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Hi I'm Sam

I'm a husband, I'm a dad, I'm a businessman, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Northern California city of Walnut Creek. I've since lived in Hawaii, LA, Brazil, Idaho, Virginia, Utah, and now Omaha, Nebraska! Along the way, I've picked up a beautiful wife and 3 wonderful kids. Besides my family, my primary interest is business. I love the American Enterprise! I like the challenge of doing my best every day at work and the challenge of not letting down those I work with. I also enjoy playing basketball, waterskiing, and reading biographies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon. I come from a long line of Mormons. Many of my ancestors were some of the first to emigrate from Europe and join the church. I had great Mormon parents and 5 older Mormon siblings. So the church has had a positive influence on my life since I was a child. But that was just the beginning. There came a time in my life when I needed to ask myself if I truly believed what I had been taught. That's when I decided to read the Book of Mormon. This book helped me understand three critical things: First, that Jesus is the Christ; Second, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God; That the book's translator, Joseph Smith, was an is a prophet. I did not develop this knowledge overnight, nor do I believe that my knowledge and faith are complete. I'm still on this journey to understand God and my relationship with Him. But I've considered those three things in my mind and heart many, many times. I've prayed about them. I've even fasted about them. And I know those three things to be true.

How I live my faith

I'm a fully participating member of my conregation. My assignment is to work with the youth. I'm with them every Sunday and Wednesday night, doing a variety of activities geared towards helping them gain faith, and cultivating in them a desire to go on missions, to attend college, and to ultimately become productive contributors to sociey. It takes time, patience, and love. But it is very rewarding. One way I try to live my faith is to periodically evaluate the motives and desires of my heart because they affect my thoughts, feelings, and actions. I've found in my life that the motives of my heart are directly correlated with the degree of joy and happiness that I feel. I try to do this through prayer, study, obedience, repentance, and other things. It's not always easy, but it's always worth it.