Hi I'm Byron
I am a husband, a father and a grandfather. I love to sing, cook and eat vegetarian food, play ultimate frisbee, tennis and go to the beach as often as possible.
Why I am a Mormon
It makes me happy. Living the principles of the gospel make me a better man, husband, father and friend. I know where I came from, the purpose of my life here and what life after death means. Because of my religion, I know who I am and that God loves me and wants me to be happy.
Could you talk about your baptism?
I was eight years old in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My father baptized and confirmed me a member of the church. It was snowy and cold outside but sitting next to my dad holding his hand, I haver never felt more warm, secure and loved. He passed away three years ago but I can close my eyes and still feel my little hand in his.
How I live my faith
It is summed up in a song I learned as a child ... "I’m trying to be like Jesus; I’m following in his ways. I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say. At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice, But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers, Love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, For these are the things Jesus taught. I’m trying to love my neighbor; I’m learning to serve my friends. I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again. I try to remember the lessons he taught. Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying: Love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, For these are the things Jesus taught."