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Hi I'm Bruce

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in the church, served a mission to Peru and eventually moved to Colorado with my family.

About Me

I grew up in a rural community, learning how to work caring for the land and our animals. It taught me a lot about being a "handyman" and relying on my own abilities. Sports have been my relaxation outlet as we were always able to get a community game going. College led me to an engineering degree and I now work in the aerospace industry. I have a family of 7 and have truly enjoyed the process of watching them grow and mature.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the mormon church and have been blessed to have been taught strong christian values all of my life. Somehow it has always made sense that there is a personable God that knows me, loves me and wants to help me learn to follow him. I have experienced a great sense of satisfaction and peace as I have been asked to serve within the church. I've been a missionary, a teacher, a youth leader and a priesthood leader. In each of these opportunities I know that I have been led to help others in a way that is beyond my own understanding - truly an inspiration from a loving Heavenly Father. Serving this way has taught me that God talks not only to mankind, but he talks to me as an individual. Maybe whispers to me is a better way to describe it, as these subtle promptings are always soft and quiet and have consistently helped me to make good decisions. Simply stated, having a living God actively participate in my life has helped me to become a better father, husband, employee and individual.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a Bishop in our ward. This provides me many opportunities to associate with both the teenagers and adults living near my home. With the teenagers, I get the chance to teach them about the Savior and help them to find their own path to knowing God. It is also a chance to participate in some of their fun activities such as camping, sports and service projects. Some of my choicest experiences have been when we have gone into the community to perform some service - painting, weeding, collecting food for the local foodbank, or whatever - and sharing the day with these young men and women as they learn to look beyond themselves and help others that they may not even know. With the adults, it is a chance to coordinate our efforts such that we can meet the needs of the members of the ward. Some of these needs are physical such as helping them move, teaching them a "preparedness" skill, or even finding a job. At other times it is a chance to help them find peace as they face their individual struggles. It is a great experience to have access to the hands of "many", so that we can help the "few".