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Hi I'm Grant

I grew up on a small farm in California, and now I am a programmer for a major software company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town on a farm. It taught me how to work hard and inspired me to get an education so I wouldn't have to work like that ever again. I got a degree in Computer Science. I really enjoy writing code for my day job, but it is really just a means to an end. I am happily married to my beautiful wife. Despite health issues we have 4 great kids. Although I love them all, my soon-to-be-teenage son can be very challenging. Spending time with my family is the only thing better than writing programs or playing on the computer.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon. Growing up I never felt committed to the church, but everything just seemed right. I decided to go on a mission when I was 19 because that's what the Prophet asked. I figured I needed a stronger testimony before I could help convert others. After lots of sessions reading the scriptures and praying, I finally got an answer, "You already know." I am generally a very logical minded person. Although there is a lot of logic behind the gospel principles and truths, I know there is no way to prove any of it. However, I cannot imagine a universe without a loving and kind creator who planned it all out for me.

How I live my faith

I go to church each week. I love listening to other's experiences and insights into the gospel and the constant reminders of the pure simplicity of it. I am the scout committee chairperson. I coordinate the acitivities of several other volunteers to help support our scout masters as they lead, teach, guide and help the young scouts entrusted to them. I joke that although I might have the biggest title, the only authority I have is to call meetings. Sometimes I feel just like a cog in some big machine, but then I realize this is a living manifestation of the phrase, "it takes a village to raise a child." And most of all, Christ knows each one of us and cares for us, and although we are cogs in some big master plan, we also are all important and special individually. We each get our turn being lifted and supported.