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Hi I'm John

I grew up in France and Canada. I'm a professor and a Mormon.

About Me

Because my father served in the Canadian Air Force, as a teenager, I lived in France. I graduated from high school in Montreal, Quebec. Later I returned to France where I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My love for France was recently renewed when my wife and I returned to France to visit with friends and see some of the sights of my youth. I now teach emergency management at a university and I research disaster communications. My wife and I have six children and 12 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

While I have been a Mormon all my life, my wife joined the Church when she was in college. As a teenager, I first read the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. Both of these books confirmed my belief in Jesus Christ and assured me that he is the son of God. Through Christ my life has been changed. I'm grateful for the daily blessing of his spirit in my life.

How I live my faith

The Savior's service demonstrated his great love for his Father's children. Because of his example, I serve in my community. As a volunteer I teach emergency preparedness and organize community members to help their neighbors in a disaster. Individuals and families need to have the means to take care of themselves for several days should a disaster occur. Sharing and taking care of others is essential in an emergency. The parable of the good Samaritan provides a guide for my work in emergency services.