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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

 I am in my mid-50's and have been a member of this church for over 33 years. I am married to a wonderful woman and together we have raised three sons. Joining the church in my early 20's was the best thing I ever did and that decision has brought so much joy into my life. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I became a member of the Lord's church because I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me of its truthfulness. I have felt that same assurance on countless occasions since then. I received a witness that the Book of Mormon is holy scripture and that Joseph Smith was given the assignment by God to translate and publish that book. I believe that we can enjoy life here on earth to the fullest by abiding by the principles taught by the prophets in that book. I believe that the Lord continues to guide and direct His children here on the earth today by a prophet of God. I believe that if we do our very best to follow the Lord's commandments that He will direct our lives and bless us with peace and true happiness.

How I live my faith

 Throughout my years as a member of the church I have had many opportunities to serve and grow. I served a mission in the South Pacific shortly after I joined the church in my early twenties. I have held various callings and I am currently serving as a bishop of our ward or congregation. Before I was called as bishop, my wife and I worked with the Young Single Adults for four years. It was a wonderful experience to counsel and love them and to see them grow in the gospel. Many of those with whom we worked have now been married in the temple and have begun families of their own. Living life as the Lord would have us is not always easy. We make mistakes and have to change the way we act, but through the teachings of a merciful God we can be forgiven and learn correct Christ-like behavior. When I live my life in accordance with the Master's guidelines I feel His love for me and I feel a sense of peace and joy which can be found nowhere else.