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Hi I'm Gary

I'm a Mormon, a father of 3 boys and I love to ski - snow or water it doesn't matter.

About Me

My profession is marketing. I have worked for Pillsbury, Target and eToys, but now I have my own company and I develop marketing programs for Gold and Silver Mining Companies. I love life - skiing, traveling and reading are my hobbies. I come from a family of 14 children and so I am used to being around a lot of people. I love meeting people and learning about what makes them unique. My favorite thing to do is to hang out with my family. It doesn't matter where - on the boat, on the ski hill or just at home.

Why I am a Mormon

The first member of my family to join the mormon church was my 4th great grandmother. She joined the church in 1831 - one year after it was organized. But that is not the only reason I am a member of the church today. I am an active member of the church because it gives me a purpose for living a good life. I go to to church every week because I feel peace there. I feel the love of our Heavenly Father and sense his approval when I help other people with their challenges. I also know He is aware of my challenges and is there to guide me through them when I ask for His help. I know He lives and I have received answers to my prayers that have given me direction in my life.

How I live my faith

My wife, son and I were traveling in Denmark this year and the second day of our trip my wife had a massive stroke, which paralyzed her left side. I immediately realized what was happening and took her directly to a hospital. She had a brain scan and the doctor had not seen a larger blood clot in anyone's brain before. The doctor was not confident that the clot busting medication would work on my wife. I gave my wife a priesthood blessing and prayed that she would recover from the paralysis. I sent an email to our family, a few friends and members of our congregation. Many people prayed for her recovery. I was so grateful to have such a supportive family and congregation who prayed and fasted for my wife. She recovered fully and after several weeks was able to leave the hospital without any visible effects from the stroke. She had a miraculous recovery and I believe it was the faith and prayers of our family and church friends that made the difference. I will always be grateful to them for their support. I could feel God's presence during the most challenging times of this experience and I know she was miraculously healed. I served a 2 year mission for our church in Brazil. I learned portuguese and I learned to love brazilians - an easy thing to do since they are such wonderful people. My brothers served missions in Taiwan, Ecuador, Canada, Argentina and the Phillipines. Today I have a son serving a mission in El Salvador and another son getting ready to go on a mission too. I love the experiences that being a mormon provides for me and my family.