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Hi I'm Gil

I'm a Mormon. My wife and I married in 1970 and joined the Church in 1971. The Church is our greatest blessing.

About Me

I was born to wonderful parents who loved me and taught me Christian values. I was raised and educated in the northeast US. I met my wife in 1965 and we were married in late 1970. The following February 2, 1971 we joined the Church in Chicago IL. We have four wonderful children and seven grandchildren, including triplet boys. My career was in investment management. We worked and lived in the midwest and northeast until our retirement in 2002. Since then we have lived in the warmer southeast US. We completed a two-year mission for the Church in England in the Employment Center in London in June 2011. Now we are Stake Employment Specialists and ordinance workers in the Temple. My other passion is music. I have been a concert pianist and church organist since age 15. Currently I give recitals several times a year. My wife's passion is tennis. We play regularly. The Lord has given us great blessings to enjoy together!

Why I am a Mormon

My wife and I were brought into contact with the Church many times before being married, but we never were particularly interested. In the fall of 1970, because I was impressed by the example of a co-worker at the bank where I worked, I began asking him about his Mormon faith. He shared beautiful doctrines with me that rang true. So I asked him if I could go to his Church. When I did, I felt the spirit and the love immediately and strongly. It was like returning home after a long absence. After the Sacrament Meeting I asked if the missionaries could teach me. At the end of the first discussion I felt impressed to ask Heavenly Father if the Church is true. His answer was an unmistakable "Yes". So, my wife and I finished the discussions together, and the friend who had introduced us to the Church baptized us on February 2, 1971.

How I live my faith

My wife and I strive to stay close to the Lord each day through personal and family prayer and scripture study. We have held Family Home Evening faithfully since we joined the Church. Both of us have served as teachers and leaders in the Church for many years. We have strong testimonies of home and visiting teaching. These visits have blessed us, and we have tried to bring those same blessings to those who have been assigned to us. We try to do our best in the callings we receive and to be good member missionaries. Using Preach My Gospel and pass-along cards we are finding, teaching and testifying to the elect who so badly need the Gospel blessings.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Many people who know we are Mormons ask us about the Church. Often the subject of the Bible and the Book of Mormon comes up, and we are asked why we need two books of scripture.We have read the Bible and the remarkable and inspired Book of Mormon more than twelve times, and are continually impressed by how they both bear powerful testimonies of Jesus Christ. The Bible and the Book of Mormon testify of each other. We have never found anything in the Book of Mormon that does not support and strengthen our testimony that the Bible is the word of God. The scriptures speak to us in our everyday challenges. They answer our prayers. We love the Bible and the Book of Mormon. We invite all to read the wonderful books of scripture that Heavenly Father has given us. Show more Show less