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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon. I was born into the Church and have been actively involved my entire life.

About Me

I am a grandfather and love the role. It is special to watch each individual little personality develop. Currently, I am VP of Operations for a pressure vessel fabricator in Denver, CO. In a few years, I will retire from a long and fulfilling career in the steel plate fabrication/construction industry. I'm not sure that I can do a "normal" retirement. My wife, Nancy, and I laugh frequently that we still get up early and continue going into the evening. I don't think retirement will change that much. We are both thinking about how we are going to reinvent ourselves. Not only have our individual careers kept us busy, but we have enjoyed very much giving service through the Church. One thing we look forward to, in retirement, is serving others as senior missionaries for the Church. I would like to take Nancy back to Costa Rica where I served as a missionary as a young man. In the meantime, I continue to work and enjoy giving service in my home are.

Why I am a Mormon

Like anyone, I had to develop an understanding of gospel doctrine. Then, put that understanding into practice. The Church priniciples that I live by encourage living a physically healthy, morally clean life. Yes, I do feel the aches and pains of an aging body. But, I am active with minimal health issues. I know part of it is a result of not having used tobacco, alcohol or drugs at anytime during my life. I have been blessed with a 40 year relationship with my wife. She has my full loyalty. As a result of my understanding and commitment to doctrine concerning my relationship with my life, I have avoided having the chaos that is generated by living permiscuous lifestyle. I love the lifestyle that I have as a member of the Church. I know that my relationship with my parents, my wife, children, grandchildren for generations to come, will be an eternal relationship. What more can you expect from life?

How I live my faith

On a day to day basis, I live the priniciples that I understand. I give service and try to be attentive to the needs of those around me. When I make mistakes, I do my best to improve and make amends to anyone who may have been hurt by my actions. For many years, Nancy and I have spent one evening a week in the temple performing ordinances for those who had died. Because of my work responsibilities, we have had to drop to one afternoon a month. I am actively involved in the leadership of the mature men who hold the Melchezidek Priesthood in our ward. In this calling, I frequently help plan activities and special lessons for Sundays. I am responsible to look after the welfare, as a home teacher, of several families in my ward.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Paul
All those who come to earth and receive physical bodies are recipients to the blessings of the atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. If all are recipients of those blessings, why would he not appear to those who had been taught his Gospel from the beginning? As a young missionary serving the Cuna Indians in the San Blas Islands of the Caribbean, I learned some of their verbal teachings. One teaching shared the experience of their ancestors of the appearance of a white god(Christ). During his visit, he appointed a group of twelve leaders. They were to teach and lead the people in living the teachings they received at Christ's feet. The Cuna teachings had been taught for many generations prior to the arrival of Christian missionaries, including the Mormon missionaries who eventually found the Cunas. There is no other explanation than the teachings in the Book of Mormon are true and the appearance of Christ did occur in ancient America. Show more Show less