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Hi I'm Gilbert Maxwell

Born and raised LA, Irish mission, BYU graduate, married, father of 4. Financial & retirement advisor 20+ years and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm lucky to be married for over 40 years to my college sweetheart. We have had four kids, and they have had 10 so far. I have always loved sports, but now the great part is my grandkids play racquetball and surf with me - incredably lucky guy. I have always been active in my faith. At 19, I accepted and served a two year mission in Ireland. My mission president became a wonderful friend of mine and a powerful influence in my life. I served with companions who have become life-long friends to this day. I entered BYU in 1965 and graduated 1968 in Social Science. I have served in three diverse professional assignments: Juvenile Court Counselor; Human Resources Director; and Financial & Retirement Advisor. Our family lives within a few miles of eachother. We try to have Sunday dinners together with one degree of success or another. I thank God every day for everything. I'll be forever grateful for so many answered prayers.

Why I am a Mormon

I think growing up in Los Angeles and then LA county was practically an honor. My parents loved and were always faithful to eachother. They couldn't have more children after I was born, so they adopted a son named Jon, then a daughter Cathy and then daughter Marie. Although there was a big spread in ages betweeen us kids, we get togher now occasionally for lunch/dinner and at our annual "beach week" in Newport. Our folks stayed close to their families also. We traveled to northern California and Utah to be with family often. Pretty early on, I accepted and came to have a testimony of God, His Son Jesus Christ and my relationship to them. I accept that they have hopes and expectations of me - just as my own parents and family have always had. I'm like the luckiest guy in the world.

How I live my faith

My faith has always been an active one. My first major calling was as missionary. The transition from a high school mentality to a missionary was pretty huge for me. But from that calling to many others since, I believe I have gotton back much more than I gave. Just the way it works. It seems like accepting and serving valientaly in whatever calling/s we have is like an easy way to show God that we honor Him (by serving faithfully). My family is a primary focus of continual interest, love and prayers. We want to be a "forever family", caring about ourselves, our God, our neighbors and eachother. May God bless us all to get closer and closer to that. Thanks.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Gilbert Maxwell
I am convinced a person can best get to know God by being part of one's own family. Learning to love as God loves, serve and feel the way He feels is the best way to understand the full purpose of this life on Earth. I love my family like no other people on Earth and each one of us will be forever connected to eachother. Show more Show less