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Hi I'm Mark

I'm an entrepreneur who has started several businesses and been lucky to have time and energy for family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married almost twenty years to a wonderful woman and we have five children. The kids range in age from teen agers down to toddlers so it keeps us busy. I am also an entreprenuer with a growing business that has me traveling all over the country and sometimes the world. Between making sure employees and customers have what they need and making it to piano lessons, softball games, and church activities our families schedule and calendar is complex and fun. Almost every day we go to bed tired, but we enjoy life. We very much enjoy Sundays when we take some time to rest, worship the lord and be grateful for all the blessings that life brings.

Why I am a Mormon

As a student in college, I tested the promise given by a prophet of god who said if you want to know the truth of something you 1) read scriptures and learn about a concept 2) think about what it means to you and how you would use it in your life 3) pray and ask god if what you have learned and how you would use it in your life is right. I did this when deciding if I should set aside two years of my life to be a missionary and tell others about the life of Jesus Christ. I received the answer that it I should and this process has been a template I have used throughout my life. The result has been a lot of peace that I don't think would have been present otherwise.

How I live my faith

I have become friends with many Africans in the area the past few years. We serve together often on church projects and have come to appreciate the many different perspectives that each person brings. I often travel to Asia, most often the Philippines. Again it is wonderful to get to know people from different places and learn that we are all similar. Despite economic, education, culture and other differences we are all mortal and suffer from sin, hurt, sickness, pain, and disappointments. It is through the atonement of Jesus Christ that we can all overcome these things.