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Hi I'm Terry

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am: a devoted and committed Christian; a husband who loves his wife; a father of 7 grown children; a grandfather to 14 "fantastic" grandchildren, a retired mechanical engineer; an avid “do-it-your-selfer”; a person who loves to help others; a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day saints ( Mormons); a volunteer missionary; and a guy who loves to have fun. The attached picture of me (I am on the right) standing next to a beautiful carved wooden statue at the Polynesian Cultural Centether in Hawaii where my wife and I serve as 18 month volunteers for the church and says a lot about my personality. Becoming a Christian in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the most important decision I ever made. My life has a value, a direction and a purpose.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a wonderful home in Los Angeles, California with strong Jewish heritage but never practiced any type of religion. As a 12 year old I was introduced to the Mormon Church through the Boy Scouts of America because they had the closest Boy Scout unit to my home. For years I was associated with many wonderful Mormons friends but it wasn’t until 15 years later that I was baptized into the Mormon Church. What made the difference? The birth of my son. As an engineer, who loves his profession, I have “made” many incredible devices, structures and rocket launch pads, but I never “created” anything. Then my first child was born. Someone congratulated me on the “son that I had helped create.” Being part of the “creation” of my first son was what opened my heart to God and His son Jesus Christ. While experiencing his birth the spirit of Jesus Christ testified to me that His gospel is true. I agreed to be baptized. That was 40 years ago. It was the best decision I every made.

How I live my faith

I discovered that being a Christian is becoming a “whole new person”, not just attending church on “Sunday only”. The church teaches principles of worship, marriage, service, well-being, family, love of country, work, and other gospel of Jesus Christ values. I love being a Mormon. Every day I try to live my life in such a way that people who observe me will think, "I would like to know more about that man. He has a zest for life that I would like to have."

What is being a Mormon like?

I love being a member of a group (the Mormon church) that has very high standards and an excellent reputation for honesty, hard work, service and actually "living" Christian values and ideals every day. Being a member aligns you with a group of people who believe the same things you do and help you live a Christian life 24-7!. Show more Show less