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Hi I'm Norbert

I am a retired US Air Force Officer, an amiture musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Fir over 20 years I served in the US Air Force and lived 8 of those years overseas. That time was during the Viet Nam War and I was posted in both Thailand and Viet Nam. After retireing from service most of the next 20 years were spent in Governemnt Contracting for all the DoD as well as NASA and the EPA. My wife and I have raised seven children and they all are married. I enjoy fishing and golf when I have the time to relax or play.

Why I am a Mormon

My father had joined the Church while I was serving in Thailand. He was living and working in Australia at the time. When I took Rest and Relaxation leave from Viet Nam, I went to visit him in Australia. Then after my tour was doen I spent a month with him in Australia. It was there I leaned about the Church from him and from the exampel of the little Branch in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. While visiting there we took a fishing trip out to the barrier reef in his boat. Our engine failed us on that reef trip and we spent three days lost at sea. During that trip I learned how to pray and saw prayers answered in very miraculous ways As a result I later joined the Church and have been a member for 40 years. I have never regretted my decision. I have had countles experiences that have added to my testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel. I know for certain that this is the true Church and the only way back home to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Over my 40 years in the Church most of my church service has been in Scouting. In many of the places where we have lived we had Church welfare farms where we could assist in planting, cultivating and harvesting crops for our Bishops storehouses. These have been special experiences for me to assist others by helping grow and prepare the food to sustain the needy. Most recently I have been called to be a Bishop in my local congregation. This is a very special experience to be able to work with all aspects of the local congregation and the community. During this calander year which is the 75th year of our Church Welfare System, our congregation will have the opportunity to work with the local government's social services department in reorganizing the suervised familly meeting rooms. This is where troubled famlies meet under supervision to learn parenting skills. We look forward to helping our community strengthen thier families in this way.