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Hi I'm Sam

I love my family, my friends, the outdoors and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am married to my sweet wife Michelle, she is my best friend and biggest advocate. I served a mission for the LDS (Mormon) church in the Tucson Arizona area and loved every minute of it. I currently work for a health insurance company and wish to continue my career in the health care industry in one way or another. I love food, soccer, baseball, being in the mountains, guns, photography, four wheeling, camping, hiking, and being with my family!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS faith but I wouldn't say that is why I am a Mormon. Faith and "identifying" with a specific group needs to come from within and can't be given, inherited or integrated. Faith is something that must come from life and its experiences. I am a Mormon because I took the time to explore and came back because I know that God is my father, Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of the world. I also know from my own experience that Joseph Smith did see God the Father and Jesus Christ and that he was a tool in their hands to bring Christs full teachings and authority to the earth. In short, I am a Mormon because it is unalterable truth!

How I live my faith

I try to be a better person day by day, we will never be perfect all at once but with time, patience and humility to allow Heavenly Father to show us our weaknesses we can become a little bit better each day. My wife and I hold callings or opportunities to serve in our local congregation which helps us get out and visit and help our friends and neighbors. At the end of the day being a good neighbor and loving everyone as a child of God is the best way to live our (or any) faith!!!

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

I love the scriptures, I usually get the most dedicated time to read them when I am taking a break at work but it is still amazing to me how every time I pick them up and take a minute to read their inspired words I can feel the peace of the Spirit enter my life. Through scripture study and prayer Heavenly Father can teach us one on one and personally show us His way. Show more Show less