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Hi I'm Bill

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Texas and now live in Colorado where I am retired.

About Me

I have been married to the same wonderful woman for nearly 41 years, a father of two boys and one girl and a grandfather of five boys and one girl. My hobby is researching my family history and that of my wife. I am a college graduate with a degree in Computer Information Science. I retired from the U.S. Air Force and worked for other companies afterwards and am now essentially retired. Although working part-time now, I look forward to a full retirement in the near future.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in all the teachings of the church as given through our Father in heaven and our savior Jesus Christ and I believe in the Book of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ. I first read the Book of Mormon in probably 1972, believing in it at that time, and keeping the memory of that reading in my heart for many years. We were never visited by missionaries over the years and except for one person, no one invited us to church until 1999, about a year and a half after we began searching for a church to join following the death of one of our sons. We had no church for support at the time of that death. We had no church to give us funeral for our son, but found a local church to provide the service. A friend of my wife invited us to the local ward and we were impressed with the service and the remainder of the block feeling as if we were in the presence of God in a very personal way. We allowed missionaries to teach us in our home and after one pair of missionaries, we were not quite ready to join. A second pair of missionaries were very convincing, especially with the help of the ward mission leader, and we committed to baptism. We have never regretted it and have never looked back. We now have purpose in our lives and look forward to seeing our son again. We also fully understand the Plan of Salvation and our membership has given us encouragement to continue strongly with the genealogy research on our families. The temple is a strong light to us and we have had the honor to have worked in the temple as ordinance workers.

How I live my faith

Not too long after joining, we were both called to be family history consultants. It was like a dream job. After about a year,I was called as the ward assistant membership clerk and later as the ward executive secretary and as the bulletin editor. I really loved these callings. We later moved to where we are now part of a very small branch. My first calling? Executive secretary. I was really surprised about that, but was also called to be the branch website administrator and the bulletin editor. We live our faith outside the church in our work and our relationships with others. We dress appropriately and present ourselves as LDS. We have learned how to pray in our homes and other places as necessary.