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Hi I'm Neal

I grew up in a family of 8 children in Riverton, Utah. I design, furnish and supply the workplace. I love history. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a husband and a father of three daughters. I work a demanding job and have a second job to help make ends meet (and sometimes a third!). I try to be active in my community and my church. I like to read biographies and history. I like to explore the outdoors with my family and occasionally take an excursion on mountain bikes with my friends. I worry a lot about how to keep everything in balance. I remain hopelessly optimistic that life is good and the future is bright.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, and I don't recall a time that I haven't loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ. My life's journey has been wonderful, but not always easy. I have experienced the death of loved ones, the loss of employment, the loss of a home, the illness of a child, and other hardships and insecurities that all of us face. I choose to remain faithful because through all of life's experiences, the gospel of Jesus Christ has given me the perspective to know that each trial has purpose, that there is strength beyond my own to help me persevere and overcome, that each trial shall pass, and that the reward of an eternal life with those that I love the most, is a promise worth any price. The truth that God lives, that Jesus Christ is my redeemer, that His gospel is restored in this day and that because of that I can feel joy even through difficulty and trial fills me with hope and courage to face each day. I love this gospel, I love this church and I am grateful for the defining influence it has in my life. I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to live in the same community for 26 years. In difficult times, many friends and neighbors have come to our rescue - financially, emotionally and spiritually. We try hard to give back in little ways - call and visit friends that are ill or troubled, bring in meals to neighbors in need, spend time in our kids' schools and at their events. The church seems to be at the center of our social life and affords so many opportunities to serve. I love my quiet worship time when I can read the scriptures, pray and reflect, but I feel the spirit of my Heavenly Father most strongly when I am with His children, serving and being served. It is then I feel His love.