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John: Delaware, GIS, Italy, Mormon.

Hi I'm John

About Me

After being laid off from my job in 2002, I moved back to Delaware where I had grown up starting at age nine. Ultimately I found a respectable job here, with the county government where I maintain maps using ArcGIS software and update databases. I met my wife online yes, it can happen and she joined me here from the state of Washington.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and baptized on my eighth birthday. While that keeps me in the Church's records, it has been and continues to be a personal choice to continue to participate, and live the Church's teachings. The most significant contribution I made was two years of missionary service in Italy, starting when I was 19. Basically, I stay involved for the service opportunities, and to be spiritually nourished.

Personal Stories

How has attending Church services helped you?

I attend in hopes of being spiritually nourished. Some Sundays that happens more than others, but it's what keeps me coming back.

How I live my faith

My current responsibility involves overseeing eight congregations' efforts to maintain their membership databases. We as a church believe that it's important that everyone who is baptized, and their children, are tied to a specific congregation. Usually this covers a specific area so that local leaders can meet members' needs. I also track where these members live in northern Delaware, northeastern Maryland, and a nearby part of Pennsylvania so that those at higher levels can see trends, and congregations from time to time can be restructured to best meet the members' needs. I also support my wife in her Church positions and various service activities.