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Hi I'm John

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of three boys, I grew up in Kentucky, the oldest of four brothers. I have received both my bachelor degree and master degree in business administration. I currently work in management in the energy industry. My hobbies include camping, running, reading, and pottery. Most of all I enjoy spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I developed a testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I met my wife at age seventeen. While she was a mormon, I was content in my Catholic faith. Yet I recognized something very special about her that I had not witnessed in my other teenage friends. I did not realize it at the time, but it was her faith that made her special. It took some time and soul searching, but I gained my own testimony and joined the church at 29 years of age. I am a Mormon today because it is an integral part of my life. I have been blessed in so many ways since joining the church. My greatest blessings are my three boys. I have been given the privilege to bless each of them, and to baptize and confirm two, so far. All of this is a result of holding the priesthood. I truly enjoy serving others and the church grants me many opportunities to do just that. I am most at peace when I am reaching out and serving. I am a Mormon because I have prayed to my Heavenly Father and he has answered my prayers. I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am where I am supposed to be with my faith. I am a member today because of the love of my wife and friends who cared enough about me to show me how to gain a testimony of my own. I'm a Mormon because for me, it is the way I want to live my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. It's definitely not a Sunday only commitment. I am currently the Young Men's President in our ward. This means I am a leader over the boys ages 12 to 18. Having three sons of my own, one of which is in the Young Men's program, I feel like I am serving in an area in which I have some personal experience. As a youth leader, my calendar stays pretty full, with youth activity nights, dances, service projects, camping, and scouting. Through all these activities, I get to know these young men and I learn what awesome youth we have in the world today. I get to see them striving their best to do what is right and it makes me want to be a better role model. I have had so many opportunities to serve in many different roles in church during my fifteen years as a member. All of these have strengthened my testimony in Jesus Christ and brought me to the understanding that my faith is my life.