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Hi I'm Gary

I am the father of three. I work as a controller/CPA for a construction company. I love to golf and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend from high school after serving a mission for the church. I enjoy most sports and outdoor activities. My favorite golf partners are members of my family.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born and raised a Mormon, there comes a time when each of us must be converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. My conversion occurred when I went off to college. I decided that the best way to determine if the things I had been taught all my life were true was to do as the Savior taught and “do his will.” This way I could “know of the doctrine” whether it was of God or not. I set out that year to live the gospel to its fullest and keep all the commandments which I had been taught to the best of my ability. I soon learned that I was happiest and at peace when I was living the gospel. While living the principles I had been taught did not ensure that there were no trials or tough times, it did give me the confidence and assurance that I could make it though the tough times and beyond any obstacles I might face. Late that year, I received the witness needed to reassure me of the truthfulness of the principles I had been taught. On a number of occasions the Holy Ghost (the Spirit) touched my heart. I soon realized that this was an answer to any questions I had in my mind and this was how my Heavenly Father was communicating with me. Since that time I have refined my ability to recognize when I am feeling the Spirit testifying of truth to me or of the love our Heavenly Father has for me and his other children (we are all children of our Heavenly Father).

How I live my faith

Recently I returned from a week at Young Women’s Camp. My role was to provide support to the women running the camp along with the Young Women attending. This camp was located in the mountains and for the most part, we were secluded from the outside influences of the world (no cell phones or internet). What a pleasure it was to be among these daughters of our Heavenly Father and to witness them loving and serving in a way that the Savior taught. We laughed, we played, we studied scriptures, we prayed and we felt the spirit. While we must live in the world, the gospel of Jesus Christ gives us the tools to look beyond the noise and influence of today’s society, grow a little closer to our Heavenly Father and live the way our Savior would have us live. The Plan of Salvation as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes our knowledge that we lived with our Heavenly Father before we came here to earth. It provides meaning to our existence and strengthens our faith and hope in our life to come. This knowledge has motivated me in times of doubt, comforted me in times of sorrow and grief, and provides a framework for living a life of happiness, peace and contentment.