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Hi I'm Paul.

I'm a father of 5, grandfather of 10 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as Service Delivery Executive for a major international IT service company. I grew up as the son of a naval officer and we lived all over the United States and in Scotland..

Why I am a Mormon

I can remember as a small boy I had an inner feeling that drew me to Christ. As I got older I wanted to be part of a group of people that wanted to study and live the teachings of Christ. When I was in college I returned to the church I was most familiar with and began to ask questions. Seeking to know more I began investigating other churches. In that process I came across many Mormons and not only did I find the doctrine they taught to be very intellectually intriguing and compelling, but I was equally drawn to a feeling of calmness and peace. Eventually I studied with the missionaries and came to know for myself that this is where I belonged. More than 30 years have passed and I am still learning and still stimulated by the doctrine and calmed by the inner peace that comes from living the principles taught to the best of my ability.

How I live my faith

Without a paid clergy it is necessary for all of us to serve in the Church. I have had many responsibilities over my many years in the Church. I currently serve within our congregation as a Gospel Doctrine Sunday School Teacher. I love this calling as I get to spend hours each week studying the scriptures and the lesson material so that I can be prepared to share and bear testimony of the doctrines of salvation afforded us by our Savior, Jesus Christ, Also, each and every day I try harder to live by the principles I have been taught and continue to learn. Although I make mistakes, I am comforted to know that with God there are always "do overs." One of the key principles I have been trying to improve upon over the last few years is "charity" -- the pure love of Christ. I pray daily to be in tune to the Spirit so that I will be alerted to those in need and what I might to help. There are so many people that need maybe just a kind word, or someone to spend time actually listening to them, or some financial help. My faith has been especially meaningful to me over the course of the last 12 months as we lost our 10th grandchild at birth, my 90 year old mother passed away and our oldest son passed way without warning. The seemingly unbearable anguish was tempered by the Christlike love of those around us and by the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, that the Savior promised He would send after leaving His disciples after His earthly ministry.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Paul.
No. The Church endorses no party. Never have I heard from the pulpit or leaders of the Church any support or rejection of any political party or candidate. We are strongly encouraged to be civically responsible and participate in the political process as our hearts and minds direct us. We are encouraged to uphold and defend righteous principles that are to the benefit of humankind. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Paul.
One of my favorite scriptures is short and sweet. It says "Men are that they might have joy.” As a father myself I believe God wants for His children what we want for our children – that we be happy, that we become responsible and that we care for our brothers and sisters. Show more Show less