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Hi I'm Warren

I am an almost retired owner of a software company. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I just got back from a two year mission to London. We worked with young single adults from all around the world and had a wonderful time. Upon returning home to northern Idaho, I love to fly fish, hike, woodwork, get reacquainted with our 5 daughters and 12 grandchildren and occasionally be involved in our software company. I also enjoy the outdoors taking care of our wonderful home and yard.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Lutheran. Active in that church until my later teens. However, for me, there was something lacking - a personal relationship with our Savior and our Heavenly father. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taught me something I didn't have before - that I had a Heavenly Father who is like me only glorified. He is someone I can talk to in prayer. He understands me and knows who I am and what my needs are. And I have learned from The Church, that our Savior Jesus Christ has atoned for all of our sins. We just need to accept him and do our best to follow in His ways. I have been greatly blessed by my membership in the Church. My family has been greatly blessed. It is such a pleasure to be able to watch our children and grandchildren learn from their families and The Church how to avoid the ways of the world and stay as good and righteous people - repenting of wrongdoings as needed. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led today by our living Savior through his Prophets and Apostles. I know its teachings will lead us to Heavenly Father and the Savior and that we can return as eternal families to a kind and wise Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Our greatest purpose in this life is to share our blessings with others. To share the gospel with our family. To share it with friends and acquaintances. As missionaries in London for the past two years, we tried to share the gospel with those we met in grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries, etc. Many appreciated the message we shared. Of course our main responsibility was with young single adults and we labored to help those in south London in any way we could. Now that we are back home, we have just been called as local missionaries. We hope to continue sharing the messages and blessings of the gospel with others in this new responsibility. We also know we will have opportunities to serve others in our ward and in the community through the regular service projects the ward sponsors. Helping people move, helping provide the wood many use here for heating and visiting those who are sick and have other needs.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Warren
We believe families can be eternal. On the earth they are the central unit of society and that will also be the case through the eternities. Families are the only place where children can properly be loved, cared and provided for and taught the truths that will give them eternal blessings. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Warren
Donating 10% of income is known as the law of tithing. It is a commandment from the Lord. I have been greatly blessed by keeping this commandment. As with all of the Lords commandments, it is for our blessing. Show more Show less