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Hi I'm William

I grew up in Southern California. I enjoy Life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 29 years. We have 3 children, all in college. Education is important in our family; I am currently a full time student - for the second time, majoring in Anthropology. My first degree was in Data processing and I worked in that field for 25 years. My hobbies are disaster preparation and emergency management. I have been a volunteer firefighter, a Red Cross volunteer and recently worked as a Fire Safety Specialist with a local fire department. I have worked with the Boy Scouts for much of the last 20 years. I enjoy cycling and other outdoor activities.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have always been a Member of the LDS church, as a youth I became very interested in other religions and the 3 big questions: Who am I? What am I doing here? and what happens after death? As I discussed these questions with my friends and with other people of many different faiths, I came to know the reality of God's plan for his children as revealed through modern Prophets. As I came to know for myself the reality of the restored church and living prophets, I have tried to follow their inspired counsel; as a result I have received the promised blessings, which has continued to strengthen my testimony and commitment. I believe that most of the good things that have happened to me throughout my life can be traced to my church membership.

How I live my faith

I am curently the Scout Committee Chairman overseeing the Scouting program for boys from 8 to 18. It is a welcomed break from the direct contact role that has, for much of the last 20 years, seen me cycle nearly 10,000 miles, hike many hundred miles, take 5 kayak trips on the Colorado river - including one in a home made kayak; camp in rain, snow , sleet, hail, wind, and occasionally a nice clear night. It has allowed me to see many boys grow from children into responsible adults.