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Hi I'm Wayne

I grew up in Denver, Colorado. I play acoustic and electric guitars for fun. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and have four grown children. I now have eleven grandchildren. I work for an airline. One of the great joys in my life is the gift of music. I played clarinet and saxophone in my youth. But ever since my college days, I've played acoustic and electric guitars. And I have also written some of my own music. Someday I hope to learn piano and some other stringed instruments like bass guitar and mandolin. I've always wanted to be a professional musician. But I didn't want to be playing in bars and lead the nomadic lifestyle of a musician. Starting and raising a family was more imporatant to me. I'm content playing for family and friends. And I've never looked back and wondered about what could have been. At a young age I learned how to ski. And from that moment, I knew that this was my sport. I've since been a ski instructor and in 2002 I was one of the cast of thousands who worked at the Salt Lake Olympics on the men's downhill and Super G courses. I'm also an avid cyclist. I've ridden my bike over a lot of Colorado's passes. At one point my kids called me a "cyclepath" because I was riding so much! I've ridden twice in Ride the Rockies and Triple Bypass. I've also ridden my bike to the top of Mt Evans at 14, 240 feet. Yes, I had to stop a few times, but I made it! Training for these events made for alot of long hours in the saddle. But the rewards we worth it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 18. Previously I had no real religious training or experience. I had never read the Bible or really believed in God. My brother started taking the missionary lessons at a friends home who was LDS. He convinced me to just listen to the missionaries. After a short time, I felt a burning in my heart and it was unlike anything that I had ever felt before. But I came to realize that this was the Spirit of out Heavenly Father telling me that what the missionaries were saying was true and correct, so I was baptized. Over the years, the Church has become the foundation in my life. And I don't want to even think about what my life would be without it.

How I live my faith

There is one thing I try and do everyday, and that is to be a good example to my family, friends and co-workers. Do unto others as you would have done unto you... And people really do notice. I was working at my job and someone wanted to tell a dirty joke. My co-worker and good friend stopped them and said, "Don't say that around Wayne. We don't want to corrupt him". What a compliment! I also try hard to complete my assignments at church. One of my assignements is a home teacher. This is where I go visit several families a month and deliver a spiritual message to them. My other job at church is the Ward Executive Secretary. I attend meetings with the bishop and take notes and keep his calendar up to date. I also schedule all of the appointments with the Bishop. I've always been shy, but this calling forces me to open my mouth and get to know people. I'm constantly running around church looking for and talking to people. I'm really enjoying this. As I study the scriptures, I've learned that we too can be like the Savior. So I really try to "love thy neightbor as thyself" and to not judge people.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is really a code of good living. We feel that by not drinking alcohol and doing or taking anything that might be harmful to our bodies will allow us to have the Sprirt of our Heavenly Father dwell within us. Show more Show less