“But our kings and our leaders were mighty men in the faith of the Lord”
Just like the Nephites chose mighty, faith-filled men to lead them in thousands of years ago, the Republican Party chose Mitt Romney to represent them in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Race.
As just about everyone knows, Mitt Romney is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon). What many people don’t know is Mitt’s example of faith, service and love.
*Though some think Mitt exemplifies Mormon-Christian values, the LDS Church does not endorse any political candidate. Click here to see the Church’s statement regarding political neutrality.
11 Positive Examples from Mitt Romney’s Life:
- Mitt served a 2.5 year Christian mission in France.
- He graduated college with a 3.97 GPA (English B.A. at BYU).
- He married his best friend Ann Davies in the Salt Lake City temple.
- He lead the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah and turned it into a $100 million profit.
- He faithfully pays tithing, donating about $2 million to The LDS Church each year.
- He visited church members monthly as a home teacher.
- He served as the Bishop of a local congregation in Massachusetts for about 5 years.
- He served as a Stake President over several Massachusett congregations for about 8 years.
- He helped maintain homes, counsel with the needy and visit the sick for many years.
- He and his wife raise five boys and have 16 grandchildren.
- He publicly shares his belief in Jesus Christ and is pro-life.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
-John Quincy Adams
Personal Notes: I think a leader’s example is more important than their political views and programs. All of a leader’s actions derive from their character. Good character will lead to good actions. Growing up I had a scout leader who led by example. When he looked at us, he saw beyond our teenage faults and saw us as great future leaders. I believe that eye of faith is something that Mitt Romney has. Though I haven’t personally met Mitt, I give him the benefit of the doubt, because of his uplifting and successful example.