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Hi I'm Ross

I was born and raised in Edmonton, Canada. I am in sales and marketing, and I'm a Mormon and love it.

About Me

I was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta, and since have moved to the Greater Vancouver area. After High School, I worked several jobs locally and served as a life guard during the summer times. I later joined the U.S. army, and was stationed in Germany for three years, which was quite an experience. I graduated from BCIT in Administrative Management. I have worked in sales and marketing for most of my life, and currently work for a printed circuit board manufacturer. I have been very blessed with my employment throughout my life, but at times it has been a struggle. Thankfully for my supportive wife, we have survived and prospered. I have had a very, very interesting life. I have a great memory for faces...I just need to remember the names. I have traveled around the world and have met many interesting people. I am some what of a history buff.

Why I am a Mormon

One of the reasons I am a Mormon, is I am a very curious person by nature. I seek knowledge on an on-going basis. Initially, I had heard the missionary discussions at least ten times, while my wife was taking them. Anyway, I met an Elder from Boston and went through some questions regarding whether I believed. Finally, he looked me in the face this guy was an excellent salesman in my opinion and asked me "what is holding you back from being baptized?" I was shocked and responded, "Nothing." He asked, "When would you like to be baptized?" I asked him what Jesus's birthday was, and decided to get baptized on that day 6 April 2004. I have never looked back. I love church history and have always found it very interesting. I find that the church can help you with any facet of your life, including prayer, family, basically ALL things. My favorite class to attend on Sunday is Sunday School. There is never anything as a dumb question in this church. I have learned respect for all people, ideas, and practices. I also love to live the Lord's law of health. In essence my life has changed radically, and I love it.

How I live my faith

I took on an assignment to teach the men. It has been a challenge, because some times I am not very familiar with a topic. However, this is how we learn, by the things that we do not know. The Church has plenty of information for us to learn from and prepare for unfamiliar topics. I pray as often as possible, even daily. I help others, even if they are not Mormon, and do my best to make people service. I believe that serving others is a way of serving God. I read my scriptures often by myself and with my wife. I believe in God, and that He has given me a purpose in life. Once a month at church, I share my testimony in front of the congregation which has built my faith and spirituality. This is something that is unique, and I love it. I love my church and the comradeship with its social connections and associations with fellow members. Thankfully, because of my travel, the church is the same everywhere and teaches the same lesson around the world each week so I get the same lesson wherever I am. Paying tithing has given my better money management and has, believe it or not, begun to bring us out of debt. I love to listen to the prophet and apostles during the Semi-Annual General Conference meetings every April and October.