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Hi I'm Don

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the hapilly married father of six, a busy executive and a humanitarian world traveler. I love being with family (8 grandchildren!), cycling, boating, cooking, and customizing cars with my sons.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 13 years old. It has brought me such hapiness and peace of mind. Before I learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ, I constantly feared that something could happen to my family and I would lose them forever. The first time that I heard the Plan of Salvation and that families can be together forever, I felt a great warmth come over me. A peace and certainty that what I was hearing was true. The gospel has blessed my life in more ways than I could even list. Life is filled with uncertainties, but we don't have to be. Not in the face of anything. Today I have a strong testimony that Jesus Christ lived upon this earth and set the example for us, in the ways that we should live. He sacrificed His life and made it possible for us to have joy in any circumstance. I know what is ahead, and I know that I'm here to choose to make a difference, and I try to do so everyday.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. I strive to live by the Savior's admonition to "Love thy neighbor as thyself" by actively seeking to make it easier for people to live on this earth, choosing to lift others, to be kind and to give people the benefit of the doubt even in high pressure situations. We can treat everyone we meet with respect, a smile, and genuine interest... It makes all the difference. I also have the pleasure of working with people who created a Secomdary School in Kenya, and my wife is founder and Executive Director of a worldwide humanitarian program. It is our privilege to travel to work with community empowerment programs. I also teach emergency preparedness for community and at church. To each of my efforts I bring my faith and commitment to try to live more like Jesus.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that families can be together forever. That through accepting the atonement of Jesus Christ and following His examples of righteousness, and through sacred temple ordinances, our family truly can be together forever. My wife and I are best friends, and as they've grown into adults, my children are too. What a blessing it is to know the joy of our family can go on forever. No matter what trials may come, we're here for each other and that's something I learned through the gospel of Jesus Christ. For us, it's family first and as a busy executive, knowing all this makes keeping my priorities right a whole lot easier, and that adds up to happiness. Show more Show less