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Hi I'm Will

I'm a husband, dad, teacher and Mormon

About Me

I'm 24 years old and just now finishing up my degree in Spanish Education with an endorsement to teach ESL. I have been married for almost two years now and we recently were blessed with our first child. It has been wonderful to start a family and go through all the joys and sometimes difficulties that come with it. In my free time I enjoy literature. I read all genres and recently began writing poetry. It has become a favorite pastime and something I hope to keep at. I love literature because I love to gain new and unique perspectives on life. I love the feeling of learning and growing from an experience that was never even your own. If life is about growth through experience, then I feel literature can only enhance that.

Why I am a Mormon

 There was a point in Christ's ministry when many of His disciples left Him and "walked no more with him." At this point Jesus turned to the twelve and asked "Will ye also go away?" To this Peter replied, "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life" John 666-68 Peter's sentiments are mine when considering the restored gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I decided to actively follow this faith it was because I clearly saw that this was the way God had prepared to have a happy life and family. Now, when I consider life without it, it is sad to me. I have felt deeply that this is, in fact, the true church of Jesus Christ and that with Him and the head of it, I can receive the guidance and direction to live happily and safe from the spiritual dangers that abound in the world today. Further, I know that in this church are the ordinances, such as baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, that will permit me to return back to the presence of my Heavenly Father together with my family.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday and in every moment. That is the wonderful thing about the Gospel, it applies to all areas of life. When I'm feeling tired and impatient in the middle of the night with our crying child, I need prayer. When I'm making big decisions that will effect my life and the life of my family, I am grateful for the counsel of living prophets. And when I struggle with life, temptation, and my own inadequacies, I strive to apply the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I feel that this gospel is a blessing. For that reason I served a full-time mission in Chile, and strove to find people searching for peace in their own lives. It was a blessing to serve the Lord in that way, and I learned a lot about our Heavenly Fathers love for all of His children as I saw there lives blessed through the gospel that He had given me. Christ said, "If you love me, keep my commandments" John 1415 I try to do this and feel blessed for it.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

The teachings of the Church have strengthened my family immensely. They have taught us that a husband has the responsibility to lead his family in righteousness while providing for and protecting his wife and children. In a world full of fatherless families, our leaders have been clear in the responsibilities that husbands have to their families. Further, we have been taught that mothers are to nurture and care for their families. There is no more important job in all of society than that of a mother. It is them that shape future generations and care for those that need them most—the children. Now, in these responsibilities husband and wife are equals, although not the same. Though in many realms they serve different roles they are to support and help one another. Like wings on a plane they support each other. If they were the same it would not fly. Such is the family, a mother and father bring together their divine traits and together work to establish the most sacred unit of society—the family. Show more Show less