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Hi I'm Gary

I grew up in New Jersey and joined the church in December 1972, when I was in the Army in Heilbronn, Germany.

About Me

I have recently retired and I am enjoying my time with my family. I still play softball and basketball and our family has been into soccer for years. I referee and the kids play. My wife and I have 9 children and 20 grandchildren. We enjoy visiting the children and grandchildren and they enjoy coming to our home. I served a mission for the church in The Argentina Cordoba Mission (1974-76). One of our sons served a mission for our church in the Spain Malaga Mission (2010-12), another son served a mission in the Phoenix, AZ Mission (2011-13), another is serving in the Brazil Curitiba South Mission (2013-15). My wife and I are leaving to serve a mission in the Dominican Republic Santiago Mission (2013-15).

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I prayed about the whether or not the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I received an answer to this prayer, that it is another testament of Jesus Christ, along with the Bible. Therefore I was confident that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and was guided by God the Father and Jesus Christ to restore the fulness of the Gospel with Christ's priesthood authority to organize His church again upon the earth. This knowledge along with many other personal spiritual experiences have provided me with peace and confidence in our Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation for each person on the earth. I know that I am a child of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by learning more about Jesus Christ every day. I serve my family and my neighbors. I strive to keep the commandments and be a positive influence upon others. I have responsibilities in the church to visit, serve and encourage other members of the church. Our family gets together often to read the scriptures, discuss and share with each other the principles that we are learning.