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Hi I'm Phil

I moved to Texas six years ago. I'm a big BYU football fan. As you might imagine, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my family; at the pool, at the neighbors, at Church. It doesn't matter where it is, as long as my family is with me, I am having a good time. My children in school range from high school to pre-school. Four kids is not easy to keep track of, but they're outstanding kids that challenge me to be a better father. My wife and I spend many hours reading and helping with homework with our children. I enjoy watching sporting events and am a big fan of soccer. I love to watch the World Cup events when they're on TV. I watch as many Premier League games as are available. My favorite teams are Barcelona and the Argentine National Team. I have worked in the IT industry for the last 15 years and currently am working as a developer of call routing technologies for a large healthcare firm.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to think that the reason I was a Mormon was simply because my parents were; however, I have come to a personal knowledge that I have a Savior in Jesus Christ, whose atoning sacrifice allows me to be forgiven of my sins. I know that through prophets, God has always revealed His intentions. I know this to be the case today in our day. He speaks to living prophets and apostles who can help guide us through the troubled times in which we live. I'm a Mormon because of my testimony that Joseph Smith the prophet that restored the Church that Christ had originally established when he dwelt on the earth. Through the gift and power of God, he also translated ancient scripture that we know today as the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as bishop of a congregation of 400 members in the far north side of San Antonio. I have many opportunities to serve those members through home teaching, working with youth, providing spiritual counsel, and administering welfare assistance when needed. We often look for opportunities to serve in the community. We have spent time serving at the San Antonio Food Bank. We currently have plans to work at the Boysville home in San Antonio to help with projects that are volunteer-based efforts for that non-profit organization. There are many opportunities to serve as fire displaces families from their homes, hurricanes cause damage, or floods wreak havoc on daily routines.