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Hi I'm Ned

I have lived in America all my life. I have a great family that includes 2 grandkids and 2 grand dogs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I took up fly fishing about three years ago. Fly fishing is the best, outside, in nature. The 1st time I went was outside Yellowstone National Park. Saw 2 eagles, and a moose. I also golf, but that is a little more frustrating. It is not as easy as they make it look on TV. I have a great family, been married 30 years, this year (2011), to a wonderful wife. It is amazing she has put up with me this long. I am the proud father of a son and daughter. As mentioned earlier - 2 wonderful granddaughters and two okay - grand dogs.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a convert to the Mormon church when I was pretty young - 12 years old. I wasn't sure what the church was about or why I need to be an active member. When I was a teenager I wanted to discover what the world was about, try to experience things. I found out that most of the things that people were offering were short term and did not offer any lasting value. The Mormon church offered me something that I did not have before. Peace and happiness. When I started to learn about the Mormon faith, even though I was a member, I started to understand that there is so much more to life than living for the present. That we are here for a purpose, to be following the teaching of our Savior and to be the best person we can be. One of the main items is that families can be together for all eternity. There is nothing more that drives this life, for me, to know that I can be with my wife and kids forever. I love being a Mormon; it offers so much joy and happiness. It is not easy; the Mormon Church asks a lot from its members. Once you are a member you are asked to serve people, to have callings, to do work on top of your daily chores. But it is so rewarding. I am not sure where my life would be without the Church.

How I live my faith

I think I have one of the best callings in our Church. Part of my responsibilities is to work with the "Young Single Adults". This is the age group of 18 through 29. They are so full of life, they see the world as something new something to change. I work with them to show them how important it is keep true to the Mormon faith, that the principles of the Mormon faith will guide you throughout your life. That never forget what your Savior wants you to do. To live a good life. I also try to do the same, treat my fellow man with kindness and love. These young adults have taught me so much.