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Hi I'm Terry Orgill

I own a small business, we have six children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of six children, three boys and three girls. My wife and I feel that our children and grandchildren are our greatest blessing. We started our own swimming pool service business thirty-four years ago. I compare it to having our own family farm. All the children were taught to work there, whether doing janitorial work cleaning the offices, cleaning pools or answering the phones and posting checks, they learned to serve and work. This is similar to the way I was brought up, working in the family business. Sometimes it meant working Saturdays and holidays, late nights and long hours, but it became a great blessing to our family and inspired all our children to get a good education. I am an Eagle Scout and I still love to camp and hike. I will never forget the adult men that gave their time to me when I was a boy. They are my heros.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS Church and I think my earliest recollection of our faith that touched me deeply inside was the story of Joseph Smith's First Vision of God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. As a young boy, from the first time I heard this story, I believed it was true. Later after graduating from high school and moving far from my parents and family, I began to be complacent and drift from my boyhood faith. But as I look back now, a loving Heavenly Father allowed me to have the struggles and challenges I needed to overcome my lack of sincerity and foolishness and kneel before him in prayer and ask for a blessing that I might know what to do with my life and how I might be forgiven of my sins. Always before when I prayed, I realize now, that I only offered the Lord part of my heart. At age nineteen, I was working at a lumber yard with a young man who was serching for God in his own life. After many long conversations with this young man, and telling him about the LDS Church, I suddenly came to the realization of my great hypocrisy. I could not even look at myself in the mirror I was so ashamed. I gave only 'lip service' to my faith but as yet had never committed all my heart to my Lord and Savior. As I knelt one evening an offered up my heart, my life, my sins to Him, the Holy Ghost witnessed to me that my sins were forgiven and led me to know what I should do with my life. It was a most sacred and intimate answer to my prayer. My life changed forever. Sometime later I realized that as a Mormon, I had never really read the Book of Mormon from start to finish. I read now with desire and interest. I finshed in less that five weeks and asked God to give me a great testimony of this book. I was humbled to realize that the impressions and feelings of the Spirit that I was given during my reading were a greater testimony than any great vision could be. It is true, this I know.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the bishop of our congregation. It is a wonderful calling from God. It helps me to examine my own life and offers me the great opportunity to serve others. I love the members of our congregation and those who are not members and are serching for truth and guidence in their lives. I help to bring the blessings and programs of membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to those who come searching. I love to share my testimony of the Savior and help to teach them to give him all their heart. I also work full time as a business owner.