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I'm an optimist! I love being a dad. My wife and I have two sons. I work in the software industry. I enjoy designing, critical thinking, problem solving and being resourceful. Life is challenging and overwhelming at times but I find strength and comfort knowing we are all brothers and sisters and that God loves each of us.
I am a Mormon because the Spirit of God has answered my prayers and witnessed to me of His restored Gospel. The gospel Jesus established while he was on earth with a foundation of apostles and prophets with Jesus being the chief corner stone. Jesus gave that authority by the laying on of hands to such men as Peter, James and John. The authority they held and the full gospel taught by Christ was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith in latter days. Just as Jesus gave them authority they gave Joseph Smith authority by the laying on of hands. I know many people don't understand our religion but I love it. The teachings make sense to me and feel right in my heart. The members are not perfect but the principles and doctrine will bring you close to God. You too can come to know through missionary lessons about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Throughout the lessons please ponder the messages with an open mind, without harsh feelings, have quiet personal study and then your prayers will be answered.
Going on a mission is all about love and service. Jesus taught to love our neighbors as ourselves. As a missionary I wanted to share the good news and show my love for God by teaching His children His restored Gospel. For me I felt like I've been blessed so much and found so much happiness in the Gospel that I really wanted to go out and serve.
I suppose living my faith comes one step at a time. Deciding early on when I was young that I need Jesus, He is my Savior and Redeemer. I want to follow Him and keep His commandments. My wife and I both teach young people at church. She teaches kids between 5 and 6 years old and I teach young men 12 to 13. I really enjoy this and hope that my teaching can make a positive influence on their lives.