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Hi I'm Phil

I grew up in Utah. I joined the Church when I was 21 years old. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a beautiful wife and a father to three children. I enjoy sports but I'm not the best at them. I try. The Utah Jazz is my team. I love the outdoors. Camping, fishing, mountain biking, boating, etc.. I am an Electrical Contractor  

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in Utah I had always known about the Church but was convinced never to join. At 17, living in Hurricane, two missionaries stopped by and I remember how intrigued I was that they were so positive and happy. I was in a period of my life where I felt there were no answers. I felt alone without hope. The manner that these Elders carried themselves had a huge impact. Nothing came of this first positive encounter but it was the first spark. In the next few years I wandered. Looking for answers and only getting more questions. I dated a member for a while until religion sent me running. And then I met a new girl.... As I began dating my future wife we started attending church. My defensive wall against the Church came down a little. I started watching the Latter Day Saints all around me, the way they lived their lives. My wall came down a little more. Soon I realized I needed to confront religion and find out where I stand. A scripture that I clung to through this was Matthew 7:16-20 By their fruits ye shall know them. The fruits of the church were one of the first things I noticed, from the leadership and the members. I was particularly impressed with the humanitarian efforts.If there was a disaster or a need they were always there. The organization was fantastic. From the Book of Mormon I loved Mosiah 2:17 When ye are in the service of your fellow men ye are only in the service of your god.Also Moroni 7:13 God inviteth to do good. I was raised believing in god and I was taught to pray. I never lost hope in these two truths -I never quit praying through all of these years. As things unfolded in front of me I always prayed to be guided in what I should do and where I should go in my life. Here was a Church with good fruits, where members served their fellow men, and it did nothing but invited me to do good. I yearned and desired to know if it was true...then there came a hope that it was in fact true. With this weak and fragile beginning I was baptized.

How I live my faith

 I do my best to serve my Family, the specific families my Church asks me to watch over and care for, my neighbors and my community. I feel it is important to be involved in civic matters. As we uphold and promote good laws and vote for able leaders we allow the gospel to grow. At the moment I organize and keep important records for the Church. This helps keep order. Events, phone numbers, birthdates, weddings, meeting schedules, etc., are carefully recorded and stored. This helps everyone in our congregation to better serve and associate with each other.