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Hi I'm Grant

I enjoy traveling the world, puzzles, and reading. I'm married with one daughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I manage a group of cutting edge computer chip designers at a major company. I'm married with one wonderful daughter. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies with my family and reading fantasy/adventure novels.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. My ancestors heard the missionaries back in the 1800's, felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost, and converted. Through great personal sacrifice, they left loved ones and traveled to the Salt Lake valley while facing many hardships. I have always been thankful to them for the courage they faced and the legacy of faith they left down through the generations. As a teenager I had questions about Joseph Smith, but never doubted that he saw God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, nor that he translated the Book of Mormon. At age 19, I served a mission for the church in Argentina. During that time I came to love the people and culture. The time spent on the mission helped my testimony and love of Jesus Christ grow and increase. Throughout my life I have felt the guiding influence of the Holy Ghost. My wife and I have struggled to have children. In the church we are counciled to have children and raise a posterity to the Lord. This has been very difficult for us watching family members and friends having children, and us not having them. After six years of marriage we finally had a child. Our daughter has been a blessing to our life, and we felt at the time that the Lord was watching out for us and knew our needs. I know that the Lord watches out for us, his children, and cares for each day. We just need to look back through the day and can see his arm reaching out and helping us. I'm also grateful for the knowledge that the family can be together forever through the eternities. That the associations we make here in this life will continue into the next and that we will be with those we love and care for.

How I live my faith

On a personal level I have daily personal and family prayers. I strive to daily study the scriptures, both the Bible and Book of Mormon, which helps me to know God's commandments, and other good books that help me grow and improve. I also attend weekly church services that allow me to remember the promises I've made to God and learn how to be a better person. Once a week on Monday nights, as a family, we hold what is called Family Home Evening. This is a chance for the family to come together. To coordinate schedules for the week, learn of Jesus, and to have fun together as a family. Sometimes we will play games, and sometimes watch a movie. It's not as important what we do, but that we do it as a family. The church has a lay ministry, so members of the local congregations are called to minister, teach, and serve one another. My current calling is to teach and train other members in the 12 local congregations policies and procedures for running the church in their unit. I also work to make sure the church's finances and records are correct, so the local leaders have correct information for ministering to their congregations. In addition, I occasionally go help out in my daughter's school class and work with other middle school and high school students in helping to instill an interest in science/engineering/math as future career opportunities.