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Hi I'm Gary

I grew up in California as a second generation Mormon. I'm a rocket scientist blessed with a great wife and kids.

About Me

I am a happily married husband and father of five successful children. I work in the aerospace industry as a program manager designing, building, and launching rockets. I look forward to retirement in a few short years and plan to devote my post retirement time to rehabbing houses, restoring classic cars, getting to know my family better, and seeing the world while serving missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am an aspiring pilot and plan to earn my pilot license together with my youngest son over the next year.

Why I am a Mormon

As a second generation member of the LDS church, membership in and service to the church is ingrained as second nature to me. However, my reason to remain actively engaged in the church is really driven by a strong testimony that the church represents a personal conduit to my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. This strong conviction has come to me as I've learned that true satisfaction, contentment, and occasional bursts of joy come from focusing outside myself on the path of discipleship to Christ.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of our local congregation of the LDS church and currently serve as a physical facilities representative to keep the church buildings attractive and in good repair. I am also assigned to watch over several families in our congregation by making regular visits to their home and trying to ensure that their physical and spiritual needs are met.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The word of wisdom has been scientifically shown to be a positive guide to improving our health and happiness. However, I believe that the real power of the Word of Wisdom is to build our faith in following the teachings of our modern day prophets. It provides tangible evidence to bolster our faith that God and His prophet teach us how to happy. Show more Show less