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Hi I'm Phil

I love my wife, kids, sports, technology, outdoors, traveling, strategy games, and dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of four. Yeah, some people think I'm crazy for having "so many" kids, but I tell you what, I can't imagine life any other way. My life is about family, and my wife and kids give each day greater meaning and purpose. We love to travel and explore, play sports and games of all kinds, meet new people, and enjoy wholesome recreational activities. We spend a lot of time of together, we love each other, and we're committed to being there for each other during life's ups and downs. I love my wife, she's my confidant and friend, and we're commited to each other and the life we're building together. Our greatest desire is to show our kids how to live life, to help them grow and develop, and to empower them to become the best they can be.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith connects me to life and to the world all around me. It guides my decisions, actions, and service to others. It would be easy to say that I “inherited” my faith, but anyone who knows about spiritual things knows that faith is a personal matter. I’m committed to living the teachings and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and know firsthand that they have blessed my life and the life of my family. My faith teaches me how to be a better person, husband, and father. But, more importantly, my faith has taught me who my personal Savior is and that his grace and love is sufficient for me to follow him and join in his ministry. I’ve lived all over the United States and in Europe, and have found that while there are some differences between people, there is much more we share in common. The vision of the teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ are one of the greatest unifying forces for good throughout the world and a source of true joy. I consider it a privilege and honor to have the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and to know there are living prophets of God on earth. I am a Mormon because my faith connects me with life in a way that nothing else can.

How I live my faith

One of the most amazing things about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that everyone gets involved. No matter what your age, occupation, social or economic status, everyone is needed, everyone is valued, and everyone contributes. Leaders serve and servants lead, there is no place for elevated status or seeking for position in our faith. Everyone serves one another in God’s kingdom. I’ve served as a youth and adult gospel teacher, president of an adult men’s organization, counselor in congregational leadership, member of area leadership, and president of a young men’s organization among many other callings. In each calling, I’ve had the opportunity to serve with and learn from others. In the church, no one serves alone. Positions of service in the church rotate frequently and give everyone the chance to learn and grow, regardless of your background and prior experience. Part of my monthly responsibilities involves visiting the homes of other members. My faith gives us “watch care” assignments that are designed to make sure no one is forgotten and allows our congregational leadership a means to care for each member of the flock. We take an interest in the lives of others, look outside of ourselves, share our blessings, and carry one another’s burdens. This is one small way that I participate in the ministry of Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

God's work is not finished. He has restored the gospel of Jesus Christ through modern day prophets and has commanded them to to teach all nations, kindreds, tongues, and peoples. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and am committed to following his teachings and doctrines. Everything I do in my faith is predicated upon my love for and belief in Jesus Christ. It's my responsibility to follow him, serve him, and teach my children to develop faith in him. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Faith is a personal matter and requires personal commitment and effort. Hope kindles faith, and faith is the foundation of personal belief. We increase faith in Jesus Christ by accepting him as our personal Savior, by following his teachings, and by keeping his commandments. Show more Show less