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Hi I'm Edward

I am a born Texan. I love my state, I love my country, and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a engineering student struggling with calculus and stress strain curves. It is also my privilege to serve part time with a local Air Force Reserve Unit as a Fuel Systems Technician. I was born and raised a Texan, though some claim I do not have the "proper" Texas accent. I have been married almost four years to my beautiful wife. We struggle, laugh, travel, pray, and work together. My life is rich because of her. One of our favorite past times is to visit our local state and national parks. We love to be outdoors and absolutely enjoy nature. I often take pictures when we are out and I have even posted a few on photos on Panoramio.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born my parents had been baptized in the church for a little over a year. A picture of my parents with my two older sisters visiting their first temple (Mesa Arizona) was taken in 1977, with me there still inside my mother’s tummy. Though I was raised a member of the church I was never taught that I should just accept the church based solely on my parents word. In Sunday school and we were constantly challenged as youth to pray and talk to God, and to see if he did not answer us. I have put those challenges to the test many times and can honestly say that God answers prayers. He answered my prayers when I asked him if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was his church, and that is why I am still a Mormon today.

How I live my faith

In our local ward (congregation) I am responsible for making sure that individual records are kept accurate and up to date. The church tries to keep accurate records on all of its members. As part of my responsibilities I sometimes visit the homes of members whom we still have records for but who have decided, for whatever personal reasons that they no longer wish to keep in fellowship with the church. It is always hard to see people turn away from the church especially in instances when a person was hurt or offended. Still my visits are generally friendly. I attempt to correct any inaccuracies we may have in our records and I always try to extend an invitation to come back and worship with us. Most often I get thanked for my concern and the member still chooses to stay away, but when an individual later shows up at church and we see them become an active participant in the local ward and church activities the joy can be overwhelming. I truly feel the call to be my brother's keeper and have learned to love many individuals whom I had never met before.