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Hi I'm Mark

I love to climb mountains, and am a world traveler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a college town in the Western part of the U.S. I have lived in Indiana, Utah, New York and in Chile. I have college degrees in Spanish and Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. My interests are reading, basketball, mountain-climbing, chess and my family. I have hiked the Narrows in Zion's Natioinal Park and have also summited Mount Timpanogas and Kings Peak in Utah. I am a father of four children and eleven grandchildren.   I have had the opportunity to travel all over the world including Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands and have gained a greater appreciation for my own culture and religion while also gaining a greater appreciation of the cultures and religions of others. A few of my favorite quotes are “If you seek happiness for yourself you will never find it. Only when you seek happiness for others will it come to you.” “A good deed done today can change the outcome of tomorrow”. “Life should be about being good to people out of pure kindness, not out of expectation of reward or recognition, but because it is the right thing to do.  

Why I am a Mormon

Although I am a third or fourth generation Mormon, I am also a convert. I gained a testimony of the Savior while a teenager preparing to serve a mission. My life has been blessed more than words can express because of my committment to our Heavenly Father and through serving His children. My religion has brought me peace and happiness and a posterity that shares the peace and happiness which is only possible through following the example of the Savior. I love being a Mormon would sincerely hope that everyone could have the opportunities and blessings that I have had as a result of belonging to this wonderful Church.

How I live my faith

One of the great benefits of being a Mormon is the opportunities to serve others. Some of the ways that I have lived my faith include serving a two-year mission for my Church, weeding beets on a Welfare Farm, canning goods for the needy, helping widows and single sisters with yard work, and doing family history and genealogy for my ancesters and many other service opportunities too numerous to mention.   

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe that God is literally the Father of our Spirits and that we lived with him in the pre-existence. We were created by our Father in Heavenly in his image and likeness. Both our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ have physical bodies like we do but they are perfected, immortal resurrected beings. We have the potential to become like them if we follow the example of the Savior and have Faith in Him. Show more Show less