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Hi I'm John

I like movies, music and family. I love living in Utah, but really like visiting other places. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've played basketball since I was a kid and get to play twice a week now - better than just jogging to keep in shape, I say. I am married and have only daughters, no boys! I like camping, reading, games and my job.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormon when I was born, but when they divorced and I lived with my mom, we lived as Seventh-Day Adventists. I learned to appreciate tolerance of what I believed and gained tolerance for others that don't believe what I do - especially since we all believe so many similar things! I've always believed in the prophets, and as soon as God helped me understand that Joseph Smith was truly one of His prophets, there was no doubt this is where I should be.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a Bishop in our neighborhood, meaning I ensure we have sufficient leadership and teachers to offer all ages, genders and religions the chance to learn more about Jesus and His gospel. People come to me with problems, blessings they've received or opportunities to serve and I encourage as many neighbors as possible to work together as Christians. My family and I read our scriptures and pray daily, attend church Sundays and many activities during the week, and hold Family Home Evening, where we discuss a gospel principle and spend some good family time together.

What is the Law of Chastity?

John
This topic is very important to my wife and me. We have daughters that we want to have good experiences with the opposite sex and to one day find good, young men to marry. We recently sat on a panel about dating that was for the youth in our area, and we talked about RESPECT - both for yourself and for others when it comes to Chastity, or moral cleanliness/purity. You're happy if you respect yourself in how you dress, the language you use and the activities you do or don't do. Others are happy if you can be a good influence and help stay away from activities you know are bad - especially if you can suggest good, wholesome activities. I encourage you to set goals with your significant other to ensure mutual respect and kindness, and I promise your eyes will be opened to how much God loves you as one of His children. Show more Show less