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Hi I'm Gary

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and am from early pioneer heritage.

About Me

I grew up in the church following the example of my parents that tried there hardest to live the standards and programs of the church. I served a mission in the England Leeds Mission between 1977 and 1979. During this time my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ flourished. I enjoy playing golf, mountain biking, snow skiing, reading, working on my home, and most of all spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up in the church I had to find out for myself if the principles and teachings of the church were true. When I was growing up I learned about the church from my parents, by attending church meetings, and through the church seminary program. The things taught to me made sense and I believed them but I had to find out for myself with a sure knowledge that what I had been told was true. At the beginning of my church mission I was studying the Book of Mormon and learning the missionary lessons that we used to teach people that were interested in learning about the gospel. During this time I was struggling with memorizing certain parts of the lessons that were required for me to teach them. I felt like giving up and decided that I could not do it on my own so I knelt down and pleaded with my Heavenly Father for help. At that time I felt a strong warm comforting feeling flood through my body. At that time I new my Heavenly Father had answered my prayer through the Holy Ghost and the things that I had been studying in the Book of Mormon were true. I also knew that my Heavenly Father loved me and wanted to help me. After that I did not have any more problems memorizing the things I needed to know to teach the gospel to those who were interested in our message. I know that the Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet just as Moses and other ancient prophets and he restored the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth with all its power and authority. I also know that as I live the principles of the gospel and follow the teachings of my Savior Jesus Christ I will be prepared to meet him and my Father in Heaven and live in their presence.

How I live my faith

We belong to a church of service. I enjoy helping others when they need help working on there cars, building decks, finishing basments, moving, or with any thing else I can do. My wife and I are trying to be good examples to our three children and grandchildren by living the principles of the gospel so we can someday live together as a family for eternity with our Heavenly Father.