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Hi I'm Mark

I love playing basketball and watching football. I enjoy laughing each and every day. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Mark. My hobbies pretty much revolve around sports and I have played many of them (like basketball and baseball) since I was very young. I served a two year church mission in Portugal and West Africa and got to meet a lot of wonderful people while I was there. One of my memorable experiences on my mission is baptizing those who accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ in a cove in the Atlantic Ocean. Those were peaceful and powerful experiences. I later graduated from Brigham Young University and later Arizona State University. I am currently married and am the proud father of 3 little daughters (otherwise known as princesses).

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family where both my Mom and Dad were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It wasn't until I was 12 or 13 that I really started to ask myself if this was truly Christ's church. I had always said my prayers and knew that there was a God and that he answered my prayers. However, I wanted to know for myself if this was truly his church. I prayed for many months to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I can still remember like it was yesterday the day that I was sitting in church one day during a testimony meeting and I felt a strong feeling come into my heart and mind that I should go up in front of the congregation and bear testimony of the Book of Mormon. I knew then as I know now that it is the word of God. Later while I was on a youth trip in Nauvoo, Illinois I stood in the jail where the prophet Joseph Smith was killed. The Holy Ghost witnessed to me personally that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God and indeed saw God and Jesus Christ when he prayed to know what church to join. I have had too many experience to recount but my testimony and witness of the Savior is sure. He lives! This is his church and his work.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means serving others. Most recently I have served with the young men in my church in Boy Scouts. I love working with them and enjoy seeing them grow up and become more like men. I think the greatest part about working with young men is that they are in the phase of life where they are making a lot of big decisions. I enjoy working with them and encouraging them to seek their answers in prayer and by reading what the prophets have taught through the ages.