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Hi I'm Greg

I am a father of three. I work to improve teaching and learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three and a PhD student in instructional technology. I love studying how people learn and trying to improve teaching and learning in higher education. I stay in shape by playing volleyball. Perhaps most importantly I love spending time with my beautiful wife and three fun children!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know its true! I think a lot of people have a religion that they grow up in, and at some point you have to ask yourself, is this church the true church of Jesus Christ? I remember doing this as a teenager. As I prayed to God, the answer came as a powerful peaceful feeling. As I have continued to try to live my religion, I have been blessed. Being a Mormon makes me happy, it gives me a sense of purpose in life and a set of standards to help me be a good husband and father and balance my family, church and work responsibilities. I also have tons of opportunities to reach out and serve other people because of my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I visit other members of my church regularly to share spiritual lessons with them. I go on campouts with the young men in our church as part of the Boy Scout program, teaching them how to take care of themselves. I help plan activities each week to uplift and inspire the youth and to have fun. I also get to teach a class with boys ages 12-14 during part of church each Sunday. The lessons are aimed at helping these boys learn to take responsibility for their actions, do what is right and follow Christ.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Greg
Our church services take about three hours. The most important part of this service is called sacrament meeting. In sacrament meeting, all members of a ward or local group of members meet together to take the sacrament and hear talks about the gospel. During sacrament meeting, bread and water are blessed and passed around to all in attendance, much like Jesus Christ did during the last supper. After sacrament meeting, we learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ through differing classes. Visitors are welcome to come to all of these church meetings each Sunday. Show more Show less