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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a commercial real estate broker in my early 40's in Orange County, California. I am married with 4 kids under 10 years old. I try to balance my work and my family life so as to never let the demands of work crowd out the precious time I spend with my family. I also try to allocate time each week to serve those in my community who are less fortunate or who could use my help in some way.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have studied the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints and have gained a strong testimony that this truly is the Lord's church. More importantly, as I follow the principles of the church I find peace and comfort in my live even amid all the the problems that surround us in the world. My membership in the Church also gives me a greater perspective. I understand that this life is not all there is, but that if I am faithful in following the teachings of Jesus Christ and participate in the required ordinances I will not only find peace in this life but will have eternal joy with my family and loved ones in the life to come.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest blessings of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that He is the head of this His Church. Jesus Christ leads his Church today as he always has - through a Prophet. The Savior revels his will to His prophet and I have decided that I will follow the Prophet. This is not always easy but as I do my life is blessed. I have also served in the Church in many capacities. These different responsibilites can take between 2 to 20 hours a week for most people. Right now I serve in a calling that requires about 10 hours a week of my time. Some of this is administrative but most of it is spent visiting with other members of my congregation seeing to it that their spiritual and temporal needs are met. It is sometimes difficult to fit the time in but each time I make a visit with one of my fellow children of God, I come away feeling grateful for the opportunity I have to play a small part doing as the Lord has asked, namely feeding his sheep. This also always puts my problems in perspective and makes me more grateful for the blessing I have in my life.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Greg
We have been warned by a Prophet of God to be prepared for emergencies. This includes having a year supply of food and having money set aside for a time of need. We have also been counciled to avoid debt where ever possible and to live within our means. I studied finance in school and I have a masters degree in business administration. This council is often different than what the so called experts are recommending. It is easy to see that if govermments and people followed this council we would not likely be in the financial mess we are currently experiencing across the globe. Closer to home, my parents closley followed this council and it was a tremendous blessing in their lives. When my Father was 50 years old, he became very sick and disabled and was no longer able to work until he passed away 22 years later. Because of my parents faithfulness in following this inspired council, they were able to keep thier home and provide for their children. I am the youngest of six and we all graduated from college. Things were very tight and we had to learn to work very hard but my parents kept their home, met thier financial committments and raised kids who know how to work. Show more Show less