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Hi I'm Geary

I grew up in Oregon. I am married with 10 children and 22 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon and converted at age 19.

About Me

I love playing chess, skiing and hanging out with my grand-kids. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Masters and spent most of my working career in technology managing sales organizations. In my career, I traveled extensively to all the countries that have computer wafer chip manufacturing. Now, I mostly stay home because I created a completely local based business that has no travel so that I can be with my grand-kids.

Why I am a Mormon

At 19 years old, I was introduced to the Mormons by my inactive room-mate friend. Although I was very socially active at the time, I felt incomplete, even lonely. My friend spoke with his parents and they decided to send the young men missionaries to ask if I were interested in learning more that what their son had explained. I was mildly interested and agreed. After several weeks of discussion, it became very clear to me that these young men of a similar age as me at the time, had a much greater understanding of life than I did. Most of all, they seemed to much happier and self-assured. So, I grew to trust what they said and eventually gained my own testimony of what they taught me. I eventually asked to be baptized.  

How I live my faith

Today, I serve as our local Ward Church mission leader. However, I have served in many teaching positions to the adults and youth. Teaching the Gospel is where I find my greatest rewards. 

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

The Church is perfectly organized by the perfect organizer, God. It meets the needs of all God's children because it's purpose is to support the family, which is the fundamental unit of God's family. We feel His love when we participate in family experiences and the Church gives help and direction on how families can bless one another. If our extended family is not close by, we feel a part of our local ecclesiastical organization. Most of God's children respond positively to the value of families. Show more Show less