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Hi I'm Terry

I'm a father, husband, Air Force Officer, and a Latter-Day Saint.

About Me

Relationships are very important to me. I invest a lot of time and thought to ensure the relationships I have with my wife, children, parents, and even co-workers are positive and that I have no regrets. For example, even in this modern technological age I still hand-write a personal letter to my mother each week. I have done this for 11 years. Originally I felt inspired to do this, and a few years ago before my step-father passed away he told me that my mom checked the mail box every week for that letter. Many times a small inexpensive effort can mean a lot!

Why I am a Mormon

I had a friend in High School who told me the "Church was true." I thought that was a bold statement and would probably be offensive to some. I started going to different churches and I got down on my knees to ask God if my friend was right. Basically what I asked was that He let me know if it were true. If it was, I committed to being baptized and staying true to the faith. If it were not true, I asked Him to please let me know that so that I could move on with my life. I thought it would be great to know if a particular church were true because that wold give me a lot of guidance in my life. It took about 6 months but I felt inside (it felt like heartburn but I do not get heartburn!) that the LDS Church was inspired by and led by God and Jesus and that I should join. I was baptized at age 17 and many years later am still a happy and successful member of the Church.

How I live my faith

I have been teaching the senior men's group the last 2 years. I enjoy teaching and was also teaching at the college level the last 2 years so those two experiences were complimentary to my becoming a better instructor. I have also enjoyed coaching the young men's basketball team.