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Hi I'm Bruce

I'm a Mormon who is thankful for my wife, my 7 children and 16 grandchildren. I love to go fun places with my grandkids.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church since I was 8 years old - a year after my parents joined the Church. I married my high school sweetheart in the Los Angeles Temple and we were blessed with seven wonderful children. I graduated in the second Computer Science graduating class from Brigham Young University long before the advent of personal computers. I have worked as a programmer analyst for three universities and as the Information Systems Director for two California counties. I am currently a technology consultant to the State of California and own an IT Consulting company with two of my sons. I enjoy being outdoors and love boating, fishing and traveling in general. I lost my wife to cancer in 2009 and have relied heavily on the Savior’s love to carry me through the last couple of years. My family and I receive much hope and comfort from knowing that we will see my wife again and with the Savior’s help we can be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. I know my life is much happier and meaningful when I live by the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and there is no better way to live those principles than as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church has influenced my family in how we treat each other. And because of it, we are a close family that enjoys being together as often as possible. The Church has taught us that everyone is a son or daughter of God and has divine potential. It has encouraged us to reach out to our friends and neighbors and share our blessings with them. We cherish the friendships we’ve made and find much satisfaction in helping others. Life has not been without its challenges, especially during those years my wife was fighting her cancer. During that time the members of the Church provided us with much love and support. Without it I know the pain and discouragement would have been much greater. Lastly, I have felt the Spirit of the Lord many times in my life and I want to do everything I can to prepare for that day when I actually meet Him. I believe He has restored His church in our day so that we have everything we need to prepare to meet him when this life is over. And how glorious that day can be - if we believe in Him and try to live our lives by the example He has given us.

How I live my faith

The most important place I try to live my faith is in my home. Over the years my family has tried to regularly spend time together each week working, playing, studying the scriptures, praying and being part of each others lives. We also enjoy serving in the Church as a family and as individuals. I have had many opportunities to work with both adult and youth programs in the Church. I have had the opportunity to regularly speak in Sunday meetings and to youth groups in various wards of the Church in California. I have helped organize, train and work with a student ward at a California university and have spent much time organizing and supervising activities for young single adults and single adults in Northern California. Some of my most memorable experiences have been while I was serving as a stake or ward missionary for the Church. As a missionary I was able to teach people about Jesus Christ and His restored Church. I was able to see positive changes in their lives when they personally accepted Him. On several occasions I taught the Gospel Principles class in Sunday School for new converts to the Church. It was wonderful to see their growth as they learned to apply the gospel principles in their lives. I am currently blessed with a leadership calling at the stake level in the Church. I hope there are many more opportunities for me to serve in the Lord’s church.