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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a Mormon, and it has made all the difference!!!

About Me

I am a father of 4 wonderful children. Three boys and a girl. I have been married for 26 wonderful years to my best friend who introduced me to the church. I have retired from the Army after 23 years and now work to support those wonderful soldiers and families that have followed in my foot steps. Together my wife an I have been through deployments, raised teenagers, and watched our family grow in the Lords church. Most improtantly we have loved one another every step of the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. I joined when I was 21 years old. I was counseled by my young wife to explore the church and decide for myself if it was true. I did as the Book of Mormon says, "Ask God if these things be true". I prayed to the Lord and asked for him to confirm to me the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the church of Jesus Christ. The Lord kept his promise that is contained in the Book of Mormon and let me know that it is true. More importantly through this process I gained a personnel knowladge that God lives, that he speaks to me through the Holy Ghost and that he loves me and will answer my prayers. Once I accepted Jesus as my Savior and that the Book of Mormon was another testimony of his devine mission, my life and the life of my family have been so blessed. As I look back on the young man that I was and the man that I have become, I know that the hand of God and his spirit has made all the difference in the world.

How I live my faith

Wow! Where to begin. I serve as a Bishop of my ward. It keeps me pretty busy, but it truly is a labor of love. I get to see people of all walks of life at their best. Sure they have problems, and make mistakes, but I get to help them through them and come unto Christ. I get to watch them develop a love of God and the Savior. I get to see how the Lord blesses them. I spend lots of time with the future of the church, the youth. Boy Scout camps, service projects, basketball games, and paintball. I love Thursday nights. We have open basketball games at the church. I am the worst basketball player in the world, but its fun to be with others that love God and are having good clean fun. We always have lots of people that show up that are not members of our church who just want a good place to come and play basketball. All are always welcome. It's great to be around good people no matter what their faith. Working with the members of our church and the community has allowed me to explore and exercise my faith in ways that I never expected. The Lord has truely blessed me.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Great Question! Our Phrophet Thomas S. Monson has said that church begains at home. It does. We learn about God and the Savior in church, but we learn to exercise that knowladge at home first. In our relasionships with our parents and brothers and sisters. It's where parents counsel and teach in hopes that when our family members go out into the world they will remember what is taught and choose the right path. This applies to both gosple principles and life. Families that live the gosple and practice what they have learned love more fully, forgive more freely and up lift more quickly. Home becomes heaven on earth. A place where children return often, instead of finding other places to be. Families are forever. I have a wife that I have loved for 26 years. The thought of that relasionship and love ending scares me. I want to love her forever. The gosple of Jesus Christ allows us to do that. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has given me countless opportunities to love and lead my family as the Savior would. With love. Show more Show less