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Hi I'm Byron

I grew up in Wisconsin, but have lived all over. I am a Navy Veteran. I have an MBA in Accounting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a beautiful wife and 3 beautiful children. I graduated in 2009 with an MBA in Accounting. Currently, I work as a Right-of-Way agent for a natural gas pipeline company. I, also, do personal taxes for people all over the United States. I love bowling, golf, taekwondo, genealogy, and spending time with my family. I like to watch football and baseball, except on Sundays. One mildly interesting point about me is that I have been under water in every time zone in the world. Yes, that means I worked on submarines in the Navy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am not now nor have I ever been close to perfect. I searched for many years to find a church that had strong family values. I found it in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I came to know of the church through both my sister and a friend that I met in the Navy. At first, this friend was just an acquaintance that I knew while going through my schooling prior to making it to the fleet. I had noticed that he was different than the other sailors. There was a special spirit about him that made me want to get to know him more, but I was afraid. After a few events that I can only describe now as miraculous, we were assigned to the same submarine. On the way to that assignment, I found myself at my sister's place with not much to do but to read. I picked up her Book of Mormon and started to read it. I was intrigued by it. I attended church with her and felt a strong spirit, but did not understand that there were additional classes after the main sacrament meeting. Later, when I got to my submarine assignment, I asked my soon to be good friend if I could go to church with him. I think he was a little surprised. Once again, I felt the strong spirit in the church. Because of that, I started to study with the missionaries and I found that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints answered all the questions that I had. After praying for the knowledge of the truth of the Book of Mormon, I felt the Holy Spirit testify to me and I truly knew that I had found the true church of Jesus Christ. I have not always been a shining example of a Mormon, but I have never denied the truth of what I know. Now, I live to be like Christ and do what I can to help my family continue to be a forever family.

How I live my faith

The most important way I live my faith is by teaching my children about Jesus Christ. This fundamental knowledge is the root of all our faith and beliefs. I attend church as often as possible and encourage my children to partake of thier classes and learn as best they can from their teachers. I listen to church music at work to keep myself uplifted throughout the day. We have family prayer, scripture reading, and other activities on a regular basis. Every day my testimony of these simple truths grows. I know God lives. I know Jesus Christ lived, died, and through the resurrection lives again. I know they love each and every person no matter how good or bad the people act. All I can do is work hard to have that same kind of love for all mankind.