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Hi I'm Troy A. Wallin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the husband to a beautiful woman inside and out, the father to five energetic and happy children, the founder of the largest law firm in Gilbert, Arizona, and an avid runner, cyclist, hiker, basketball player and reader. I am blessed to have the greatest friends in the world, many of whom I've known since I was a young child. I am the oldest of eight amazing siblings, among whom I count a doctor, a dentist, two wonderful homemakers, a periodontist and former starting defensive tackle for the Arizona State University football team, a CPA and a dental student. I am the immediate past president of the Zanjeros (Spanish for "water master"), a non-profit civic organization based in the East Valley of the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area, whose mission it is to bring dramatic improvements to the quality of life for families and businesses in the East Valley. I am also a member of the Board of Directors for the House of Refuge, a non-profit homeless shelter that is located adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know I have a loving Heavenly Father who sent his Son to atone for my sins, which are many. I know that my Heavenly Father wants me to return to live with Him again so he has provided prophets in these latter days. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God who speaks His will. I know that when I live the gospel I have peace and love in my heart and that I am able to live with great joy. Mae West once said, "I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better." The gospel of Jesus Christ brings a richness to my life without which I would feel very poor. The Savior taught that "by their fruits ye shall know them." The fruits of the gospel in my life are very sweet indeed. They haven't always been easy to pluck, but they are worth every bit of the effort. I know that families can be together forever. I'm thankful to know that I will be joyfully reunited with grandparents and other friends and family members once again after this life has ended. I look forward to Eternal Life in the presence of family and friends whom I love so dearly. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and is a second witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ, along with the Holy Bible. I have felt the Spirit of the Holy Ghost impress upon me its truth on many occasions. I know that the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith, who was a modern-day Moses in restoring the fullness of the gospel on the earth again through Heavenly messengers sent from God. How grateful I am to be able to read from those words every day and to personally commune with my Heavenly Father in prayer.

How I live my faith

I try to read from the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon every morning. This experience helps me deal with the struggles I face each day in this demanding world in which we live. We also read together as a family from the scriptures each morning and are able to apply the teachings into our lives and discuss the unique challenges we each face. My family and I all attend church each Sunday morning together and are blessed to be able to partake of the sacred emblems of the Lord's sacrament and to thereby renew our baptismal covenants with Him. I served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka the Mormons) to Sapporo, Japan when I was 19 years old. I developed many lifelong friends there and was able to build a foundation upon the rock of Jesus Christ my Redeemer, which continues to serve me to this day. I taught early morning seminary to high school aged youth for over two years and thoroughly enjoy the current opportunity I have to serve the young men of the Maplewood Ward in Gilbert, Arizona. For a high adventure activity this summer, over 25 of these young men and over 10 adult leaders mounted horses for a cattle drive of hundreds of cattle in Snowflake, Arizona. We worked hard during the day and shared powerful testimonies at night. What an incredible experience!