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Hi I'm Ed

I grew up in Utah, and served a mission in Taiwan. Now I live in Colorado.

About Me

I am a father of two grown children, and I have been married for 30 years. At work I do verification of computer chips. I like music and singing in the choir at church. I also like sailing and hiking and being in the mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Utah, and my parents and family are members. I was taught about the gospel and the church in primary and sunday school. When I got old enough to go on a mission, I had to decide if I really believed all that I had been taught. I decided to read the Book of Mormon again and follow the process described in Moroni 10:4-5. I read and prayed, and as I continued I felt a peaceful good feeling about it. I especially felt this as I read Alma 32, where it describes faith as being like a seed, and if we plant it and it brings good fruit, then we know it is a good seed, and our faith grows. I decided to go on a mission, and I had a great experience serving in Taiwan.

How I live my faith

I go to church each week, and serve as the Ward Membership clerk. I have family night and scripture reading with my Wife, and we go to the temple about once a month. I go "home teaching" once a month, which means I visit families in the ward and teach a gospel lesson. When I have a hard decision or a concern about a family member, I pray about it, and sometimes I go to the temple to pray.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Mormon's believe that family relations are very important, and that they can continue even after death if family members follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and are sealed together by sacred ordinances performed in the holy temples. The teachings of the church strongly emphasize the building of strong families where parents and children are taught to live God's commandments, and to love one another. Show more Show less