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Hi I'm Sherman

I grew up on a farm in rural Florida. I'm a retired electrical distribution engineer. I'm a Vietman Vet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents moved from Missouri to Florida when I was 5. I worked on the farm until I graduated from Junior College. I served 4 years in the US Army Security Agency, I was stationed in Ethopia, Vietnam and Thailand as an analyst. I worked for an electric utility as an overhead distribution engineer until I retired. I have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years as an adult volunteer, I have taken part in trips to Philmont, Northern Tier and Sea Base. I have been divorced and am now married. I am a father and a grandfather. I enjoy reading, especially science fiction and historical fiction. I spend a lot of time doing home improvement projects. I have started collecting world banknotes.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert. I joined the church when I was 31 years old. I had regular meetings with the missionairies for about 4 months before I was baptized. I felt that the things that they taught were possible and they answered the questions that I had. A couple of examples of the answers to questions I had are: Children that die before the age of 8 years old do not need to be baptized; and that all mankind, either living or dead, will have the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ and His church. They will have the opportunity to either accept or reject this message. When I joined the church I felt it was true, but at that time I did not know. I continued to stay active and learn. My spiritual conversion came after an experience that I could not deny. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that this is His church.

How I live my faith

I am active in church and attend all my meetings. I have served as a teacher, membership clerk, financial clerk, youth leader and scout leader. I try to do the job I have been assigned to the best of my ability, to learn my duties and responsibilities, and try to do more than the bare minimum. By doing more than the bare minium is how I met my present wife. While I was a scoutmaster I volunteered to be an advisor to a high adventure backing trip organized by our scout council and this is where I met my wife; I introduced her to the Church and just a couple of years later we were married. I continue to study and try to improve myself. I try to live my life in harmony with the teachings of the church on a daily basis.