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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a middle aged husband of a wonderful wife and father of two teenage girls. My time is balanced between family, Church, and my job as a traffic engineer. In my spare time I work in the yard, fix broken things, or break fixed things. My children truly believe I can fix anything, which is only almost true. Thankfully they appreciate having me around for more than just a person to fix broken things. My wife is great. We are both remarried after difficult first marriages. We talk about how we appreciate one another much more having lived through our previous experiences.

Why I am a Mormon

Family relationships lead to great happiness and great challenges. My happiest moments have been with family members and my most sorrowful moments have been with family members. I feel this is also true for God. We are His children and the source of His greatest happiness and the source of His greatest sorrow. If God's priorities are towards His children and His family, then my priorities should be with my family. Being a member of the Church helps ensure that I'm spending my efforts doing the right things. Being a Mormon or a member of the Church is more than focusing on my family. It is a personal journey closer to God. I grew up attending another religion. Teachings were wholesome and true, yet some things were not quite fitting together but I couldn't understand why. After speaking with a family member who had joined the Mormon Church some years previously and learning more, it was not long before the feelings in my heart about God fit together with teachings of the Restored Gospel found only in the "Mormon" Church. God is real. He knows me. I'm one of His sons. He is my Father. I lived with Him before I came to Earth. I am here for a purpose. These assurances did not come through previous teachings elsewhere.

How I live my faith

I'm currently the leader of the local men's group. My ministering responsibilities are to look after the physical and spiritual needs of the men and their families. It is difficult and rewarding. The Lord helps me to be in the right place at the right time to help. I find this is easier if I'm reading the scriptures, praying, and truly trying to walk in the footsteps of the Savior by serving others. It is a great privilege to work with and be taught by God through the Holy Spirit.