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Hi I'm Ross

I love to ride motorcycles, hike and 4-wheel. I'm an Electrical Contractor and they call me sparky. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in a small community in southeast Idaho where my Great Grandfather and his family were one of the first settlers in the 1870’s. I was surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and learned to understand the importance of family. At the age of 12, my family moved to Washington State where work opportunities were plentiful for my father who was an electrician. We all came to love this new home which provided easy access to the ocean, mountains, lush forests and abundant lakes and streams. I love to hike, camp, snow shoe, ski and scuba dive. All of these experiences led me to a love of the outdoors and exploration. After high school, I climbed on my motorcycle and rode by myself to Yellowstone National Park. Before the adventure was over I had logged nearly 2000 miles. I am an electrical contractor. I learned to love the electrical trade from my father where I worked Saturdays and summers throughout high school and college. I started my own electrical contracting business at the age of 25, thirty one years later I am still at it. It is a career which challenges me daily and provides me with the opportunity to help others live comfortably and safely by using the science of the natural world. I am a husband and father of 5 and when I am not working or serving at church I can usually be found tracing family roots and documenting family history. Always, the most important possessions in my life are family, and the gospel of Jesus Christ

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family. From the earliest time in my life, that I can remember, there has never been a time that I didn’t believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true, however at the age of 18, I developed a powerful testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ when I began to read and study the word of God found in his scriptures, the Bible, the Book of Mormon, The Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. The impact of that decision led me to turn my life over to the Savior and I determined to follow his will for me the rest of my life. At the age of 19, I choose to serve him and follow his will by giving two years of my life at my and my families’ expense to teach the gospel as a missionary in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. I came to love the people of Canada as I taught them the gospel and saw the change in their lives as they heard, accepted, and embraced our Savior, Jesus Christ. The Lord blessed me during that service with a deeper understanding of the Gospel, greater maturity and a work ethic that would serve me for the rest of my life. I have continued to serve the Lord to the best of my ability throughout my life. Countless times through out my life the Holy Spirit has whispered to me the truth of the restoration of the gospel, the restoration of the Lord's holy Priesthood to the earth and His day to day influence and direction to those who are called and set apart to lead the church. I have felt the Lords witness to me that he knows me, loves me and is here to lead, guide and direct me. I learned long ago that they way to peace and happiness is through service to our fellow men and there is no better vehicle of service than His church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

It is important to me to live my faith in all areas of my life, at home, at work, in the community and at church. Following the example of the savior is the only way to show him that his sacrifice and love for us has meaning in our lives. The best philosophy I can use to guide my personal life is the golden rule, “do unto others and you would have others do unto you”. I also believe that the Lord blesses the lives of us his children, through the actions of us, his children. Because of that I try to listen carefully to the promptings of his spirit as they prompt me to action helping others. Finally I believe that service to others is the way the Lord gives us to grow and develop ourselves in to the kind of people worthy to live in the presence of God and Christ in the eternal world to come. The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was organized and structured by the Lord himself and operates with a lay ministry giving all of its members the opportunity to serve. I have never turned down a call to serve in the church and have had the opportunity to serve in virtually every local level calling available. The more I serve the closer I feel to Lord.