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Hi I'm Gill

I'm the husband of 1, father of 4 and grandfather of 14. I was a police office for 37 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my wife when I was 11 years old and knew I would marry her. I served in the Army after high school and spent a year in Vietnam. When I returned I went to college and started an 30+ year career in Law Enforcement. I love my children and grandchildren and treasure the time I get with them. I enjoy bicycle riding and rode my recumbent bike across the United States. After retiring I built a super insulated home. It has a 100 year old reclaimed maple floor and solar power. Now I am serving as a volunteer in the community assisting in disaster recovery. My wife and I served a mission in Salt Lake City Utah, in the Family History and Headquarters mission, and will be going back soon for another 18 month mission in the same mission.

Why I am a Mormon

At age 14 years, I had been seeking out God by going to many other churches on my own, my mother was an atheist and I had received little or no religious encouragement. I had gone to 6 or 7 different churches and not yet settled on which on to attend. One night during a sleep over, my friend began talking to me about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I felt the Spirit in what he was saying and agreed to talk to the missionaries. When I read the Book of Mormon and saw the divine wisdom contained in it and knew it was from God. As I learned more, especially about the early pioneers, I felt a kinship with their story. Though I am a convert, later I would learn that I have many ancestors who were in key roles in the early Church. After my baptism, I had a deeply sacred and personal experience, which while won’t relate here, convinced me of the truthfulness of Joseph Smith’s visions and God’s love for me. The Church has always felt comfortable and natural to me, I love the doctrine and counsel. I have a people, a community of people, who share a common love of the Savior and while not perfect are trying to do the best they can to live as Christ would have them live. The scriptures say “By their fruits ye shall know them” and the fruits from following the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by my Church have been good. I don’t know where my life would have gone without the teachings and doctrine of my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus the Christ.

How I live my faith

I love following the teachings and example of our Savior. He spent his ministry serving others. I have always tried to do the same, whether in my career, my service in the Church and in my associations with my fellow beings. I enjoy helping both friends or strangers, giving rides, paying for a bag of groceries or just taking time to acknowledge their situation, offering what I can of understanding and compassion. It's fun to be involved in a service project, pulling weeds, building or remolding a home, collecting socks for the homeless or any other opportunity to help our fellow being. I know I can’t change the WHOLE world but I can help change one person’s life for that little moment…and if we could all do a little more it could change the world.