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Hi I'm Phillip

I'm a husband and father. I'm a public servant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband of 11 years to my High School sweetheart who has given me four beautiful boys. I am from a small town in Arizona where I met my wife and I enjoy life. I spent four years serving in the Air Force where I met amazing people and madeendless memories. I returned to Arizona to raise my family in a smaller community. I spent almost two years working Corrections then transfered to a Police Department where I now work as a city Police Officer. I love my work and enjoy going everyday. I love spending time with my family riding ATV's and doing anything that involves outdoors. In my spare time I like to workout in the gym or stay up late watching movies. The things that keep me motivated in life are my religion, church responsibilities, and family.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I did not understand religion and thought that I was alone in that perspective. I had many questions about life and death but could never quite get an answer that sufficed. I can remember praying at meals but never completely knew why. In 1999 I met a young lady (My current wife) who was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). I have heard the name before but did not know anything about it. One day she invited me to church which I thought could never hurt. While at church I noticed some other members that I went to school with which brought me a since of comfort. During the church meetings I received so many answers to so many questions. The feeling I felt that first day gave me such a sense of peace and understanding that I immediately decided this was what I have been looking for. I was then put in touch with missionaries and a short time later baptized. Being baptized in the LDS Church has been the best decision I have ever made. From there I got married and have since been sealed to my family in the Temple for all time and eternity. My life is truly and honestly complete.

How I live my faith

Over the past 12 years I have had many "callings" or responsibilities in the church. I have been a scout leader, I have been a youth leader, I have been a teacher from youth to adults, I have been in leadership positions, and have been most importantly a missionary. I strive to maintain an image that I can be proud of in and out of church as I represent not only myself but the church. I stay involved in community events especially with my chilren playing so many sports. Collectively I live my life trying to be the best person I can be while being the best example I can be.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Much of what is done in the Church is to bless and help those who are not Mormon. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. Many of these countries have few to no Mormons, but are also non-Christian. More than 53,000 Mormon missionaries serve through the world today. All of their service is to help those who are not Mormon. Joseph Smith himself taught that we are "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Show more Show less