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Hi I'm Gordon

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a pretty ordinary guy. I was born in a small town in Northern Utah. My parents were both school teachers. I grew up on a farm, like my own father, and his father before him. I learned early the value of hard work, rising before the sun and working until the sun went down. But, I also learned to have fun and enjoyed working by my family. In high school, I loved sports. My favorite sport was wrestling. When I first started, I had no idea what I was doing. My coach explained to me that Wrestling was like life, and if you would stick with it, eventually you would end up victorious. And so I did, and by the next year, I won most of my matches.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church through my parents. My grandparents are Buddhist. I am amazed at the similarities between the two religions. For example, the tenants of how to live in the Buddhist religion are not very dissimilar to the ten commandments. I have always felt that the Mormon religion was consistent with my own personal beliefs. As I have learned more and more about the church, I have marveled at the wonderful depth of the church teachings in explaining the purpose of life and what happens after death. When my mother passed away last year, after fighting a brave struggle against cancer, I felt tremendous solace by knowing that I would see her again. Being a member of the Mormon faith, gives me knowledge of what happens after death. It also gives me reassurance that I may see my loved ones again.

How I live my faith

I have five children. The oldest, just started college and the youngest is seven years old. Our youngest daughter has Downe's Syndrome. When she was born, we were worried as any parents might be. We were unsure of what the future might hold for out baby. One great comfort to us came from the savior, himself. A group of people came to Jesus and and asked, who sinned that this man was born blind. Jesus replied, Neither this man nor his parents have sinned, but that the works of God may be made manifest. I realized that this was the same for us. Our daughter was born to show to us the way back to our Father. She certainly has taught us many great life lessons.