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I am 43 and in the "going back to school" phase of my life. My favorite sports to watch are The Tour De France and Golf. When I grow up I will most likely be a family counselor and teach golf. I like to watch other sports like football, baseball, basketball but don't seem to make time for watching them.
I certainly wasn't expecting to be a Mormon I can tell you that! I really didn't know anything about them but knew "they have to be weird" and "this is not for me." This is the only church on the planet that I know of that has no paid clergy. After all how much money did the early Apostles receive for preaching the gospel? Further I have gained a witness from the Holy Spirit that the teachings of this church are the real deal. What every other church hopes or wants to be this church has.
I was baptized at the age of 26. . . October 1995. I was far from home living in Los Angeles. The morning of my baptism I told the mother of the family that had introduced me to The Church of Jesus Christ that. . ."I don't want you to get your hopes up. I have been baptized before and nothing is going to change." Her response was "ok" with a cheshire cat's grin. Upon baptism I felt that my ability to discern had immediately gone up. Then upon confirmation. . .or the baptism of fire (the Holy Ghost) or receipt of the Holy Ghost I definitely felt like I was on fire! I felt as though I had just got done working out! My heart was beating quickly and I felt very warm and good. For the next three days I felt wonderful. Then I became concerned that I might get addicted to feeling so great and the feeling left. (boy that was not so bright) Going to church each Sunday gives me that same feeling.
I am thrilled to attend 3 hours of church every Sunday. It takes a little bit of stamina to build up to. . .but it is totally worth it. I visit 2 families that I am assigned to "watch over" every month hoping that I can teach or be of assistance to them spiritually or in any other way.