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Hi I'm Todd

I grew up in Arizona, served in the US Coast Guard and raised four daughters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in an insurance office so to stay active I garden, mostly vegetables, build things out of wood, mostly furniture and love to play in the outdoors. I try to get away to camp, backpack or climb as often as possible. I especially enjoy the Colorado Plateau. The landscapes are magnificent and provide a genuine physical challenge on a backpacking trip. I've hiked with or lead groups into the Grand Canyon as many as thirty times. You can hike there year round if you're careful with the heat in Summer. Plus every hike is different in some way. My favorite part of this type of experience besides the physical work is the uninterrupted time you can spend with family and friends on the trail.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Gospel of Jesus Christ answers so many questions for me. As my testimony of the truthfulness of the restored gospel has grown over the years I am really grateful for the spiritual experiences the Lord has given me. Every time I read the Book of Mormon my testimony of Jesus Christ increases. I love the examples of the characters in the Holy Scriptures. When I read of their lives and experiences I feel the love of my Heavenly Father and the Spirit whispers to me that I'll have the same help in my life as they received.

How I live my faith

I live to emulate the Savior in the way I treat others. The atonement of Jesus Christ allows me to improve as I try to stay close to Him. I have the privilege of working with the youth of the church and their friends. It's really exciting to help them plan their service projects and fun activities. I'm always impressed by how capable they are. Although working along side the youth can be quite rewarding, perhaps the best experience I've had in living my faith is when I've had the opportunity to quietly look after an elderly widow whose family lived thousands of miles away. It's nice to know the Lord hasn't forgotten these sweet elderly sisters.