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Hi I'm Sam

I am a husband, father, and finance manager. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm outside a small town in Idaho. I am a husband and father, with 5 children 3 girls, 2 boys. I have a career in financial analysis, budgets, and planning. I enjoy most sports - my favorites to watch are baseball and football, but my favorite to play is golf. Our family also enjoys gardening together, although not all of my children enjoy it as much as I do! 

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family, so I was taught the gospel from a young age. I have always felt that the teachings of the church were true. As I got older, I received many powerful witnesses of these truths through the influence of the Holy Ghost. I am grateful that each of us can receive a witness of truth in this same way from our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I regularly attend worship services and other church activities. Just attending has never been enough for me - I've always found my greatest blessings through service. I have taught Sunday school classes, been a Cubmaster and Scoutmaster, organized service projects, and many other experiences. Each of these "callings" has been a treasured experience as I have learned much and grown stronger in my love for others and for our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

My wife is the most important person in my life. I love her with all my heart, and I firmly believe that a loving God would not allow that relationship to terminate at death. In fact, He intends for our marriage and family relationships to extend forever. To me, this is the greatest blessing he could provide - that my wife and I can continue to be married in the next life, and that our relationship with our children, our parents, and other family members will also stay intact. These eternal family relationships are a great blessing, available to all who live worthy of and enter into temple covenants. Show more Show less