Hi I'm John
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.
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 primary 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've also been recently called as an ordinance worker in the new Philadelphia temple. I also support my wife in her Church positions and various service activities.