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Hi I'm Bruce

I am a native Texan, a landlocked surfer, a father and a grandfather. I own a small business and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small Texas town. Except for a few years in Utah and California, I have lived in Texas most of my life. I met a beautiful girl at the University of Texas and we got married after college. We have 5 children, 4 boys and a girl. I loved being a dad. I was active in scouting when my boys were going through that. My wife and I tried to be involved parents as our kids were growing up. We served as band chaperone, assistant soccer coach, choir booster, dance team sponsor...whatever we could do to support our kids. I am part owner of a small business. I like to read, play tennis, golf and surf whenever I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Methodist because that's where my mom took us every Sunday. However, I began to question everything as a young teenager. At age 14 I started my own search for truth. I studied lots of religions, including many eastern religions. I found many truths scattered throughout the things I read, but never found what I considered pure truth. One weekend during the summer after my freshman year of college, I was sitting with a friend at the local hangout when I had an impression that we should go visit a friend from work. When we got there we saw two missionaries from the Mormon church. Honestly, I didn't even know what a Mormon was. But as they taught the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I had the unmistakeable feeling that my search for the truth had been fulfilled. I knew with all my heart that this was what God wanted me to find. Two weeks later I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That was 40 years ago and I thank God every day for the wonderful truths that He has given me. They have changed my whole life. I have a joy and peace in my life that surpasses anything I ever knew existed. I know what the psalmist meant when he said, "My cup runneth over".

How I live my faith

I have learned to appreciate the value of giving service. I used to think that doing things like helping someone move or helping to clean the church were mundane and didn't mean much. Not true. I now love giving service no matter how seemingly insignificant, because I really believe that by serving others, you are serving God. I love working with young people. I currently work with the singles in our area to plan activities to help meet their social and spiritual needs.