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Hi I'm Mark Smith

I was raised in Southern California. After serving 27 years in the US Air Force, I now live in Utah. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

During my 27 years in the US Air Force, my wife and I had seven children who were born all over the country and even one in Italy. Retiring 20+ years ago we later relocated from Colorado to Utah to rescue a daughter who was self-destructing. We found a program that turned her around but then my wife soon passed away. I have since married a widow who knows exactly what it's like to recover from losing a spouse. During our ten years of marriage, we have served three missions together for the Church and hope for more. However aging is beginning to take its toll and slowing us down a bit.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church and received my infant's blessing on Pearl Harbor Sunday. Then my father joined the Army Air Corps and flew fighters in Europe during WW II. He didn't attend Church after the war but I wanted to as a teenager. There was something drawing me to it - I now realize it was the Holy Ghost confirming my desires. When I married my college sweetheart, I wanted it to last forever. That's why we were sealed in a Holy Temple, to be together forever. I know she's waiting for me. All these life experiences have made me realize my dependence on our Heavenly Father for resolve to finish strong. I look forward optimistically to the rest of my mortality and beyond to the next realm.

How I live my faith

Serving others has always been a priority for me, starting with my large family and their many needs. Over the years, I've been asked to teach youth classes, work in Scouting, organize activities, be a Priesthood leader - even a Bishop. I really enjoy the social activities of our ward, being with good friends. I strive to be a good neighbor and community member. My wife and I visit a few families every month to give support and encouragement.