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Hi I'm Paul

I am passionate about politics. I enjoy work. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have recently completed my third degree...yes, it appears that I am trying to get the whole collection. I love school and I love learning, but alas, the time has come to be a working man. In all honesty, our pursuit of knowledge has provided us a lot of great experiences across the country (Utah, Virginia, Illinois). I am an avid college football fan. I actually suspect that my desire to get degrees is just to improve the probability that I have at least one team that has a winning season. Unfortunately, only one of my schools has a tradition of winning games consistently...such is life. I have been married for over six years to my lovely wife. We have two kids (one boy and one girl). We love taking weekend trips to see family. We have family all over the country and we love taking advantage of opportunities to travel and see them. In my free time (does that really exist), I love playing volleyball, tennis and cycling. I have recently taken up sailing. I also really enjoy reading about political strategy, theory and the economy. Lame, I know...but I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I always knew it was a good influence in my life, but when I was in high school I felt the desire to make sure it was how I wanted to live the rest of my life. I made the commitment to read the scriptures (Bible and Book of Mormon) every day I was in high school. I asked God to help guide me to the path that would help bring me closest to him. It was amazing because during those four years of high school, I felt that my heart and mind were consistently directed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Living Mormon standards is not the easiest thing to do in high school, but I felt that the Lord had given me the answers I needed to help me stay strong. My life has continued to be richly blessed. As I have gotten married and started a family of my own, I am grateful for the guidance that I receive on how I can help anchor my family in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the end, I am a Mormon because God directed me to this path. I am a Mormon because I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I attend church with my family each Sunday. We have morning prayers, meal prayers and family prayer at night. I try to study the gospel everyday. My family has a family night once a week where we turn off the TV and focus on strengthening our family through the scriptures, games, music, and treats. I also really enjoy serving my congregation however I am asked.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Paul
I think the best approach is to go to mormon.org and find the "Worship with us" link. If you type in your address it will give you the time and location of the ward / congregation closest to you. Seriously, you should just pop on in and introduce yourself to someone and let them know that you are visiting. You can meet members of the ward and you will also meet the missionaries. Both resources will be extremely helpful in learning more about "mormonism" and just checking things out, in general. Show more Show less