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Hi I'm Bruce

I am a convert to the Church joining at age 20. I have a wonderful wife and five adult children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In high school I met the nicest girl and we hit it off. I learned she was a member of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-day Saints. After high school I decided to hear what the missionaries had to say and soon learned I wanted to join the Church. A year after joining the Church we were married in the Oakland, CA Temple. My wife and I have worked and lived like most people around us while raising five wonderful children. I am constantly balancing family life with church life with work life with personal interests. Personal interests include sea kayaking, camping and enjoying the Great Pacific Northwest. My work has allowed me to travel all over the world including South America, Mexico, Asia and Europe. Also I have had the blessing of visiting over 30 states in the USA. A Swiss company is my employer for the past 16 years and hopefully for quite a few more.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother's family is Lutheren and faithful to their beliefs. Alas, I had little religion growing up due mainly to hardships my mother had as a single Mom with six kids. Nevertheless, we had a decent life as I learned to be independent and self-reliant. This independence allowed me the freedom to do what I wanted and what I wanted at age 20 was to listen to the "Mormon" missionaries. Somehow I knew what they taught was true so I joined the Church and have been very active ever since. I know that God lives and Jesus is the Christ. I would have a hard time proving it...but I believe it. Besides, we've had a good life with no regrets.

How I live my faith

In the previous section I said I've been very active in the Church. This means I've participated as a working member / volunteer in many capacities. You might know we have no paid ministry so lay members run the organization - of course with much supervision and guidance from other Church leaders. My experiences have included leadership in the young men's organization, Boy Scouts of America, Priesthood leadership positions at various levels and teaching opportunties at various levels. Besides Church activities there have been other volunteer positions with non-profit organizations interested in issues related to outdoor activities in Western Washington State.