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Hi I'm Bill

I love to sing. I am a father of three grown children. I am a facilities manager and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a third generation Canadian. My childhood was that of many military children moving from one city to another. I had a speech impediment throughout my childhood and teen years. I always loved to sing and it was recommended by the speech therapists that I sing in the Winnipeg Boys Choir to help with my stutter. My speech has improved but I don't believed that it was due to singing but it may have helped. To this day, singing is a part of what I love. I sang my first solo at the age of 18 and I would rather be a soloist then be a choir member, both have their awards. I played football in high school and afterward playing in the Canadian Junior Leaque. I later coached football for 3 years and truly enjoyed it. I am a father of three children. I was a volunteer and a professional scouter for over 25 years. Scouting has been a very positive experience for my boys as well as myself. I have assisted in building a number of homes for family members and myself. I have been involved in real estate in various capacities from building, selling, appraising to managing. I have enjoyed all the different areas but realize that I am better at some than others. Today I am a facilities manager caring for 53 church facilities. I am a member of IFMA (International Facilities Management Association) and have received the CFM designation.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youth, missionaries came to our door. Since my grandfather had talked to them years before and had good things to say about them, my mother let them in. As they taught our family I felt good and was baptized with my family when I was 12. After that I was involved in the church attending mutual activities, going to seminary and participating in all other church events. When I was working one summer I felt impressed to stay behind while all my co-workers went for lunch. I knelt down in the cooler and sincerely sought the Lord in prayer. As I did the warm comforting spirit entered my heart and I knew that all that I professed and l lived was true. At that point I decided that I had to serve a mission. I still had a speech impediment which caused me great concern but I knew it was what I need to do. As I served in Scotland and Northern Ireland my speech improved which enabled me to teach and to testify of Christ. I am a mormon because my Heavenly Father knows me and has answered my prayers on many occasions throughout my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a number of different ways. One, by being an example to those around me. Another is to help others. I have had many opportunities to befriend those who are struggling. I have opened my door and brought them in. Others I have just been a listening ear. I have tried not to judge others because we all can run into difficulties and may need another's hand. I have enjoyed serving and sharing my talents at church and plan to continue to do so. I have been involved to doing family history. It has been a struggle at times trying to find my ancestors but a great joy as well. These ancestors have opened my eyes even further to understand Heavenly Father's "Plan of Salvation". I enjoy going to the Temple and helping unite my family for time and all eternity. Living my faith is doing what the Lord has ask me to do.