a big part in sharing and accepting the gospel of Jesus Christ for it is a gift he has given to us. The ability and the freedom to choose what is right and what is wrong for us. It is so important for all of us to see, and hear, and tell people about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
The greatest blessing that has come through my faith in Jesus is I know now that my family and I are a eternal family through the blessings of the temple that he has restore back on the earth. Faith in Jesus has brought me closer to my family and closer to him through his teaching and his word. Reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon which go hand in hand with each other has brought a greater knowledge and understanding of what my Savior expects from me.
I live my faith everyday doing the little things that make a difference like regular prayer and family prayer, reading the scriptures and pondering what that scipture mean't to me. I have been told by many good people that "If you want to talk to God pray to him, and if you want God to talk to you read the scriptures". One of the things that are church has done in our community is a project call "Paint your Heart Out". Where we go to peoples homes mostly elderly people who can't afford to have their house painted and do it for free. The joy on thier faces after we are done lets you know that you are doing a great service just like Jesus would be doing if he was on the earth today. Making people happy while giving of your time and service will always bless your life, and will bless the lives of people around you.