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Hi I'm Gary

and yes, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a middle-aged man with a wonderful wife and seven marvelous children - four living, three deceased. I enjoy fishing, camping, and hiking. I believe learning is a life-long activity and that truly good books should be read and enjoyed more than twice in a lifetime.

Why I am a Mormon

Life can be hard, difficult, and even unfair at times. When such times occur it can be beneficial for each of us to look beyond the moment and place things in proper perspective. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to do just that. I have experienced a great deal of adversity in my life - including the loss of three children, multiple episodes of unemployment, life threatening situations, temptations, mistakes, and the common daily difficulties that happen to each of us at some point or another. The one constant that has sustained me through these times is my faith and belief in the Atonement of our Savior and the great Plan of our Heavenly Father. Despite my weaknesses, pride, and ignorance - I have been lifted from darkness time and time again. Through Them I am able to see beauty, feel love, enjoy happy moments, and most importantly know peace and calm amidst turmoil and strife. These are some of the reasons why I am a Mormon. The wonderful thing about these feelings is that you can feel them too! Come and see!

How I live my faith

I strive to see and treat others as they truly are - sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father and my brothers and sisters. I take great pleasure in providing service at home, church, and in the community. I am an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

As a general rule abortion should be avoided but there are some possible exceptions to that rule. They may include any of the following: 1) Pregnancy as a result of rape or incest 2) Life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy 3) The fetus has severe defects that will not the baby to survive beyond birth Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We believe that it is by grace that we are saved after all that we can do. In other words, we should do everything in our power to make right choices, resist temptations, overcome evil, do good works of our own free will, and then trust that a loving Father and the atoning sacrifice of His divine Son will make up for the individual shortcomings that each of us possess. Show more Show less