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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. My family and I have lived all over the country.

About Me

I have been married for 13 years. We have 3 kids of 8, 5, and 3 years old. I am the General Manager of a busy downtown restaurant. I am also an AVID sports fan. It really doesn't matter the sport. Football, and futbol being my favorites. I also love to read, and watch my son work on his Tae Kwon Do.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always had a 'spiritual' side. My parents are members of the church, but being an independent youth, I chose my own path. My pride at my physical and intellectual strengths kept me from seeing the possibility of the Joseph Smith story. I spent some time early in college praying for a similar experience as Joseph Smith. Instead of having that experience, the Lord humbled me, then testified through the spirit to my heart that Joseph Smith was His prophet. I finally dug into the Book of Mormon and really learned to have a relationship with our Savior. The best part is, we all make mistakes, and the cleansing feeling of the atonement is real. It truly keeps me going. The joint Testimony of the Bible and the Book of Mormon are unmatched in teaching us how to treat each other. How to really begin to love like He does. It makes me happy.

How I live my faith

At church I teach the scriptures to the 17 and 18 year olds. This gives me good focus and organization to my nightly study. As a family we do our best to be together for a night and have fun. My wife and I are both active at the local YMCA, where she is a preschool teacher, and I take classes with my 8 year old son who practics Tae Kwon Do. I play basketball with a group of older guys once or twice a week. My wife and I live very active and full lives, Sunday being a perfect day of rest where we can worship at church and recharge our batteries for the coming week. Teaching our children gospel principles is the hardest challenge we have. There are so many other influences that can pull us one way or the other. It should be simple. Christ is our Savior, he has ransomed us all. If my kids can just understand that... I know they will be happy.