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Hi I'm Max

I grew up in Idaho and California. I worked as a University Administrator over physcial facilities. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have led a productive and active life. I am a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. I pursued my education from several colleges and universities. During my career I have filled a spectrum of different positions. Some have proclaimed that there is nothing I haven't done. I have always loved sports and the outdoors. I have participated in fast-pitch softball, football, wrestling and golf. I have enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking mountain trails and to this day walk and run and hike and remain active in family, communtity and church activities.

Why I am a Mormon

Religion has always been very important to me. I can never remember a time when I didn't believe in God. My step mother was a Latter-day Saint and my Dad was a Southern Baptist. We didn't attend church as a family in my early childhood but I was captivated by the teachings of the Mormon Church. My young heart related to every doctrine as if I had known them previously. I personally chose to be baptized in my tenth year. When I was seventeen I felt a need to study other religions in order to understand the doctrines, practices and faith of my friends and associates. I attended, studied, and asked questions of the clergy of most Christian religions. I totally respect the religious beliefs of others, but I elected to cling to the beliefs that have been a part of my soul seemingly since I was born. As a nineteen-year-old I filled a 2 year misson to England. It was a joy to me to experience the postive changes in the lives of faithful people who took the time to listen, pray about and practice the teachings of the scriptures. After I returned from England my life has been what I consider to be normal. Besides working at a career, being the father of a great family and being an active member of several communties, I and my family have always tried our best to emulate the teachings of Christ. I have served as a church leader and have loved and served as many people as I could. My family has enjoyed this kind of normality. Even though we experience trials, along with the rest of society, we have always lived a joyful life.

How I live my faith

I have always enjoyed Sunday worship services. I attend regularly and recieve a great deal of strength from my personal worship of our Father in Heaven and His son Jesus Christ. I also love the sociality I experience on the Sabbath day and throughout the week as I participate in service projects, athletic programs, scouting activities and other various teaching and leadership responsibilities within the church. Each week our family participates together in a family night where we have family councils, spiritual teachings from the scriptures, play fun family games and enjoy homemade refreshments. My wife and I enjoy these similar types of family nights together as "empty nesters". Our extended family continues these traditions of family togetherness as often as we can, given the fact that all of our children now have developed their own family tradtions as well. Over the years I have served in the church as a teacher of primary children, young men and women, single adults as well as in more formal leadership postions. Even though it has taken a lot of time to serve in these capacities, I have experienced a great deal of joy and satisfaction from my service. I have always felt that a busy person is able to accomplish more and get the most out of life though continued service to family, friends, church and community.