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Hi I'm Bill

I'm a happily married father of four who works for the State of Colorado and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Bill and I'm a husband and father of four incredible children. My wife and I have been married for fifteen years, and our children range in age from seven to fourteen. We have one boy, and three girls, the boy being the oldest. I work as an accountant on a college campus and I really enjoy my job! I love to sing, and I am trying to learn to play the guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a boy living in Savannah Georgia, two young missionaries came to our home. They were two of many, many, sets of missionaries that came to our home. My parents eventually decided to be baptized, and my father moved our family to Utah. I'm not sure why my father made such a big move for our family, but I was basically raised a member of the church. I was baptized at the age of eight, and I have never really doubted whether or not that was a good decision. I was able to serve a mission for the church where I had the opportunity to teach others the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have had many wonderful experiences that have served as a witness to me that this truly is Christ's true church on the earth today with apostles and prophets just as in times of old. I know that we have a loving Father in Heaven that loves and cares for each of us, and wants the very best for all of his children. I am a member of this church because this is the church that I believe gives me the best opportunity for me and my family to return to my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

The church has a great program that enables the leadership in a congregation to learn of the needs of the individual families in the congregation called home teaching. A companionship of two home teachers are asigned a number of families to love and care for. They in turn report to the leadership of the congregation the needs, if any, of that particular family. I currently have an assignment of leadership in my congregation, along with an assignment to home teach two families. I am responsible to care for the needs of these families in terms of spiritual, as well as, temporal well being if it is required. The home teaching assignment that I have is one that I love. I have been given the opportunity to get to know two great families. I get to visit them each month, and leave them with a spiritual thought, and more importantly to me, let them know that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Feather who loved us enough to send his only begotten son so that we could have the opportunity to return and live with him for eternity.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Bill
There are many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that have served as missionaries in many different parts of the world. However, none of them were forced into service, and they don't receive a wage for the service that they render. I had the opportunity to serve as a missionary when I was 19 years old and it was a life changing experience for me. I hope that some of my children will have the opportunity to serve a mission as well, because I know that they will experience a tremendous amount of growth in their lives. However, they are not required to serve in any capacity. The choice to serve is theirs, and theirs alone. Show more Show less