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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon, which is the short way of saying that I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I love to be with my wife, my children and their spouses, and grandchildren. I go nuts if I have to sit too long, so I enjoy physical activity, whether it’s work or play. I love organizing and improving things. It's a good feeling when you can create a little order out of a mess.

Why I am a Mormon

The Mormon tradition has blessed my life in countless ways, but I also appreciate the good I see in so many others traditions. My work takes me into the homes of many cultures and lifestyles, and it's clear to me that people who love and care and serve are found just about everywhere. Each of us can be saved only because of the grace and mercy found in the atonement of Jesus Christ. That raises the question of whether there is hope for the billions of people who unfortunately never heard of Jesus during the life they lived on this earth. Many of them were unquestionably good people who blessed others and honored the values and truths they understood to be important. I'm OK with "luck of the draw" in a board game, but to deny most of the human race salvation because they didn't happen to hear about the Lord Jesus Christ is a concept I struggle to grasp. The restored Gospel, as revealed to prophets and taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, enlightens Old and New Testament scripture and answers that question. All of God’s children will have the opportunity to learn of Jesus and either accept or reject His offer of salvation. I’m grateful that on this point, true doctrine makes it clear that God won’t neglect any of His children. There are other matters that require us to live by faith. He knows each of us personally, and understands our challenges, talents and opportunities. He blesses us individually with spiritual knowledge as we study the scriptures and pray to understand the truths they contain.

How I live my faith

My involvement in the Church provides me with opportunities to serve others that I would otherwise be unlikely to have. From Cub Scouts to seniors, from learning to teaching, from scripture study to prayer, from music to sports, the Church provides me with an ongoing stream of events that help me to become a better person. I currently get to work with a congregation of young single adults, ages 18 to 32, and it's great to see all of the good things they accomplish.