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Hi I'm Eldon

I'm the father of 5 children and married to a wonderful wife. I'm an Engineer at The Boeing Company, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am most proud about being being married for almost 30 years to a beautiful wife, and being the father to five fantastic children. We now have 3 grandchildren that we can't see enough of. We love to travel as a family and/or go camping. Our favorite trip was across the country visiting church history sites. I work at the Boeing Company as an Engineer designing airplanes, and have worked on projects from the F-22 fighter to the 787 airliner. For fun, I work on a Jeep with my son and we take adventures "jeeping", or riding motorcycles off-road. I also like to go hunting, shoot guns and work on computers. I'm currently serving as the Bishop of my Ward (congregation) and receive a lot of joy working with the great members there!

Why I am a Mormon

I've been member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or a Mormon, all of my life, and I feel it has been a marvelous blessing from God! Both sides of the family have pioneer ancestors with wonderful stories of faith and perseverance. I've always felt I had a conviction of the gospel of Jesus Christ, but it was as a young man just prior to my full-time Mission to New York City that I gained a personal testimony. Since then, I have had countless witnesses of the truthfulness of a living and loving Father in Heaven, and of the reality of a living Savior who is Jesus Christ. I have learned for myself that Joseph Smith was the prophet of the Restoration, with the Book of Mormon as a witness of his work and ministry, and as another testament of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I believe that being a Mormon, or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is not just a religion but is a way of life. I feel that I live my religion every day individually and as a family. I do this by trying to follow Christ and be a Christian in all of my thoughts and actions. I say my personal prayers and have family prayer every day. I also read from the scriptures on my own and as a family. Each week we hold "Family Home Evening" as a family, which is time for us to teach each other the gospel and to have fun activities together. Being a Mormon is also a way a life because I am active in church attendance on Sunday and participate in other activities during the week. I have served in the Church in whatever capacity I am asked, from working with small children to working with the youth in scouts. I am currently serving as the Bishop, or leader of my congregation.