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Hi I'm Todd

I am a husband. I am a daddy to four girls. I am an industrial engineer.

About Me

Recently I entered the oil & gas industry to develop and improve the policies and procedures for repairing control systems for drilling equipment out on the ocean floor. Usually these controls systems spend up to several years in the ocean and I want to make sure they remain in the best condition possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My parents taught me the importance of scripture reading and prayer at an early age. I remember seeing my Mom reading her white-bound scriptures. I still have my first copy of the Book of Mormon in which she wrote her testimony. When I asked her about death, she handed me a copy of the Bible (which I still have too) and encouraged me to find answers there. My Dad taught me how to recognize the influence of God's Spirit. He helped me learn to feel the whisperings of the Holy Ghost and rely on the wisdom of our Heavenly Father as I sought His will. It is through prayer and careful study of the scriptures that I have found the gospel of Jesus Christ to be true.

How I live my faith

I believe we have an obligation to make the rising generation better than the last. First, I always strive to treat my wife in the best possible way. Nurturing my marriage is the starting point for creating a positive, loving, Christ-like influence in the world. Secondly, this example demonstrates to my children how to interact with others through love and service. I want to be they type of man, husband and father they will look for when they eventually marry. And third, I love working with our young people through scouting, weekly activities and Sunday School. Our youth have such a strong inclination to do what is right and to provide positive examples for those around them. I hope to leave a Christ-like legacy for those who come after us.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

I have lived near enough to natural disasters to be without food and water for 7 days and had to live off of 72-hour kits during that time. As a bishop, I worked with individuals and families with welfare needs providing immediate assistance and encouraging them to find ways to sustain themselves. I once had been laid off from my job with no notice. I can now empathize with others in this situation and can testify of the principle of self-reliance. My family had been able to live comfortably off of our savings and food storage while seeking employment. Show more Show less