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Hi I'm Todd

I'm a Mormon. Grew up in Arizona, lived around the U.S., make a living as an ICU nurse. 3 kids and 18 years of marriage.

About Me

So I consider myself a 'desert rat' from Arizona with a good part of my heart left behind in Texas. As a Registered Nurse, I and my lil' family have relocated a few times. We enjoyed Albuquerque where I worked with great military veterans at the V.A. hospital. Then it was on to Houston Texas and gaining more nursing experience with heart failure patients. Our 3 kids really matured and grew from adapting to new situations, leaving friends and security behind to face new opportunities. My wife is a neonatal ICU nurse. We have been blessed with schedules that allow her enough time to work and keep her skills and license current and yet afford us lots of family time. We try to stay active (it's getting a lil' harder as the kids lives get busier) with running and working out. A few sporting activities here and there seem to help stabilize our sanity...ha ha! We have a high schooler that does competitive swimming and are 2 youngest stay busy with soccer. All 3 play the piano. They keep busy with extracurriculars like boy scouts and community service projects. Keeping them busy isn't grounds for bragging, but a means to give them balance that will hopefully last a lifetime. We have extended family in Utah, Texas, Maine and all over Arizona. Playing sports was my life growing up and I'm still involved as much as I can be. I view life as a game. I play the game of life as hard as I can, as well as I know how, doing my best for my team.

Why I am a Mormon

So I was raised as a Mormon, 4th generation. I grew up in a part of Phoenix that was a bit sparce for members of our faith. I was one of about 8 kids in my high school class that were LDS and our graduation class was close to 350 students. This lended to frequent opportunities to have to think about and stand up for my religious beliefs. Even within the home that I grew up in, we were taught to develop our own convictions and testimony regarding our faith. As a lot of kids are growing up, I definately put my parents and relegion to the test. Life and happiness always seemed to come back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and my willingness to live the way that I felt that I should. In other words, I tried to find happiness and satisfaction down many different avenues. The road that kept me happy was the one paved by my parents but traveled by me towards my Savior Jesus Christ. With so many friends of different faiths, I was able to learn a variety of doctrines regarding salvation and Christ. Through much prayer and study, I came to my own conclusions that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God. That the various parts of true doctrine found in other faiths all came together in the fulness found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have grown to know that the Bible and Book of Mormon teach of the same Savior that suffered for my sins and then was resurrected. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have had several different 'callings' or assignments over the years. Working with the youth in the church has probably been my favorite. I currently teach the Gospel Doctrine class which is the same as an adult Sunday School class where we are studying the New Testament. Myself and another male member of our ward (congregation)have the responsibility to watch over and visit a couple of families each month. And then we end up running our kids and their friends to dances and scouts and other church activities.