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I am 31 years old and I work in the telecommunications industry. I work mainly with fiber optics. I am married and we have one daughter. My wife is pregnant with triplets. We are very excited about our additions to our family. The additions to our family are such a blessing. We had struggled with this for many years. We have had many trials and know that we have many more to overcome and our grateful to have a testimony in our savior Jesus Christ.
I joined the church seven years ago. My conversion story is nothing exciting but it does help me understand that heavenly father has a plan for each of us. My dad was a member of the church until he was twelve then fell away. When I moved away from my family in Florida and moved to Washington I moved closer to my extended family which were active members of the church. They played a big influence in my conversion by their examples and inviting me to spend time with them. I met my wife when I went to one of their daughter's weddings. Julia and I started to hang out. Then she asked if I would be interested in attending church. I told her yes but insisted that we go to the young single adult ward in our area. After attending church for 9 months I approached the Elders and asked to take the missionary discussions. When we got to the second discussion I already new that I wanted to be baptized. The elders asked me to pray so I did and received my conformation that the church was true. I was baptized one week later and was ordained a priest in the Aaronic Priesthood. One year later I was ordained a Melchizedek Priesthood holder and was sealed to my wife in the Portland temple. Since the first time I prayed to know if the church was true I have never doubted my faith. I have a strong testimony and it continues to grow every day.
I share the gospel because I know what my family and I have. We want others to have the opportunity to have a knowledge of the gospel and that their family can be together forever. When trying to share the gospel with others I try to invite them to different activities that will help them to meet other members of the church. I also try to talk to my co-workers and friends about their beliefs and what we believe.
I am currently called as the Young Men's President in my ward. My main duty is to be an adviser to the Bishop. I help the young men plan and prepare activities each week. I also teach them on Sundays in our Priest Quorum. Part of my calling is also to be a leader in the Young Men's Venturing group. This is a programed that was created by Boy Scouts of America. The Venturing group is designed for boys age 16-18 to go to the next level in scouting. It offers many opportunities for the boys to do some high adventure activities and also to serve their community. I believe that the biggest thing that I am helping these young men learn is to be leaders. I love serving in this calling it holds so many blessings. The young men of the church are such an inspiration to my family and me. These young men should be examples to all of us with their willingness to serve and care for each other.