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Hi I'm Ian

I grew up in Northern California. I love Les Miserables, soccer and singing out loud in my car. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my wife and my family with all my heart. When we get together during the holidays or for someone's birthday, we like to cook really yummy meals and play all types of games including Disney kareoke, bocci ball, NBA Jam and crossword puzzle competition (boys vs. girls, usually). I love running around and playing games with my neices and nephews that stretch my creative juices to their max! I also love playing all types of sports including basketball, baseball, soccer, & golf. Though I love the thrill of competition I usually just enjoy having a good time (and getting some excercise). I feel very blessed in my life to have been able to go to college and to have a great job. More importantly, I feel incredibly grateful for the amazing family of which I am a part.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a firm testimony that the Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture and that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God and that the truths of the gospel have been restored to us today. I have not always known this. Even though I grew up in the church I still came to know for myself of the truth. This process included studying the scriptures, pondering its message and praying to our Heavenly Father for inspired guidance. I continue to live the gospel because I believe the Jesus Christ lives and is leading and guiding His Church through prophets and apostles. I know that just as any loving father wants his children with him, our Heavenly Father wants us to return to Him as well. These are the truths of the gospel that motivate me to live a good, faithful life. I believe that living my life in accordance with the gospel will help bring my wife and my family closer together during our earthly life and enable us to live together for eternity.

How I live my faith

I lead the organization for men betwen the ages of 18 and 45 (approximately). In this organization, I ensure that we have a teacher assigned every Sunday to teach us concerning the gospel of Jesus Christ. We also organize service projects such as helping elderly people move in and out of the community, clean the chapel where we worship, visit people who are sick and/or sad, and participate in community-wide coastal cleanups. In addition, all the men in our organization, including myself, are called as hometeachers. In this capacity, we are all assigned a companion as a fellow hometeacher and a few families in the community to visit, or "teach" in their "home" on a regular basis.