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Hi I'm Grant

Though Singing is my passion, my Family's my inspiration. It's the people in our lives that bring us true Happiness! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm a father of six--though sometimes, six can feel like twenty! You see, we're an extremely active family: with Soccer, Clogging, Piano, Opera and Homeschool. I've even geared up my kids for hiking; even in the Winter. Whenever I'm not competing, performing, serving in the church, coaching, or keeping up with college and professional sports on TV; I also work a full-time job in Pharmaceutical Sales! To keep things in order, we keep a pretty tight family calendar. Why so busy? To me, living life to it's fullest is an important part of living the Gospel. As a parent, I'm trying to teach my children to have a zeal for life. The secret: find out what you're good at and what you enjoy. Wherever these intersect is a great place to spend your time. I know my children will follow my example more than what I say. So, I try to act accordingly with good activities and include them! Even though my wife and I both have college degrees, she doesn't earn a regular paycheck for her work. Hopefully, our kids will make wise choices to reward her for her sacrifices! I don't know who said it first, buy my motto is: "Nothing great was ever acheived without ENTHUSIASM!"

Why I am a Mormon

It's simple. God didn't send His Son to the Earth today, when we have HD television and high-speed internet. If this were the case, we could've watched the betrayal of Judas and the mock proceedings of Pilate, only on YouTube or even live. We would've had knowledge rather relying on Faith. No! He sent His Son to fulfill His mission when mankind would have to rely on Faith, on God, alone. Why? Like Peter of the New Testament, it is through our own, personal revelation by the Holy Spirit that we will know of Christ's Divine Sonship and Atonement; the truth of the Book of Mormon, and of the Restoration of His Gospel in these Latter Days. This is why I'm a Mormon. I've read the Scriptures and prayed to ask my Heavenly Father if these things are true. I've received my answer. Have you read and prayed? Try this: read James 1:5 and/or Moroni 10:3-5 and follow the precribed course of action. I know God has a Plan of Happiness for us. I know the Family is an integral part of this Plan. No other church has such a Family Focus as the "Mormon" Church (BTW, we prefer: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). The very structure of the Church is organized to strenghten this basic unit of God's Plan. With all the junk Hollywood and Politics keep throwing at us, this Family Focus is intimately helpful to me as a husband and father. God is the perfect Father. He is our example for the relationships in our life. If you're curious how God treats us and how we should treat each other, see Galations 5:22-23 and D & C 121: 36-46 (Doctrine and Covenants). I testify that if you live this way, you will be happy (see Matthew 22:36-40).

How I live my faith

In the community, I volunteer as a youth soccer coach, in the local Boy Scouts of America, and provide free vocal performances/lessons. This is a way for others to see how the application of the Gospel can bring Joy! Over the years, I've volunteered in the Church Music Programs, as a leader with the Youth Programs, and as a leader of the adult men's group in our congregation. I served a two-year mission for the people of Spain, Las Palmas (Canary Islands). This is where I learned fluent Spanish--after three years of French in HS and college--lol! Currently, I serve as a Secretary for our Bishop--setting appointments for him and providing another perspective, when requested and appropriate. I try to visit and serve four other Church families on a monthly basis as their Hometeacher. Service is at the core of our Church (Mosiah 2:17). The leaders of the "Mormon" Church are not paid. To make money doing God's work doesn't feel right to me. Our reward should be in Heaven, right? I know this is true. A few years back we had the privilege of helping families who were victims of devastating flooding locally. We got to tear down contaminated dry-wall and clear waist-high mud from within these people's homes and property. Though no money changed hands, it was incredibly rewarding. Whether serving regularly within the Church or in more severe circumstances, I have never felt closer to my Savior than when I'm serving others. With His Atonement and Death, He gave the ultimate service for all of us! Service to and from our neighbors provides us a microcosm of the Savior's love for us (Alma 7:10-13).