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Hi I'm Paul Johnson

I grew up in Wyoming. Started a family in Idaho and now live in Colorado. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

With a degree in Electrical Engineering, I work for a national telecommunications company. I test telecommunications equipment that provides voice, video, and data services to millions of consumers and thousands of businesses. It's a really exciting 'high tech' job that is always changing with the advancement of technology. My wife and I are proud parents of four daughters and two sons. They range from high school to pre-school. They are the joy of my life. I enjoy astronomy and hiking in the mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with parents who loved me. They were Mormon as were many generations before them. So I attended church every Sunday and participated in virtually all Church activities. As a young man I didn't feel like I fit in with others at school or at church. As a result, I never felt like I had anything to offer this world. In addition, I couldn't see the wisdom in what my parents insisted that I conform too. From time to time, I would ask questions like, "What if there really is no God?" Whenever I thought about this I felt like life had no purpose. It was really a confusing time in my life. At this time, I attended a LDS youth conference that really changed my life. During the conference, I heard teenagers like me tell how that they knew that God was real and that His Son Jesus Christ loved all people. As I listened to them, I felt a powerful love from God that was overwhelming. I never had before felt such a powerful sense that I did have value and could make a different in the world. Because of this experience I decided to be a committed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Fortunately, this wasn't the only experience I've had that has convinced me to live faithfully, but it was the first and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Most importantly, I strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I try to behave with patience, forgiving those who I may be offended by, or striving to never offend. When I offend, I strive to express regret and learn from the experience so that it doesn't happen again. I also strive to be the best parent I can be, by loving my wife and children. Together with my wife we teach our children to be kind, respectful, and loving. Of course the list goes on. I also work with a number of other mormons to strengthen the faith in Jesus Christ and serve those who need help. With my teenage son, Ben, we visit several members of our local congregation monthly to look for opportunities to help as well as build friendships. I find that in these visits that my life experience is broaded and expanded. Everyone has a story to tell and it's very interesting to learn about them and appreciate there high and low times. In addition, to visiting families in our congregation, I work with the Boy Scouts of America in the Denver Area Council to help teach the teenage men in our area strong values and ethics needed to become strongs citizens. The teenage men in our area have some much to look forward to, it exciting to see them develop skills and values necessary to be the leaders of tomorrow.