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Hi I'm Dale

I'm a dad, a husband, I build rockets. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my wife and children. We enjoy working and playing together whether at home or around town or neighborhood. At the end of a day I like to curl up on the couch with my family and read scriptures and other books, talk about our day or watch DVDs of old wholesome television shows. When I have spare time I like to build furniture and other woodworking projects to be used in the home. I also enjoy watching college football, playing basketball and riding bicycles (mysteriously, I tend to find more available spare time for these activities). When I'm not with my family I am at work. I am an engineer at a company that manufactures aerospace products. It's fun and challenging and they pay me to do it. Not a bad deal.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. As early as I can remember I have had a solid belief in the Gospel. However, sometime in my mid teens I felt the need to develop a stronger understanding of the Gospel. I had read the Old and New Testiments and learned that we all need to become one with God. When the disciples could not do miracles at times our Savior said, "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" In order for me to have any hope of becoming one with God I needed to receive a sure knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel and lose all doubt. I read the Book of Mormon with an open heart and mind with a determination to serve God in whatever way He sees fit for me. After several days of study and prayer the Spirit witnessed to me of the truthfulness of the Gospel and that in the Book of Mormon the Gospel of Jesus Christ is revealed. I came to know then with an unshakable faith that the Book of Mormon is a true testiment of Jesus Christ and His Gospel truths. After this experience of having the Spirit of God bare witness to me personally of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I could neither deny nor doubt that it is true. Since the Gospel is true, although I am weak and imperfect, I know that I can and must live the principles of the Gospel to the best of my ability. I have found that I grow as I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. The better I follow, the more I grow. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try each day to read the scriptures and pray. Sometimes I miss but most days I am able to take the time to do these very important things. As a family we read the scriptures and pray. Individually and as a family we serve other people who need help. We visit other members in our area to help and strengthen them. I attend Church to renew my baptismal covenants I have made with God as I partake of the Sacrament. I learn Gospel truths there and pray. I work with the young men (teenage boys) in our area to help them learn their duty to God. I support the programs of the Church that give the boys an opportunity to learn and grow.