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Hi I'm Bill

I love to hike, mountain bike, stay in shape and help others and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life!! I have a great number of hobbies and interests that can absorb most of my time. Being retired for six years now I find that I am able to do soooo much with those extra hours each day. When outside with friends or family I like to hike, mountain bike, camp and play sports like golf or softball. However, I find that the two most wonderful times are living and sharing great moments with my dear wife and being with her as well as helping my family and others who need my help, encouragement and support. Nothing brings me greater satisfaction and a meaning of self-worth. I went to college, became intimately involved with my life long trade of Machinist and Tool and Die work and concluded my career by working for the University of California at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as an engineering supervisor. Between my wife and I we have 8 children 7 daughters and a weed, I mean son, and 16 grandchildren who we love so very much. Most importantly, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and knowing who I am and my eternal value and worth has helped make me the person I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born in a family where my mother was a Mormon and my father was not. She would take us children to church often and did so for many years until I was a teenager. At that point in life where you really don't know who you are I became confused about much. A new family moved into our area and went to church with us. Their son became my best friend. He told me that he was going on a mission for the church and as we came near the date to leave he let me know of his deep feelings about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how endebted he was to Him for what He had done for us all. It touched me deeply and I could feel of his deep sincerity. I found that I had a deep desire to "know" as he did so I put it to the test. After reading the Book of Mormon with the intent to know of its truthfulness and praying sincerely that I might receive a witness from God, I was given a witness that I could never excuse or deny that the Book of Mormon was, indeed, sent from God. The prophets that wrote in the Book of Mormon gave me deep insight pertaining to the Gospel of Christ. As I began my study of the Holy Bible it became much clearer to me. I am so grateful for the wisdom of our Savior in providing both Testaments of his Divinity. The rest is history and my life has been one of an example of what I know to be true. 

How I live my faith

 By having the greatest example in our lives to follow it's really not difficult to live my faith. As I read the life of the Savior I can't help but want to be like him. His life epitomized the essence of a life wherein love for his fellowman was of supreme importance. Being of service to my fellow man is perhaps the experience in my life that brings the greatest joy. Where I live I am actively involved with missionaries as they search out the honest in heart. Helping them brings great happiness as we see many baptized and desiring to follow the Savior. Serving my family and seeing them rise up from challenges and sadness is of great worth and brings supreme joy to my life. Being acquainted with those outside of my family who are also suffering through hardships helps me to understand the great eternal love that our Savior has for us and inspires me to help lift up the hands that hang down and strengthen the feeble knees. This is what life is all about and it is how I live my fatih.