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Hi I'm William

I'm the CEO of a technology company, a husband, and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of 4. I work at home and am the CEO of dating company. I love sports and the outdoors. I like to design websites, play sports, read, and play with my children. One of my goals is to eventually campaign for political office.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my father was not a member of the Church when I was growing up I attended services with my mother regularly. My freshman year of college some of my friends were getting ready to go on missions. I knew I had to decide what I was going to do. I set a goal to read the Book of Mormon every night before bed and pray about what I read. Over the course of that semester I repeatedly felt the spirit answer my prayers and confirm that what I was reading was true. Now as I read the scriptures with my children I feel that same spirit. I also find comfort in the promise of our family being sealed together forever so that our relationship together can continue even after death.

How I live my faith

I assist the full time missionaries those guys in the suits and ties in their labors in our area. I go to lessons with them and help church members learn to share the gospel with their friends. The missionaries stay in the homes of members in our area so I help coordinate that as well. In addition, I am assigned to be a home teacher to some of the members in our area. I visit three single men in their 50's and a family of 7. I have a companion who goes with me. We make regular calls and visits to make sure our people are doing well and to share a gospel-related message.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

William
Wards, stakes, and branches are groups of church members in a specific location. You could think of them as groups or congregations. Wards and branches are local groups with local leaders. Stakes are made up of multiple wards or branches and cover larger geographical areas. Wards, branches, and stakes are organized with leaders, groups, and programs to take care of each individual member wherever they may live. For example, in the city where I live there are 10 wards which are all part of the Fort Collins stake. Most of the time I meet with the other members of my ward on Sunday but periodically our whole stake will meet together. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

William
When I was growing up I saved a portion of everything I earned and put it aside for my mission. When I became a missionary my parents took the money I had saved and added some of their own to fund my mission. There is also a general missionary fund that people can donate to that supports missionaries who may not be able to afford to go on a mission. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

William
Mormons certainly are Christians and are taught, and strive to emulate the teachings of Jesus in all we do. For me personally, trying to be Christ-like in everything I do, say, and think is a challenging and rewarding goal. As Mormons, we are Christian in the traditional sense in that we follow the teachings of the Savior as found in the New Testament. We believe that He is the son of God and the perfect example of love, compassion, honesty, and selfless service. Show more Show less