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Hi I'm Bill

I'm a Mormon. I am a high school teacher and coach. I love my family.

About Me

I grew up in a small community in Utah. After graduating from high school. I attended Brigham Young University for a year prior to serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) in Guatemala. After my mission, I returned to BYU and received my bachelor's degree in Spanish Teaching. I then returned to my home town and met and married an awesome girl from a neighboring town. We now have three children that are much more talented than their parents. They sure give us a run for our money. Speaking of money, this is how we make it: teaching school, mowing lawns, and renting 8 apartments and a house. Some of the things that we enjoy include, traveling, reading, snowboarding, running, and biking.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have a conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I do not say this lightly. I have spent hours of thought and prayer to come to the knowledge of its truthfulness. This knowledge has come to me since I was small and have felt the stirrings of the Holy Ghost. When I was baptized I felt the warm assurance that it was right. This feeling has come to me over and over again through the years as I have honestly tried to be a good person and live the gospel . It has never been an overwhelming feeling but at times it has been very poignant and sure. One of the times that I feel the Spirit strongest and his assurance of the truth is when I am bearing testimony of the Savior.

How I live my faith

My faith is a big part of my life. I spend hours every week serving as a leader in my church. Even though I spend a lot of time serving I do my best to try not to let my service take away from the needs of my family. They are the most important part of my life. I just spent 10 days traveling with and visiting in the Dominican Republic. It was wonderful. We had great time seeing the sights, meeting people, sharing our faith, and helping those in need. It will be a time that we will cherish our entire lives. I especially hope that the trip will strengthen the resolve of my children to live righteous lives. I try hard to keep the commandments and follow the counsel of my leaders. I strive to be a good example to all.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Bill
For me the most important aspect of my faith in Jesus Christ is prayer. Praying to my Heavenly Father to help me understand the role of his son in my life is crucial. My faith is also strengthened a great deal by studying the Savior's life and the lives of people that sincerely try to exemplify Christ-like behavior.. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Bill
For me the temple is an essential part of my life. As a young man of 19, I was able to go to the temple and receive a special gift from my Heavenly Father. This gift is called an endowment. It is an ordinance like baptism but with more expectations. This ordinance keeps me focused in my life to live the way I should and to receive the joy and blessings that comes from such a life. When I was a bit older, I went to the temple and was sealed to my wife. This means if I keep the covenants (promises) made in the temple that I will be able to be with her and my children forever. In addition to being with my family forever I will receive all the blessings of heaven. After going to the temple to receive ordinances, worthy individuals can return to the temple and review the things they have learned. Going to the temple is one of the greatest joys in my life. There is no greater peace for me than when I am there. My Savior's love is easier to feel there and I am able to feel closer to my family, especially those who have already passed away. In the temple I am able to see my life in the right perspective, an eternal one. Show more Show less