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Hi I'm Elvis

I am a Mormon. I grew up in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming, which is near Yellowstone Park. I am a consulting engineer.

About Me

Wyoming is my home state. I grew up in the Big Horn Basin area, which is near Yellowstone Park. My father's family (my great-grandfather) was one of the original colonizers that settled in the basin. They have created a great heritage there. I graduated from the University of Wyoming in Architectural and Civil Engineering. This has been my life's career as a consulting engineer. I have my own consulting practice. It has been my privilege to have participated in the design and overview of some of the church buildings, including a few of our sacred temples. I am still actively working in engineering and am involved in many interesting projects. My wife (Anne) and I have been married for more than 45 years and we have five wonderful children and twelve grand-children. Although, we had casually known each other since high school, we re-met while I was doing plumbiing work at my parents home during a remodeling project, following my mission assignment. I served a mission for the church to the West Central States. We have lived in Arvada for 40 years and some of our children and their families still live in the Denver area. Anne works in the airline industry. We enjoy many activities with the family.

Why I am a Mormon

One of my favorite scriptures is found in the Bible from the Book of Psalms 8:4-6. 4. "What is man, that thou are mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 5. For thou has made him a little lower than the angels, and has crowned him with glory and honor. 6. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou has put all things under hisfeet." I have often pondered that statement. Surely, God has watch over us and in concerned with all we do. Yet we have challenges and disappointments in life and we wonder if God is really mindful of uw as we go through those difficulties. Life in this world is full of challenges. We hear and see of life's many difficulties and are discouraged by the suffering and downtrodden conditions of the world's population. Yet, there is hope. Within us is a sense of success and a longing for a better way of life. There is this unwavering expectation that we can imporve and life will become what we want it to be. I know that we can lift ourselves to greater heights. It has been said that, "life would not be easy, but, only that it would be worth it." Certainly, my life has been worth it. It is a wonderful adventrue, filled with many challenges, but also, full of many blessings. As I count my blessings I am so grateful for my family and their strengths. THe gospel and the church has given us opportunities to serve in many assignments and personal inspiration to guide us throughout our lives. I have a testimony of the gospel. It can give us peace of mind by knowing our great potential as one of Heavenly Father's children. The gospel can change lives if we live by the example set by Jesus Christ, 'to love one another, as he loves us.' It is wonderful to see people accept the gospel and apply those principles to their lives. I have read and studied the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon and find great strength in them. The gospel is restored. We can be a part of it.

How I live my faith

There is a reason and a purpose to life. Sometimes we get lost in those heartaches and disappointments. We are most hapy and fulfilled in life when we are doing things that make others happy. I have served in many assignments within the church. Some of those assignments have permitted me to be involved in people's personal lives. I have seen them grow and develop within the church and overcome challenges. It is a blessing to see the gospel in action and the strength that people gain through participation in the church and its activities. We are His hands in making a difference in someone's life and bringing a positive change to others. It is through giving of ourselves to help others that we are in the service of our God. We attend Sunday worship service and activities and enjoy the fellowship that is there. God has given us dominion over this earth and we have the responsibility to administer that dominion for the betterment of the world. We are capable of making good things happen. From this we can see and feel that our life is good. We have the power to change, the potential for happiness and the knowlege that we are just "a little lower than the agnels." He watches over us and is mindful of our needs. My testimony is that the gospel of Jesus Chirst is true and the way of life. Through the church and the priesthood, which has been restored to the earth, we can return to our Heavenly Father's presence.