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Hi I'm Frank Childs

I have lived here in Utah most of my life. I own my technology business and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife and three grown children with a grandson and a granddaughter on the way. My professional work has been in the computer and software industry. Currently, I own my own small business that provides professional technology services and solutions for other small businesses. I enjoy reading and watching good movies. My favorite movies are real life dramas based on history and actual events, such as The Rookie and Apollo 13. In terms of reading, I enjoy historical fiction, particularly American history. I also enjoy my daily religious studies which includes the scriptures and other books by LDS Church leaders. I have dealt with some serious medical issues in my life and have been diagnosed with a grade 2 brain tumor. So I have had the chance to experience the three common "radical" cancer treatments. I have had brain surgery, radiation treatments, and Chemo therapy all in the last 5 or 6 years. I am pleased that I am now fully recovered from these treatments and am doing very well. In fact, I recently started an exercise program this past summer with my wife and ran in a 5k marathon this past August, 2011. Also, it appears that the tumor is no longer growing and has shrunk somewhat. So life is good and I can honestly say that I am very happy and live a very fulfilling life. This is in spite of the fact that I do experience trials, ups and downs, and other difficulties just like everybody else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born and raised in this Church by wonderful parents and a loving family. In my heart, I have always felt a peace and comfort about the people in this Church and its teachings. It always seemed normal and logical to me that we would have living prophets and apostles just like in ancient times as we read about in the Bible. I think the Church also made sense to me because Jesus Christ is the head of this Church and the Book of Mormon is such a powerful witness and testimony of the Savior, particularly in conjunction with the New Testament in the Bible. In my mind, the Bible, even though it is the Word of God, by itself is not complete and this is why there are so many different sects and Christian churches today, many of which teach conflicting doctrines. As I grew into a young adult, my own commitment and testimony of this Church was tested as I was asked to serve a full time mission for two years at the age of 19. I ended up serving in the Switzerland, Zurich mission where I learned to fluently speak and read German and had the incredible opportunity to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and share my testimony with many people. These kinds of experiences and other events in my life have brought me to where I am today, 30 years after serving that mission. My testimony of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world and as my own personal Savior is real and the fire of conviction burns in my heart and in my bones. Just as strong, is the knowledge I have that this Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is the kingdom of God on the Earth today.

How I live my faith

When I think of how I live my faith, two or three things come to my mind. I strive to spend a few minutes each day, often up to a half hour or more, each day praying, reading, studying, and pondering the scriptures. This can and does include the Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, and the Book of Mormon. We also have modern day prophets and apostles who speak and write revelations and the Lord's will for our day.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Frank Childs
Families can and should be one of the sources of true joy and lasting happiness that we can obtain while here on Earth. Families can be together forever and while family life can be challenging for many of us, we can all do the best we can to make our own families stronger. I have seen in my own life that as we work through the difficulties and challenges of family life, it is always worth it. I would encourage anyone who may read this to never give up on that goal and reach out to your Father in Heaven in prayer and to others if there are circumstances beyond your control. The Lord knows and loves each of us individually and He will surely help you and bless you if you sincerely pray to him and truly desire the joy and happiness of family life. May the Lord bless you as you do so and I hope that any who may read this will feel free to reach out to me if you need someone to share your feelings with or someone to talk to. Show more Show less