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Hi I'm Paul Batt

I'm a devoted husband & family man, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I've been married to the same wonderful woman for over 15 years and we have three beautiful children. I'm originally from southern California but have lived in Arizona for over 20 years now. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, scuba diving, riding ATV's, jogging, the outdoors, and going to Phoenix Suns games with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a second-generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My mother joined the Church when she was 13 years old, after the missionaires knocked on her parent's door while they were living in Hawaii. Her family took the lessons and all four members of her family were soon baptized. My father joined the church when he was 18, after he too opened the door to the missionaries. He was an only child living in Hawaii, took the lessons, was baptized and a year later served a mission in Montana. Although I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I had my own conversion while attending seminary in high school. While reading and studying the Book of Mormon, the spirit of The Lord testified to me that this book is true. I also came to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that he restored and organized the Church of Jesus Christ by divine revelation. I know Joseph Smith saw and heard God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ in that garden grove in 1820. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ lives, and that He died for me so I could return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again some day. I know that Jesus Christ directs the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through a living prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

My faith and family are everything to me. I don't know where I would be without either one. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints provides clear direction in my life. I am so grateful for the teachings of the Church and for the opportunity that I have to share those teachings with my wife and children. I am grateful to be a hometeacher to four wonderful families in my congregation. I have the opportunity to visit with each family each month to share an inspirational message and provide service when needed. I am also thankful for my current participation in public affairs the Church in the area where I live. I have the distinct priviledge of working with interfaith, academic, government, and media leaders in our area to build and maintain positive relationships of understanding between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and these key individuals.