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Hi I'm Pat

I was born in Arizona and have spent most of my life here. I'm an engineer in aerospace and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I loved building things as a child. But I was never very good building things out of wood. I also loved taking things apart to see how they worked. When I went to BYU, I took a welding class so I could learn how to make metal sulptures. I found I was good at building things out of metal. I paid for my college by repairing VW engines and have been into cars ever since. I have enjoyed working in aerospace for the decades since my graduation. We have built some very neat stuff. I made an learning opportunity into a long lasting job at my last employer. I taught myself Computer Aided Design. I've had to reinvent myself several times as the industry has changed. We have been married for 37 years and had one daughter and one son but now we have nine grandchildren! Grandchildren truly are grand. They are a lot of fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I never had much faith when I was growing up. I never thought I could make it to heaven. Later in my life, I came to know that I wasn't doubting myself; I was doubting the healing power of my Savior. As I look back on my life, I can see the sorrows in my life have come from myself and the joys have come from the Lord. Not everyone believes that 12 men have walked on the moon. Not everyone believes that 12 men saw the gold plates that Joseph Smith translated into the Book of Mormon. I do. I have read it, prayed about it and have received a spiritual witness that it is the word of God. I love listening to it driving to and from work. It soothes me with its great stories, language and poetry. As an engineer, I have had to focus on finding and solving problems. I have come to know that by focusing on and growing the good in things and people, the bad will vanish. I have also learned that we serve who we love and we love who we serve. The more I have served the Lord the more I love Him and the more I want to serve.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my religion every day of the week, not just on Sunday. I am currently serving as a secretary to our High Priest Group and am always amazed at the wisom taught and the service given by these good men. I count it a privledge to be numbered with them.