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Hi I'm Joe Fabiano

I'm a husband and father of 4 children. Our family are cancer survivors and we're Mormons.

About Me

I am first and foremost a father and husband. All four of our children, two sons and two daughters, are college students at the moment. Much of our life is wrapped up in helping them in their school and work. My wife has been undergoing treatments and surgeries for cancer and is a true survivor. I am very proud of her and our children for lifting and comforting each other during such a difficult trial as this has been for her and for our family. I honor and sustain her as the primary anchor in our family's life and thank her for her wonderful example and great strength. I am a small business operator. In our business we provide professional services to the TV industry. I love the variety that this industry brings and the growth and change that it has been experiencing as it adapts itself to new technologies and shifts in economic drivers. I love to work. It feels good to be productive and to bring value to our customers and to be able to support our families. I love the Lord and I love His children here in this life and I love to serve and help others. These things bring joy and fulfillment and love into my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I found God here. I came to know Him and to love Him here. I learned to love Him by serving His children here on the earth. The blessings and grace that I received in my life through this love and service were undeniable. As a result, I learned to dedicate a portion of my life and time, serving in His church and helping His children. My wife and I taught our children to do the same and it has brought joy to our family as well. When I was a young man, I needed to know for myself if this religion was indeed Christ's ancient church, restored to the earth through angelic ministrations. I wanted to serve a mission in order to thank the Lord Jesus Christ for His great sacrifice and the blessings it had brought into my life. I needed a witness from the Lord for myself, that these things were true though. I'd always followed my parents' teachings and just believed what they taught me about God. However, I couldn't go teach it to others without my own witness as to its truthfulness. I was working in the Olympic Rainforest at this time in my life, earning the money required to serve as a missionary. I worked in a remote part of the forest and I remember kneeling down there in the woods on a Sunday afternoon. I pleaded with my Heavenly Father for a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon as a second testament of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because of that answer from God to me as a young man in the woods, praying to know where and how to find Him.

How I live my faith

It is interesting to serve in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This church and its work are conducted entirely through a lay ministry. There are no paid clergy in the congregations so there is much to be done by everyone. My primary duties are as husband and father so I do just like anyone else in that I go to work and come home every day and strive to help and bless my family and to earn the money required for their support and maintenance. Since we are still battling with cancer in our family, we spend a lot of time together as a family. It is important that the time we have in this life be spent on the important things, making sure each of us knows how much they feel love as part of our family. In addition to work and spending time with my family I serve in the church. My main calling or assignment there is to work with the missionaries, helping them share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love serving my fellow man and seeing the joy that comes into people's lives when they come to know the Lord better and gain a relationship with Him. Seeing people find answers to their questions about life and about God and His love for them fills me with His Spirit and brings great joy into my life. So this assignment means a lot to me.