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Hi I'm William

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my mid-forties, have been married 22 years, and have 4 kids. I've been working in the IT industry for about 25 years, currently as a project manager. I'm taking college classes to enhance my career, although it's challenging to balance work, home, and school together. I can't say I have much time for personal hobbies lately but I used to love running, martial arts, the outdoors, fishing, and was learning to fly. Hopefully there will be time again someday.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a member of the church so I was raised LDS (father was Catholic but didn't attend). Growing up the church taught me to lead a good & honest life, to believe in God, to trust in Jesus Christ as my savior, and pray. The church kept me out of trouble growing up. Even though I was happy with the church and my beliefs, I never had to put my faith to any serious test though. That test came when my bishop called to visit with me and asked if I had considered serving as a missionary. At the time I had started my career through a very lucky break and being a missionary would require me to give that up. I also needed to know for sure that what I had been taught wasn't just good principles to live by, but was true. To me this was a crossroad in my life and who I would be. I had to know for sure. This bishop showed me a scripture that talked about how to develop faith. He challenged me to read the Book of Mormon to find out if it was true. I had alway been taught that God answered prayers and I couldn't think of a more important time to get an answer. I decided to do as the bishop challenged, read the Book of Mormon myself, and find out for myself before I could teach anyone else. I found out for myself that God is there & does answer prayers, the Book of Mormon was from Him just like the Bible, and everything I had been taught in the LDS church really was true. I then was able to serve as a missionary with an honest heart. It's been many years since then and I've had countless additional experiences that have confirmed my faith, but this was the moment I found out for myself. My life has been so much better because of this.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the LDS church isn't something you do occasionally, it become part of who you are. The principles taught guide my dealings with other people, how I treat my wife and children, and how I live. It gives me an assurance when life gets hard that I'm not alone. I honestly can't think of a part of my life that it doesn't affect. It is who I am. As a member of the church I have actively taken part in volunteer work within the church. I have served in many different positions over the years including several years working with youth and teaching. I am serving now as a leader in the Sunday School program.