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Hi I'm Vance

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah as a Non-Mormon and was joined the Church when I was 17. I have a beautiful wife and 6 children.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 23 year. Our oldest child is 21 and our youngest is 11. We have 6 children - three boys and three girls. They keep us on our toes. We have moved a lot and have lived in many states across the US. I enjoy skiing and taking care of my fish (sort of). My favorite TV shows are: American Restoration; Pawn Stars; and Storage Wars. I also enjoy HGTV and DIY. I work in the insurance industry and have done so for the past 20 years. We have been blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 17 when I was baptized. My family wasn't very happy with my decision; but, they have grown more supportive over time. When I was young, I was worried about "Life after Death" and had many questions that went unanswered. Learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Plan for my Salvation was opening a new world to me. The Church does not "force" its teachings upon anyone and encourages each individual to find out for themselves. There is a God and He does answer prayers if you go to him with a sincere heart. I have discovered and rediscovered this many times throughout my life.

How I live my faith

I consider myself active in the church. i go with my family each Sunday and attend all my meetings. Through the church, my family has multiple opportunities to serve others. The teachings of the church help with standards for our children that I don't struggle with: how they should dress; piercings and tattoos; what age to date; etc. Being led by a current "Moses", a living prophet,helps us know what God wants us to do. Our children have a broader perspective as a result and I'm just trying to be a better person as a result at home; work; or in the community.