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Hi I'm Gary Graham

I am a Husband of 38 years, a Father of 10, Grandfather of 16, a photographer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm not much different than most of you. I'm a spouse, a parent, a grandparent. I try my best to provide for and be a good example for my family and those around me. I worked in the telecommunications industry for twenty-nine years before being laid off. I was devastated. If not for my faith, I don't think I would have survived. So you see, I believe you and I are more alike than we are different. I am a Mormon and you probably are not, but we have much more in common than you may think.

Why I am a Mormon

Originally I was a Mormon because my parents were Mormon. That in itself is somewhat unusual in that I was born and raised in the Southern United States in the mid-fifties when there were very few Mormons there. In fact, I was the only Mormon at my high school in the early seventies. But at some point in my life, actually my rebellious years, I had to decide if I, me personally, believed what my parents believed. So I read, I studied, I prayed. As I did so, a warm, peaceful, comforting feeling came over me and I knew for sure, for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. The Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ is true. Joseph Smith was a latter day Prophet of God instrumental in restoring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. There are many wonderful people in the world today and many well meaning churches. However, if you feel that something is missing in your life or even if you are happy where you are, I invite you to find what is missing, become even happier. You have nothing to loose and literally everything our Father in heaven has to gain.

How I live my faith

I sincerely hope I still live my faith today, as I did when I was in the 3rd grade. It was early in the school year, and I had just finished giving an oral book report in front of the class and my teacher asked out of the blue, "Are you Mormon?" She didn't comment on my book report or anything else. She simply asked, "Are you a Mormon?" I was more than a little surprised, but immediately responded, Yes, I am. She said, "I thought so." I had another Mormon boy in my class many years ago and you remind me a lot of him." In my mind this said more about the young student years ago than it did about me. However, I believe it is very telling that many years apart, after the hundreds of students this teacher had, that she recognized something unique, something special about two young boys and their faith. I hope and pray that as I have coached my ten kids in basketball, baseball, softball, attended chorus events, football banquets and the many other activities that others have noticed something special about myself and my family. My current responsibilities in the Church for which I (just like everyone else in the Mormon Church) am not paid is Technology Specialist. I help maintain our satellite system, internet connections, wireless, audio/video for numerous buildings. It is a great responsibility and I love it. So yes, I am a Husband of thirty-eight years, Father of ten, Grandfather of sixteen, a photographer, a geek... and I'm a Mormon.