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Hi I'm Bill

I'm a science teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of four children: three girls and one boy. I am a high school science and engineering teacher, and for twelve years now also teach mathematics at a community college. I love to ride bicycles, either road or mountain, with my family and friends. I am a certifed computer geek and proud of it!

Why I am a Mormon

Almost twenty years ago I met the woman who was to become my wife. When she declared her Mormon status, I took the opportunity to engage in some good-natured, but certainly adolescent, ribbing. It became clear to me that she had been through this scene before, and what I had assumed was my superior position soon became my awkward retreat. Thus began a discussion and dialog that led to a courtship, marriage and conversion. As my nesting instincts congealed around me, circumstance had provided an answer to the question of how best to raise children. The answer, clearly, was within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

It would be misleading to say that living the life of a Mormon is easy. On the contrary, it involves time, thought, planning and sacrifice. Having been a member of the Church for 15 years now, it is clear to me that the sacrifice is justified. The whole point of this earthly exercise, in my opinion, is to look outside and beyond ourselves and see the good that we can do. Then we must do it. Such is the case with our callings and the many service opportunities that await our action. It is one thing to think about service, or to say we'll do something, but quite another to actually act. And that is the one thing I can say about my experience as a Mormon: we act. When someone needs to be moved, we load up the truck and send them off. When there is a sick child, we give him/her a blessing. We cook meals for new mothers and for those members whose life may be tossed upside down. We pay attention to the spiritual needs of our children, and plan activities that manifest our intentions. We look out for our elderly brothers and sisters. We shovel snow for them when the need arises. In other saesons we pull a weed or two, or rake fallen leaves. And we leave with the better end of the bargain...But being a Mormon isn't all work and no play. We have parties that rely upon conversation, wholesome games, and laughter as the social lubricant. We watch what we eat and drink in accordance with divine guidance. We trust in that guidance, and rely upon it every day.