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Hi I'm Terry

I grew up on a farm in Utah. I have a wonderful wife and kids. I love time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Project Manager by profession. My degree is in Mechanical Engineering. I worked as a carpenter for 8 years prior to returning to school. I still love to make things out of wood on my own time. We have 4 of the sweetest grandchildren and are expecting the 5th in April. In my younger years I loved to play basketball and softball but have not found the time in my later years. I also used to ride dirt motorcycles when I was young.  

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace that was spoken to my heart when I was young, and is continually renewed each time I inquire of Heavenly Father. Though I grew up from my youth in the Mormon Church, I found as a young adult that I needed more than just my family's influence on me to stay in the church. While I had always felt that my parents led me correctly in respect to religion, as a man I knew I had to know for myself. I spent significant time soul searching, pondering, and reading the scriptures. In time I came to feel deeply in my heart and mind that this work is divine, that the Lord loves me today as he did his people of all ages, and that through the Prophet Joseph Smith the Savior's gospel and authority was restored to the earth. I have come to know Jesus Christ, my Savior, and a day does not go by without my thanking Heavenly Father in prayer for the Savior and his atonement. This, my testimony, I view as my most precious possession. Though it is my most precious possession, I freely give this away, for that only strenghtens the peace felt in my heart of these truths.

How I live my faith

As the Savior lived his life in service to us, I try to offer service to others in my life. Much of my service is to my own family. I love them and feel responsibility for their well being. In the church, I am a teacher for children 8 and 9 years old. I love the challenge of trying to keep them involved in the important gospel discussions while they struggle within themselves to keep their energy from bubbling over. I teach at the opposite end of the spectrum as well: men of the church age 45 and older. It is not their bubbling energy that is the challenge with them. Additionally I look for opportunities to help those in need, and often have stopped to help stranded motorists.