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Hi I'm Todd

I see myself as a normal Joe, who does his best to support his wife and children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like I mentioned in before, I am married, blissfully for more than two decades. Together, we are doing our best to raise 4 children. Our oldest in her four year of college and our youngest is making his way through junior high school. We enjoy the roller coaster of activites their lives take us on. I am a graduate of Kent State University, with a B.S. in secondary education. My focus was mathematics. Currently I work for a major airline's reservation call center. Hence, I love the opportunity to travel and see the world from different perspectives. I enjoy running, biking, swimming, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I don't do any of them on a competitive level, I just like to do them to be able to say I can or do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a home that teaches and practices the gosepl of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Just before I turned 16, I moved with my family to a different state. This move required me to find out for myself who I was, what I could become, and if the values I had been taught were important or valuable. It did not happen overnight, but has become a life long journey. I learned that though important to me, going to church and striving to live according to the values and principles taught there, was not just about socializing. I had left my comfort zone and circle of close friends who shared the same values, behind in another state. I did not make strong social connections at first and found myself not belonging, so I chose to stop attending church. When I tried to figure out what was missing in my life, I realized that it was not the social interaction, but the spiritual interaction that I missed. it was then that I recommitted to build upon the spiritual as well as the social relationship in my life. Through these experineces, I have come to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. It is through His Atoning sacrifice and my faithfulness to covenants I make with Him, that I am able to return to the presence of my Heavenly Father, who is very real. I have experienced the miracle that comes through the power of His lovign sacrifice on my behalf. I have also learned that it is a journey. I have not arrived at the end. I am continuing to grow and learn. I am able to do so through the practices and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live faithfully. Being a follower of Jesus Christ is more than just words. It requires effort on my part. Currently, I am a couselor in a ward bishopric. I help oversee the affairs of a congregation of about 300 members of our church. Together we counsel, guide, and work with individuals and organizations within that congregation. Through out my journey, I have helped as a teacher of children between ages of 3 and 11. I have served as a Sunday School and seminary teacher of youth between the ages of 12 and 18, where I taugh on Sundays as well as each week day before school started. I have been a record keeper, scout leader, councilman, and home teacher. These opportunities to serve do not come in any progressive manner. I may help oversee the congregation, in which I live, for a couple years and then be asked to teach a class of 4 or 5 children for the next. In my journey, I am sure that I will continue to have many more opportunities. The important thing is not where I server, but how. Because of my committment to my savior, I have the opportunity to share my witness, my experience, my journey, that those individuals with whom I am called serve, might be able to discover for themselves the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, their brother. The aboved mentioned activities are in addition to living the life of a normal Joe. I still work a regular paying job to suppot my family. It is my belief that because of the values I practice, the lessons I learn, and the witness I am a able to share, it bleeds over into my temporal affairs. They make me a better person, a better husband, a better father. Together they make me who I am.