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Hi I'm Conrad

I like people. I have lived several places, and have always found people to be more important than secnery. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to listen to people. I like to learn what they have done, and how they feel about things. Too often we just sort of skim over what is really important to other people and just try to keep moving forward in our lives. But when we take the time to listen, really listen, we learn to appreciate the whole person and see the wonder of other children of our Heaveny Father. This past summer my wife and I became empty nesters. Our son married a wonderful young lady, and is now is law school. It is taking some adjustment, but it's sort of fun to just be a couple again. I am one of those who stays friends with people. I have known many of my friends for many, many years. Just because we are geographically separated doesn't mean the end of a friendship. We enjoy being part of their lives, and having them as part of ours. I enjoy learning. I would love to have time to take a class in astronomy, or physics. I like to cook, and think I a recipie for the best chocolate chip cookies. My wife sometimes questions some of what I cook, and somehow has the idea that part of cooking is cleaning up afterwards.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon by choice. I grew up in a home with a mom who was very active in the Mormon church, and a dad who wasn't. I love them both. It has not always been easy to be a Mormon. And there have been times when I sincerely thought that it would be just fine to be in a sail boat of a Sunday morning rather than sitting in a Church meeting. But through it all, I have always known that God was very real, and that He loves me. When I fear, and have doubts, I think about how much I am loved, and I then have the courage to live as I should. I love our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. I can't comprehend His love for each of us. When I recall what pain and misery He endured for me, I am amazed. When I get a sliver, or other slight hurt I really feel badly for myself. And then I realize both the physical as well as the spiritual pain that Jesus Christ suffered for me. How much Christ loves each of us! I know that Christ lives, and cares for us. He is the center of my life. As long as I keep the Master at the center, my life is in order and I have harmony. When I let other things crowd in, things get out of order, and life is more difficult. I have struggles and challenges on a daily basis. But with Christ as the center I am able to keep moving in the right direction. I love His kindness. I love His patience. I love the Lord.

How I live my faith

It is such a great opportunity to serve the Lord by serving other people. Right now, I am the leader of a Mormon congregation. This means that I get to share in the joys, the celebrations, the successes, as well as the heartachs and sorrows of the members in our local area. What a blessing it is to be able to help people! It is amazing to work with our youth. They face such challenges, but are couragously dealing with a complex and troubled world. I see families struggeling financially, but dedicated to staying spiritually strong. And I love the members who are more experienced by age. They face each day knowing that they have worthwhile things to accomplish, even though they may have to work around a few aches and pains. The willingness, love and goodness of people is such a positive thing. I really enjoy seeing our members work and help their neighbors. Membership is not a requirement of being a good neighbor; if we can help, we truly try to assist.