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Hi I'm Bill

I'm a Mormon. I grew up and went to high school in Georgia.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 44 years and we have three great children. I served in the army for four years and served a tour in Vietnam. I graduated from college with a degree in Spanish ( which I rarely use except for occasional short conversations). Most of my working life I have been self employed. I have always enjoyed outdoor activities, sports and working with teenagers. For a few years I had the idea that sky diving would be a fun thing to do. I made the mistake of telling my kids and so they gave me a certificate to go sky diving for Christmas. Me and my big mouth! I am afraid of heights and flying in turbulent weather, I am a white knuckle traveler. So, for my 65th birthday I took the plunge! As my son would have said, "what a rush"!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was fourteen years old. My mother married a member of the church and he had the missionaries come over to the house and teach us about the church. I was baptized along with my mother and two sisters. I later served a mission in Brazil. The church has served as a guide for me ever since. It gives me purpose and direction to help me as a husband and father. It helps me understand what I need to be doing and how to cope when life throws hurdles in my path. It helps me see the glass as half full.

How I live my faith

I am very involved in the church. I currently serve as a counselor to my ward Bishop. I have worked with the youth, ages 12-18, for most of my adult life. I enjoy the young people and the chance to maybe influence their lives for the good in some small way. Young people can teach you things that adults cannot. I have been on many camp outs and activities and have heard them bare their testimony of the gospel in ways that give me great confidence in the future.