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Hi I'm Howard

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am retired from a long career representing various medical equipment and transplant organizations. Married for almost 37 years. My wife and I have four wonderful children who currently live in the Western U.S. I have met so many great people during my professional life, many who have been truly dedicated to the medical profession. Retirement for me is offering great promise for exploring new areas of interest. I am finding that although visiting new places is great-what is really fullfilling and fun is meeting new people along the way and getting to know them and their life story.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was born into a Mormon household. Like many of my friends who were Mormon (but not all) I served a mission for the church-mine was lucky enough to be in beautiful France. While serving there I was really challenged about my beliefs. I had to dig deep into what I believed and why and in so doing I became truly converted to the gospel of Christ. His message as explained by the Church is beautiful and profound. Simply put it has brought me great happiness and a clear understanding of life's purpose and potential.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in a leadership position in our local ward. Since the church is primarily staffed by lay people we all serve in one capacity or another and it is very rewarding and of course challenging from time to time. I have had the opportunity to serve in many different positions including Scouting which was a lot of fun, working with the boys and opening up to them the great outdoors. Currently I am involved in planning for a large labor day picnic for our ward to include great food and summner games for the kids and adults-unfortunately it also includes a water baloon fight between the ward leadership and the youth. If tradition holds the adult leadership is in for a mighty wet competition.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being Mormon is having perspective on life and it's challenges. It is understanding that their really is a God who is a loving father and has provided a plan for each of his children on this earth to return and live with him. This perspective and knowledge of His plan brings fundamental happiness to me and my family. Show more Show less