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Hi I'm Dennis

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello. I am in my late forties. I have a wonderful family with four awesome children, and a beautiful wife. I was born in Hawaii and am Japanese by descent. I have been a member of the LDS church all my life. I served a full time mission for the church when I was 19 years old. I served in Japan. I attended Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, after my mission and it was there where I met my wife, Stacey. I am currently employed by a pharmaceutical company as a sales representative. I enjoy all sports, including, basketball, football, racquetball, and ping pong. I also enjoy hiking and camping in the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

Granted I have been a member of this church my entire life, I have come to understand my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I am His son, and He is my Father in Heaven. He loves me as His son as He loves all of His children here upon the earth. Although I am currently separated from Him while here on earth, because He loves His children, He has prepared a way that we can return to Him, not only as individuals, but intact as entire families. That is why there is so much emphasis and importance placed on the family. We believe the bonds of love and unity that are fostered in a loving home by father, mother and children do not end at the end of this life, but can extend through the eternities. It is this faith, hope, and belief in that possibility that I can be with the ones I love forever is the biggest attraction for me.

How I live my faith

Every member of this church is needed to work and to help serve one another. Everyone should have an assignment to fulfill. We call these assignments, "call or calling". There is not a paid clergy, so accepting a call to serve is a vital part of membership. We are willing to accept these "calls" or assignments because we love the Savior and want to live by His teaching when He said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:40). The Savior was the perfect example of service. He was always the "giver," and rarely the "receiver". Long lasting happiness comes when we serve. My current call is in a leadership position called, "bishop". I am responsible for the spiritual welfare of those members and non-members who reside in a specified geography over which I have stewardship. I do not have formal training in the ministry, nor do I have formal degrees in religion or theology. However, I do believe that the Lord qualifies whom He calls, and I do believe He has called me to serve in this position. I have now served as bishop for over 4 years and will continue to serve for as long as the Lord sees fit.