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Hi I'm William

I am from California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I began teaching Business Management and Information Systems in high school and junior college in 1984. My passion these past 20 years is teaching Spanish language and culture at a small rural high school in California. I bring years of institute training and preparation as a linguist to my classes. I also bring life experiences from my years living and serving a mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I want to inspire students to learn Spanish language and culture. It is my desire that they expand and enrich their lives by openning their hearts and understanding to new cultures, discover their identity and relationships in a larger world, and add this knowledge and skill to their professional and college portfolios. I have been married to my wife Anne for 25 years. She is my best friend and partner forever. We have two great children, Sharon and William. Sharon graduated from high school, and William is a middle school student. I love my work; but when work is done, I want to be with my family. I enjoy reading for pleasure and for personal study, genealogy, camping, canoeing and kayaking, Scouting, racquetball, strategy and roll-playing games and serving in our church and community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed with parents who joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They taught me to study the scriptures, pray, and do what the Lord asks of me. As I have done these things, my testimony of the Lord, Jesus Christ has become sure. I believe in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and the Savior of all mankind. I wish to follow his example and try to be like him. I trust in the organization of his church with prophets and apostles to direct his business on Earth. I have found that this church has all of the elements of Christ's original church. It teaches all of the principles that have been taught by prophets from the earliest days of recorded history to the time of Christ himself. Having put the Lord's promises to the test, I have learned that his teachings are true. He blesses us when we do what he says. Amos said, "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7) Having followed the words of living prophets and apostles of Jesus Christ, I have come to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's true and living church in the world today. I have observed and compared the blessings of living according to the teachings of this faith. And, there is nowhere else that one can find the fullness of the gospel or the fullness of joy except in this, the Lord's true church.

How I live my faith

Serving in my local ward and stake has provided me many opportunities to learn and grow as an individual, as a father, and to share my talents with others. I have enjoyed accepting assignments in music and teaching. The most fun I've had was during years as a voluteer leader in the Boy Scouts of America, passing on the skills and expericences I received on my own trail to the rank of Eagle Scout. Most recently, I have accepted my fourth call to serve as a clerk in my ward; this time in the area of finances. I am learning much about the Lord's way of managment while calling upon my training in information systems to serve the members of my congregation. There is much to be given and much to receive by accepting service in the Lord's kingdom.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

God's mercy, like that of the prodigal's father, draws us to him. But justice demands a payment we have not the capacity to provide. Satan will not stand peaceably and let us return without payment. A mediator is needed to meet the demands of justice so that we can stive to make ourselves worthy to return to our Father's kingdom and live with him, worship him, and be taught by him forever. Jesus Christ was the only one who lived a sinless, faultless life; the only one upon whom justice has no claim; and therefore, the only one who can ransom us and pay the dept. By his grace we are saved. He was the first to overcome physical death. And his has provided a way for us that we all be resurrected to live again; and if we desire it, to overcome spritual death, being able return to the home of our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less