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Hi I'm Bruce

I grew up in central California on a small farm and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a project manager in the information technology industry. I have a wonderful family of 3 sons and a beautiful daughter. Growing up my father was a truck driver and I learned to drive at a very early age. Much of my two year mission to South Africa was funded by my earnings as a truck driver. After returning home from South Africa I followed a career in Information Technology. I made a brief stop at school then married my eternal companion and 21 years later I couldn't be happier. My oldest son is in college preparing to serve a mission, a son in high school, a daughter being home schooled, and my youngest son can't wait each day to finish school and play with his LEGOs.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormons, but that's not why I am. Although I did grow up in the church, I have studied and prayed for myself to know it is the Lord's Church. Through many sacred spiritual witnesses of the Holy Spirit I have felt the Lord's reassuance that this church is His kingdom on the earth. My earthly path follows the Savior Jesus Christ. He is leading me home to my Father in Heaven. I know His gospel is the only way to get home and because of His love this journey on the earth can be joyful even through adversity.

How I live my faith

As a newly called Bishop in our congregation I have reflected often on my life. A life filled with learning to serve others, working with children and youth, and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. I strive each day to do a little better than the day before and seek often the blessings of the Lord in helping me to accomplish His will for me. Thoughout my life I have found that deeds do speak louder than words. I try each day to keep the covenants I have made with the Lord through baptism and the Temple. I struggle daily with the challenges that life brings but I know through faith that I can make righteous choices and be a positve influence in the lives of those around me.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Bruce
We believe that only through the grace of Jesus Christ can we return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Bruce
The ordinances of the temple are sacred, not secret. Because these ordinances are sacred members are asked to live a higher standard of the gospel. They are asked to be honest in all aspects of their lives, keep their bodies clean and healthy, live a higher moral standard, and return to the Lord all he asks of them. Elder Richard G. Scott once said “To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never done before” (April General Conference, 1990). I believe that if we want the greater things in life, we must do things that others are not willing to do. The blessings of the temple are available for all who will do those things required to attain them. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Bruce
The tithing I pay is used to build temples, our local meeting houses, and provide the wonderful teaching materials that help my family each week. It is also used for wonderful resources such as this web page you are viewing as well as many other online resources that both members and non-members of the church can enjoy. Each congregation (Ward) in the church is granted a quarterly budget based on its needs. Those monies also come from the sacred tithing funds and are used to provide meaningful activities for our youth and all members of the ward. Show more Show less