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Hi I'm Mark

I grew up in Washington, and own a successful international business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father, a classical violinist, Violist and conductor.

Why I am a Mormon

My family is the most important thing to me. Seeing how the church helps my children grow and have confidence in themselves and the world is very rewarding. Knowing that the church will be there for my wife and children when I pass away is a comfort to me. My father is fighting a normally terminal cancer right now - seeing the way the church gives him strength in this time of need is inspiring. We had to move to Arizona from another state. When we went to church for the first time in our new ward (congregation) I was amazed at how good it felt. No one else in Arizona cared that we were there, but the members of the church did. Some of them even helped us move into our new home, even though I had never met them! My family immediately came into contact with other families with similar values, similar family goals. I imagine that moving to a new city can be really lonely. I can't say moving was all popcorn and candy, but the church was there for us when we need it. And under all of that is a feeling and knowledge that the church is true. This is the way you should feel, and the way people should act, in the true church of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I took my son Home Teaching for the first time yesterday - what that means is that we have a family in the ward that we visit once a month, just to touch base and have a cup of anything but coffee :-). We took a message from the prophet and taught the family for a few minutes. Most of the time these visits are just fun social time. But if something bad happens to that family they know we will be there for them, to help however we can. They have our phone number, and know that we care about them. Like I said, 99% of the time its a fun visit, 1% of the time a home teacher is there when a family needs them the most.