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Hi I'm Wayne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in rural Montana, came to Denver to go to trade school, and met a wonderful girl that has now been my wife for 38 years. I have remained in Colorado all of my adult life. I began my career as an automotive technician with an interest in hot rods, but have actually spent most of my time as a diesel technician, became corporate technical instructor, then a Caterpillar certified engine instructor. I am currently managing a truck shop for a great company. My wife and I are blessed with three great children, and ten grandsons. My interests outside of Church and family are mostly outdoor activities to include boating, fishing, hunting, and shooting. And as with most everything I do, I enjoy these things more when with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that the single most important accomplishment we can attain in this life is to come to know and follow our Savior Jesus Christ. I have received my own witness of the truthfulness of Joseph Smith’s vision and of the Book of Mormon. As I struggle through life’s everyday trials, little by little I continue to try to become more Christ like. Sundays are busy with things pertaining to the Lord and that keeps my life in perspective with His eternal plan. My cup is full and overflowing. I am grateful.

How I live my faith

My current work can be both very rewarding and challenging. I am able to serve others in some capacity every day. The time spent in Sunday service starts with Bishopric and other meetings three hours before regular Sunday worship. I am able to see service, interact with, and hear council from other leaders within our ward as they serve and magnify their callings. Sacrament service allows me to renew my covenants with the Lord, and to be uplifted by the spoken word and promptings of the spirit. In Sunday school and quorum meetings we are able to participate in gospel study as a group. Church services is a time that I can recharge my spiritual batteries and ready myself for the week to come. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints is much more than being baptized and attending church on Sunday. It is a way of life, and a lifelong journey of study, learning, prayer, repentance, and service. We are taught to liken all scripture as if it were to unto us. Two scriptures come to mind as I ponder how I live my faith. From 3rd Nephi 27:27 the Master said, “Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am.” And in John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” These are both lofty goals which all fall short of attaining. Each day we try to grow and do better, and as we fall, repent and try again. As a member of His church I serve others in many diverse ways. I serve as a Ward Clerk as my current calling. I am also a home teacher with several families to watch over besides my own. We perform community service outside of our congregation, and are eager to share the gospel with all that will listen. I try to instill gospel principles in all my dealings both within and outside the church. I try to not make decisions or take action that I feel I would have trouble explaining to the Lord, as I believe full well, we will all have that opportunity.