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Hi I'm Hyrum

I have been married for 29 years and we have six children and one grandchild. I am an air traffic controller and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was introduced to aviation in high school and decided as a fifteen year old that I wanted to become an air traffic controller. Later I joined the US Army and became a controller while stationed in the southern states. After four years of military service I applied for a job with the Federal Aviation Administration. I was hired and sent to a control tower in Spokane, Washington. Since then I have worked at three other control towers and I am currently working in the Seattle area. My wife and I have six wonderful children, five daughters and one son. We also have one grandson and our daughter is expecting another baby early next year. We love to go boating and camping together whenever we have the opportunity.

Why I am a Mormon

I read the Book of Mormon as a young boy but I wasn't really ready to understand it and appreciate it at the time. But a few years later when we were expecting our first child, I reread it. I was so impressed with the teachings and the stories it told. I couldn't hardly put it down. The more I read the more I felt that this book held truths and teachings that I needed to include in my life. I came into full activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during that time. I have never regretted that decision. The teachings of the church bring me comfort and joy and guidance and direction. By following the Gospel plan I have been able to feel my Heavenly Father's love for me. When faced with difficult choices I know that the Lord will help me to choose to do what is right. I'm happier when I'm obedient to the Lord's counsel as found in the scriptures and as given through the leaders of this church.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example to others by encouraging them to be nicer and more civil to each other. We live in day when there is a lot of disparaging comments around and foul language is rampant. By gently reminding others to be kinder and by being kinder myself the people I associate with see that being crude isn't alway funnier. Of course I can only control what I do and say but I think most people recognize positive encouragement. I love to attend Sunday worship services. We have a chance to meet often and I really enjoy making new friends and then seeing them each week at church. It is wonderful to see friends who meet you with a smile and a handshake. It lifts my spirit each week.