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Hi I'm Bill

I am a CTO for a software company, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father with 3 girls and a boy from age 14 to 8. My job as CTO of Verecloud is tough and rewarding. Being a parent is both more tough and more rewarding. It definitely my greatest joy. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, joining the church in May of 1995. This was a great choice, and I can honestly say that I have never regretted it. As far as hobbies, my favorite things to do with my family is play cards or board games, and watch movies. I also like to walk 5Ks, and I can sometimes convince one or more of my kids to do it with me. This is cherished time for me. I enjoy reading church books, science fiction, and computer programming books (I might be a geek. Ok, I admit it, I am a geek.). My favorite time of the day is family scripture study, which we do for about 15 minutes every morning. It doesn't always turn out perfectly, but when it does it is magical.

Why I am a Mormon

How did I become a Morman: I joined the church in 1995. For 2 years before this point, I had great Mormon neighbors. They made cookies for me, invited me to Family Home Evening, and opened up their hearts to me. I remember their 4 year old daughter ( who is now married) saying a wonderful prayer in FHE. She was thankful that I was there, and that we were having FHE. She said the prayer from her heart, and I felt it. This was the start of my conversion. After all, the scriptures teach us that by their fruits, ye shall know them. This was a pure fruit, and the spirit I felt bore record of this to me. For 2 years (on and off) I investigated the church. Finally I knelt down by my bed and prayed to God the Father to know if the LDS religion was true, and if Joseph Smith was a prophet. I knew in my heart at that moment what I had felt from the time I had first met my Mormon neighbors. The church is Christs church on the earth. I was baptized less than a month later. Here are some reasons why I am still a Mormon: I am a Mormon because of the spirit I bear record to me that I should join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a Mormon because of answers to prayers. I am a Mormon because a 14 year old boy, with a pure heart and pure intentions asked God which church to join, and had the strength to endure the persecutions that followed his answer. I am a Mormon because of the example of some good people. Christ did teach that "By their fruits you should know them." I could go on, but you get the idea.

How I live my faith

I try to be perfect. So far, I am so far from it. In lieu of this, I try to do the simple things As a family we try to read scriptures both together and separately. This usually, but not always ends with happy children. Other simple things are prayer, and weekly temple attendance. I work in our local church with the 14 and 15 year old boys. It is a real great bunch of boys. I love working with them and they teach me so much. We have spiritual lessons on Sundays, and one night a week we have an activity. I enjoy the sports and camping that we do, but I look forward to service opportunities. These teach the boys so much about life and loving others, and I really feel the spirit when doing service for others.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Bill
The nature of God is such an important topic. One important thing Mormons believe is that we are spirit children of our Heavenly Father. His only begotten son, Jesus Christ came to earth to save us from our sins, and so that we could return to live with Heavenly Father. One thing that I learned from the missionaries the first time they taught me is that Heavenly Father has a physical body, like our own, only perfected. Jesus Christ does too. The Holy Ghost does not have a body, but we can feel his presence. This made so much sense to me. Show more Show less