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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Michigan and raised outside of Indianapolis, Indiana so I guess you could say I am a midwesterner.

About Me

I am A Senior Claims Adjuster for a large insurance company but spend every minute I can with my beautiful family. I am a father of 4 children and have a wondrful wife. Both my wife and I attended Major Universities and were raised mormon right here in the midwest. I love spending time with my family doing whatever we can think up whether that includes taking my daughter to dance or playing cars with my boys. It all works. What is most important is the time we spend together.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church when I was about 4 years old. Both my parents were raised Catholic and I have a great respect for the faith of my Grandparents. Growing up Mormon, my father was always an example of what it meant to be a man of faith. As a convert family to the church, we learned as we went along. We were able to take the strengths of my parents Catholic upbringing and add to it the blessings The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has to offer. Both my mother and father spent so much time with me and my brothers from water balloon fights to walks in the woods. My Mother was always there to listen and teach by example. During some of the quieter times growing up, I felt a peace that has never left me. It is that peace, and the faith that has grown as I studied the scriptures and continue to try and live the teachings of Christ that has given my life direction and purpose. Being Mormon has brought great peace and joy to my life as well as given be the tools to bless others.

How I live my faith

One of the great things about being a Mormon is all of the opportunities I have had to serve. Serval times at work when explaining some of the service I have been able to participate in, co-workers have commented how lucky I was to be given chances to make a differance. Presently, I work with the 14 and 15 year old boys. I teach them on Sunday, and help organize and lead activities during the week. Some of the things we have done most recently involve going on campouts, pizza and game night and really just being available as another adult when they need someone to talk to. I have been able to partcipate in flood relief and even taught an early morning religion class for 2 years every day before high school to a class of about 15 high schoolers. I think the person who has been affected the most from all this though is myself. Through each of these opportunities to serves others I have felt myself draw closer to the Savior Jesus Christ.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Greg
The family is so important to the church becuase it is where some of the greatest joys come from in this life. It is also the perfect place to learn how to love, serve and work together. Show more Show less