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Hi I'm Todd

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to the love of my life, my best friend, and together we have 3 kids. We are a family that works together and plays together. We own our own business and spend time teaching our children to appreciate work. We love to water ski in the summer and snow ski in the winter. Our life is centered around our family and the happiness of our children. That happiness has been achieved through some tweaking over the years.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon has provided me answers to many of life's confusing questions. Why am I here? Where can I find purpose in my life? How can I be happy? I have learned that the most meaning in my life comes from when I serve others. Christ spent much of his life serving those around him, by healing the sick, comforting the afflicted, and lifting the burdens of those around him. I have learned that I am happiest when I am helping those around me. Looking for ways to lighten their load, and ease their burdens. By showing love and compassion to those around me, my own burdens are lightened, and I am happy. Then as I combine this service with living the gospel of Jesus Christ, living as he did, trying to be the best husband, father, and man that I can, I am truly happy. I have and feel a real purpose in my life, like a make a difference in the world, like I matter.

How I live my faith

I activily participate in my ward by working with the youth ages 12 - 18. I spend time, along with several other adults, preparing kids and young adults for life. My goal is to help them become great fathers and mothers, teachers, professionals, business men and women that will shape tomorrow. I like to encourage them to explore life and its many avenues, to understand the world in which they live and how they can make a difference. We like to spend time in the community doing service, and time in the outdoors learning and growing. By introducing them to challenges and struggles, that will make them strong, and know they can do hard things. I learned I could do hard things at 28. My little 2 year old daughter, the joy of my life, suddenly without reason started having seizures. I knew nothing about epilepsy, what brought it on, and how it was controlled, and honestly thought my daughter was dying. Our daughter was having up to 50 seizures a day ranging from short 1 second petit mals to 20 second grand mals. Confused and scared my wife and I relied on the one thing that was being shoved in our face by doctors... medicine. Although, I know and believe that doctors and medicine are a modern day miracle, in our case the doctors we were meeting with knew very little about the condition of our daughter, and even less about the drugs they were using to control her condition. Through 8 months of hospital visit after hospital visit, and drug after drug, with no improvement in our daughter, we finally decided to trust in the one being we knew we could count on... God. I prayed and I prayed, did temple session after temple session, and invoked the powers of heaven through the priesthood and found an answer to our prayer, our daughter was healed from this horrible disease. I know that God hears and answers our prayers. It may now always be as in the story I have shared, but he hears us, he cares about us, and in one way or another, will answer our prayers.