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Hi I'm Will

I have three young, energetic children. I'm starting a new career. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished school, and I'm starting a new career as an attorney. I know it will be challenging, but I'm excited to begin working. My wife and I have been married for 6 years. I like to mountain bike, camp, and spend time with my kids. I have three kids, ages 4, 2, and 5 months, so life is definitely busy. Life is busy, but it's good!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, so I would describe my conversion as a process. I learned a lot of good principles and teachings during my early years, but it wasn't until I was a teenager that I decided I needed to know for myself whether this is God's true church. I prayed and pleaded with Heavenly Father to help me know whether this was His Church, and where He wanted me. I felt his Spirit confirm to me so strongly that I cannot deny this is His Church and where He wants His children to be. Since that time, the Lord has blessed me in so many ways! I have certainly felt's God's love as he has directed me in making some of the most important decisions of my life, and I know he blesses me on a daily basis. Life isn't perfect, and my family certainly has challenges, but I know that with the Lord's help, I can overcome any challenge that life brings. My desire is to live my life in such a way that when those challenges come, God will help me to overcome. I'm not perfect. Like anyone, I make mistakes. That's why I'm so grateful that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for the sins of the world. That includes my sins. That includes your sins. I know that through the atonement of Jesus, I can be forgiven of my sins and remain in good standing with God. No matter what mistakes I or any of God's children make, He stands waiting, with open arms, for us to repent and return to Him. It is my goal to live my live as God would want me to, so I can live with God, and with my family, forever.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the church as an assistant and counselor to our ward's bishop. I help coordinate meetings and do whatever I can to help our bishop as he serves and helps the members of our ward in a variety of ways. One of the best parts about my church service is visiting the members of our church in their homes. I love getting to know each member of our ward better, and looking for ways that we can serve them better and help them strengthen their relationship with God and Jesus Christ. I also get to participate in activities with the youth (the teenagers) in our ward. Whether it's participating in service projects, putting on skits, scout camp, or a Sunday school lesson, I always appreciate their enthusiasm, energy, and their love for the Savior. Most importantly, I try to live my faith by being a good dad. I know God is a perfect father, and he loves each of His children. I always try to provide for my family and let each of my kids know that I love them and care about them. It's not always easy, especially when my kids want to be so independent. Sometimes our "quality family time" seems to turn out to be a total disaster. But when they tell me they love me, I know my kids appreciate my effort, and our relationship is strengthened.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Will
No, we don't worship Joseph Smith. We do recognize him as a prophet, however, just like one of the Old Testament prophets who talked with God and proclaimed the teachings of God to the people. Through Joseph Smith, God restored the fullness of His teachings and priesthood authority to the earth. While the significance of this restoration cannot be trivialized, we do not pray to Joseph Smith or direct our worship towards him. Rather, we pray to, honor, and praise God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. After all, this is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and God continues to lead this Church through prophets like Joseph Smith. Show more Show less