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Hi I'm Gregg

I'm a country boy truck driver from Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my late forties, married to my college sweetheart, who I've known since I was 13, and we have two teenage sons, the oldest of which is currently serving a mission in Paraguay. I love cooking, camping, shooting and even consider myself a bit of an amateur astronomer. I've worked in a number of restaurants and regularly cook at home, but enjoy cooking on camping trips the most. Nothing is quite as peaceful as a cool fall evening in the mountains with your family, friends, good food, and staying up till the early morning hours to view first-hand the wonders of the universe and beyond. Of course somewhere in there, you have to squeeze-in, sitting around the camp fire with a good cup of hot cocoa and melted marshmallows.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife, sons and myself, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church) about 6 years ago, when I was already in my mid forties. We'd been to several churches in the past, but none of them felt quite right. When the missionaries found us, we hadn't been to any church for over two years. One evening the wife and I were discussing religions and why we couldn't find one that felt right. Just before we went to bed, the wife made a somewhat off-handed comment, asking why Heavenly Father couldn't simply send someone to our door, to tell us which church we should attend. The next day I worked a long shift and didn't arrive home until very late. But the following morning, there were the Mormon missionaries knocking on our door. I hate to admit it now, but due to bizarre, untrue rumors I'd heard, I had a very negative impression of the Mormon Church. My wife actually had to caution me to be nice to the missionaries, so I politely listened to what they had to say. I admit I was more than a little curious about them and their church. I must say, I was impressed by their sincerity and what they had to say. After a few months and a great deal of praying, we were all baptized together. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, truly is the Church, which was founded by Jesus Christ Himself, when He was on the Earth. The Church's mission is to teach others about Christ's atoning sacrifice, which provides us all, a way back to Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

As a member of the LDS church, it is important to me to remain active in serving those in need, teaching our youth proper standards and morals, and above all, to have not only a love of, but also a personal relationship with, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I love doing service for others, as by extension, I am actually doing that service for Jesus Christ. As members of the Mormon Church, we strive to remain focused on the fact that in Heavenly Father's eyes, we are all brothers and sisters, and we must be willing to reach out and help those who are truly in need. At Church I help to arrange and teach the Sunday school lessons. Besides our Gospel classes, we also offer classes on Family History (i.e., genealogy work), and community awareness and preparedness.