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In December of 2012, I retired as a police officer after 28 years. 22 of those years included working for the Anaheim, California police department. Before that I was a Beverly Hills cop! It was very difficult to stay active in the Church while working every shift imaginable over the years, but I managed to do it. My wife, Liz, and I have four children and currently we have three grandchildren. Our daughter is soon going on an eighteen-month mission to Chihuahua, Mexico! I guess you could say my hobby is The Church, my family, and my wife. I am somewhat of a runner but not nearly as fast as I used to be! I have learned that God cannot be just a positive influence in your life. God has to be the defining influence in your life. I absolutely love serving in the Church. I love following the Prophet.
I am a Mormon because I know that Heavenly Father is really there and he knows who I am. I found this out when I was 17 years old. I said a prayer in my bedroom one night and I really did feel God listening to me. During that prayer, I realized God knows who I am. I know He pays attention to what we do because He is concerned about us and loves us. I am so thankful to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I am even more thankful to know He is the Savior for my wife and children too. I know I will meet Him someday and He will be glad to see me and my family!
I live my religion by striving to know what God wants me to do. I believe God answers prayers and He has not left us alone in this sometimes cruel world. I love helping other people and being a member of the Mormon church gives me frequent opportunities to do so. I have had many responsibilities in my church. Each of them have been volunteer assignments commonly referred to as "callings." I have taught lessons to teenagers and helped organized weekly activities for them. I have been in charge of a men's organization and have taught Sunday School for adults. All of it has been richly rewarding and helps keep me on the straight and narrow path.