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Hi I'm Darrell

I'm a Mormon. I am a convert to the Church. I grew up on Missouri.

About Me

My wife and I are both converts to the Church. We were married in the Washington DC Temple over twenty five years ago. We raised two girls who have married in Temples of the Lord. We currently have two grandsons and a granddaughter. I love to ride my bike on the numerous bike trails in the area we live in. I recently passed the one thousand mile mark for the year 2011. Through the week I ride 10-15 miles per day. Saturday's is my payoff day, as I try to ride 30 to 40 miles. I also enjoy working with wood. My dad was a carpenter, by profession, so I grew up having a desire to learn more. My interest helped provide a living for a short time for our family. The talent I was blessed with help me provide furniture for our home.

Why I am a Mormon

While attending a university in Missouri, I was introduced to the gospel by friends and investagated the church for serveral months. I joined the Church in Tennessee, as I was working on an internship at Sverdrup Air Force Station. I felt so strong about the Church that I served a mission in Idaho. The overwhelming testimony that I gained of the Book of Mormon has always sustained my testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ. Touched by our Heavenly Fathers Spirit has enlighted my knowledge of the Savior and his teachings.

How I live my faith

In addition to serving a mission in Idaho, I have served in positions that have both enhanced my spiritual life, but also my personal life. Speaking in front of people was very difficult for me, but because of multiple opportunities to speak in church helped me in my life. It was really helpful in college, in those classes I had to give presentations. Attending church each Sunday as a family was an uniting force that helped to keep our family strong. I know many families struggle with religious unity.