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Hi I'm Hal

I'm a Mormon. I haved lived in northwest Washington all my life. I enjoy my family and love to travel. Life is good.

About Me

I am a husband, a father, and a grandfather. I am a collage graduate and am employed as a computer programmer. My wife and I are expanding our bucket list. For many years at the top of our bucket list was visiting Austrailla and New Zealand. Having done that, we suddenly realized that we needed to relook at our bucket list and move on. We love to travel, realize there are so many places to see in this world. Looking forward to visiting Italy and Greece this year and Norway the year after. Also have enjoyed many beautiful places in the states and Canada. One of my great joys in building memories with our children and our grandchildren. The older you get the more you realize the greatest gift we have in this life is our family. My oldest Grandaugther has received my joy of watching the waves on the Oregon Coast. And the my memories of the "MEAN" water on her first visit to the Oregon Coast as the large waves hit the rocks. Also watching the grandchildren's eyes as my youngest daughter chases them in the yard. The most important thing in my life is that the children and grandchildren know how much Grandma and Grandpa love them and the love that Grandma and Grandpa have between us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I grew up in another protestant church and had no intention of joining the LDS church. My wife is a life time member of the LDS church. When I agreed to take the discussions my plan was to be able to convince my wife that there was no need to remain a mormon and we could join a normal church. I can tell you these people are nuts, having grown up outside the church, I knew it would be far simpler to a member of another church, These people actually pay ten percent of their income to the church and are always attending some meeting or other activity. I knew outside the LDS church if I paid a offering of far less than ten percent of my income and maybe taught a Sunday School class I could easily be a member in good standing. There was only one problem with my plan, as I took the discussions the Hol;y Ghost confirmed the truth of what was being taught. Two teachings stood out, one which I had always known but was not taught in the church I grow up in was that the godhead is three separate beings. I do know how any person reading the account of the baptism of the Savior could actaully believe in the that the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one being. Second the LDS church provides a way for everybeing having lived on this earth a path back to live with our Father and the Son. The two theories I knew growing up was one if you did not receive a knowledge and accept the plan of salvation you were going to burn in hell, does not seem like a plan of a loving Heavenly Fahter. The second thought was if you did have not the chance in this life to learn of and accept the Savior you got a automatic free past to live with the Father and The Son. Neither of these options were something I could accept. The Church of Jesus Christ, the Church of our Savior has the plan that allows all the oppoorunity to live with the Father and the Son.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? One day at a time. Praying to my Father in heaven. Reading and studing the scriptures. Attending my meetings. Serving others. Trying to become a better person. Being kind to others. Loving my wife and family. Letting my children and my grandchildren know that I know my Savior lives and has provided a way that we may live together as a family. I had the opporunity to serve as the Bishop of my church unit. I can not tell you what a blessing it was to serve and touch the lives of the members. I testify that the Savior leads his church, I can not explain the feeling to know that through me with the counsel of other ward leaders that the Savoir was providing the thoughts and feelings as I served the church members. My wife and I look forward to serving together as missionaries for the Lord's church. I know we will touch lives as we serve, but as we serve it will be my wife and I that will truly be blessed as we serve. I know that as we do all we can to serve our Father that we are the ones who are truly taught and blessed in his service.