About me

I find my life’s journey a miracle. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons. I am not an American. I live in a former communist Eastern European country where being a Mormon is just slightly less usual and just slightly more acceptable than being gay. I live here all of my life, and I’ve never lived anyplace else.

I was baptized at the age of 29, after being on a rather long and boisterous voyage of learning about myself and the world. My conversion was quick and stunning. I have never encountered missionaries. On a warm, sunny day, I just showed up at church. It seemed as if I was expected. The person who greeted me at the door thought I was a returned missionary.

By the end of the day, two young Elders were assigned to teach me. By the end of the week, we had dramatic, stirring discussions that completely overwhelmed and bewildered us. By end of the month, I had a baptismal date. By the end of the year, I was ordained in the Melchisedek Priesthood and soon thereafter received my temple endowment. Through all that time, I haven’t missed a Sunday service. It continued for couple more years, until I had to give up one Sunday in order to pick up my eternal companion and our first baby at the hospital. Since then, we had two more.

Here are the words that best describe my life’s journey. “You don’t know me; you never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it: I shall never undertake it. I don’t blame any one for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, I would have not believed it myself.” 

If you would like to contact me, I’ll be happy to receive an e-mail. My e-mail address is fg.mormon@gmail.com

Please, don’t judge my writings too harshly. English is not my mother tongue. If you find any error in the text, please, let me know, so that I can correct it. Also, any suggestions for improving my written style are more than welcome. Thank you!

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