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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a Philosopher and a Real Estate Investment consultant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 5, and husband of 1. With a brother, I run a real estate investment management firm and enjoy consulting and management of client's real estate investments. I majored in Philosophy and enjoy discussions of all things metaphysical and physical. I enjoy sports and am active in Basketball, Volleyball and Karate.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a mormon family that was very active in the church. I served a mission to Panama when I was 19, but never really challenged any of my beliefs in mormon doctrine until I studied Philosophy in College. I decided I needed to understand why I am a Mormon, rather than just be one. After deep introspection and an analysis of my own faith, I've come to the determination that I am a Mormon because of the happiness that is derived from living the gospel. I have many non-Mormon friends, many of which are happy also. I feel however, that the LDS doctrine provides an insight into the post mortal experience that perhaps very few other religions offer. For example, I love the knowledge that I can live eternally with my family. They are my greatest source of happiness on earth and I simply can't see it being heaven without them. I can't say I "know" this church is true, because by my definition of "knowledge", I don't, but I do "believe" it is and this is a great source of happiness and peace for me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my Faith in the little actions of the day. If I'm at work, I make a huge priority of being 100% honest. To me this means, not even little white lies. There have been times where I've made a mistake, but I own up to them and in some cases, have had to pay for them. I actively participate in the church locally and assist the missionaries where I can. My objective is not to convert everyone, it's not even to share the gospel as I understand it with everyone. My objective is to help others live happier, more fulfilling lives. The gospel many times can be a part of that solution, but is not always the complete solution. If someone is unemployed, rather than teach them the gospel, I try to emulate the good samaritan and help them find work. Those are the ways I try to live my faith. I'm by no means perfect at it and in fact, my life may be a more correct depiction of the "imperfect" way to live my faith.