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Hi I'm Glenn

I was born and raised in California, attended college in Utah, and now reside in Colorado. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married, with two high school seniors. My son and daughter both love soccer, and just got a new (used) car. They absolutely love it. I am a civil engineer, working for a local city as a project manager of capital improvement projects. My job entails construction of roadways and traffic signal systems. During my time at home, I enjoy spending time with my wife. We ALWAYS run errands together and love it. During my alone time, I enjoy working in the yard, tending the garden, doing family history research, and reading the scriptures and other gospel centered books.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon when I was nineteen. I had grown up attending a christian church, and professed a belief in Jesus Christ. I was a saved christian. As many teenagers do, I didn't always make right choices, and began doing things I shouldn't have been doing. After graduating high school, I dated a girl from another church in my town. It was a christian church, but a different denomination. I became very uncomfortable when, during the church services, the members would raise their arms and shout loud 'amens'. During prayers, the members would do the same, making it hard to concentrate on worship. Members would also speak in tongues. This was certainly something I wasn't used to, and it made me feel strange. Late one night while preparing to go out with a friend, I was watching television, and saw a commercial talking about Jesus Christ and his visit to the Americas. Seeing this piqued an interest in my heart that I wanted to know more. As a christian, I wanted to know why I hadn't heard about this before. As luck would have it (I consider it God's plan), I worked with a wonderful young lady who was a Mormon. I don't remember when, but I eventually asked her for a Book of Mormon and began to read. I had also developed a liking for this girl, and we started seeing each other. I eventually met with the missionaries at her parent's house because I didn't want my family to know. They were very strong in their beliefs. When my family did find out, I was introduced to anti-mormon literature. I had a strong desire to know the truth about the Mormon church, so I began doing my own research using the Bible as my guide. I didn't own a computer, and the internet wasn't available during those days, so my research was limited. As I would read passages from the Bible, my heart would warm, and I could tell that the spirit was whispering to me of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in the Mormon church. I was then baptized a short time later.

How I live my faith

After I was baptized, I was asked to teach eight year olds the gospel. Talk about intimidating. Here I am, a new convert, and I'm supposed to teach the youth the truth. Don't get me wrong, I loved the gospel, but I'm very shy. I do better with writing then teaching. I've had many responsibilities in the church since then. Most recently, I've been teaching the young men in my ward. I love teaching them the gospel, and sharing my testimony with them. If only I had been taught these truths at their age. I try to read my scriptures on a daily basis, and I attend church weekly. As part of my responsibilities, I also attend church on Wednesday evenings with the youth. I enjoy home teaching the families assigned to me. My companion is my son, and I feel that it is very important to have him with me. When we visit, it teaches him the responsibility of stewardship, and responsibility to others. It also helps him as he prepares to serve a mission for the church.