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Hi I'm Mark.

I'm a husband, a father, a grandfather, an engineer, a parttime DJ, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Northern California and survived the turbulent 60's! It was an interesting time, with lot's of unrest and discontent among youth my age. I chose to go to BYU and study electrical engineering. Then in 1968 I was called on a mission for the church to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was during this time that I truly got to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ and developed my own personal testimony of Christ as my Savior and Redeemer. I returned to BYU in 1971, graduated in 1974, and went to work for a large electronics firm in Beaverton, Oregon. I was a bit slow on the uptake, but eventually realized that I had left Bonnie, the girl I loved, , back at BYU. We remedied that by getting married on January 17th, 1975. Four children and 7 grandchildren later, we are still going strong... My three sons, a daughter-in-law and a son-in law all served missions for the church, as far flung as Germany, Russia, El Salvador and Poland. The church is such an integral part of our lives, as well as the lives of our children and their families. We have truly been blessed by the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith, though my father was not a member of the church as I grew up. I went to meetings and pretty much lived my life in accordance with the precepts and principles of the gospel. However, while at BYU I really had to decide for myself if the church was true. Everyone around me was getting their mission calls, but I didn't want to go just because everyone else was going. I recall kneeling in prayer and asking Heavenly Father what he would have me do. The answer was very clear. It was basically, "You know what to do, now go and do it." That has happened many times since. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the authority, ordinances and doctrines that Christ himself restored in these latter days. How could I be anywhere else?

How I live my faith

I recently had quadruple bypass surgery. That experience really brought my life in focus. I have had a testimony of the gospel for most of my life, but my "heart event," as it is called, gave me a heightened awareness of the things that matter most. I have served in the church in many different capacities for over 50 years, but the service I give to my own family is the most important thing of all.