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Hi I'm Don

I have lived in California, New York, Mexico, Utah & Arizona and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a family man. I love spending time with my wife & kids. They are my priority and make everything worth it. I make a living as a commercial construction project manager. I have a degree in Construction Management and a masters degree in Real Estate Development. I care for the people I work with and live around and do whatever I can to back them up. I believe life is about how we treat each other. I served a mission in Mexico and as a result have developed a passion for speaking Spanish and eating Mexican food & can never get enough salsa verde. I enjoy placing a random joke in otherwise serious meetings and sharing funny stories around a campfire.

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for a lot of reasons. I am a better man, husband and father because of the values that I live. I know that Jesus Christ lives and has given us a perfect example to follow. I know he is my Savior and I trust in him in all I do. I know that because of His gospel I can be forgiven for my sins and be resurrected after death. I have a strong personal conviction and commitment to living the gospel of Jesus Christ because I know that it is the true gospel. I have felt the power and influence of the Holy Ghost witness to me that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me. He is real. I rely on his loving guidance and direction in all I do and recognize his hand in my life. I know that the gospel teaches true and correct principles because I have been blessed by following them. I treasure this knowledge. I treasure my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father. It is my wish that everyone could experience what I have experienced and claim for themselves the blessings that belonging to the church offers . It means the world to me and I can't imagine living in this world without it. I believe that we are not earthly beings having an occasional spiritual experience but rather we are spiritual beings having an earthly experience. Our lives have a purpose. There is a Father in Heaven and we are his children. He has provided a way through His son Jesus Christ for us to return to him and be with our families forever. I love the scriptures including the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I know that when I read and ponder them I feel closer to God. If I ever want to feel near to God I can open my scriptures. Living the gospel teachings and having faith in the Lord brings me a sense of peace and confidence to overcome any challenge or trial. I'm a Mormon because I choose to follow God's plan of happiness.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is not just going to church once a week but is an entire way of life. Personally I pray, read the scriptures and study the gospel daily. I try to live my life in a way that I can be worthy of the Lord's promptings and to be in tune enough to receive them. We strive to live the gospel in my home. My wife and I are best friends and we pray together and seek guidance for every decision that we have ever made. We try to be in partnership with the Lord in our marriage and know that he has brought us closer together as a result. As a family we pray, read scriptures and teach our children each day. We try to prepare them to recognize and avoid the evil and heartache this world has to offer and to treat others how they would like to be treated. I am very active with serving in the church. There are no paid clergy in the church so everything is done by assignment and we all have our chance to make a contribution. Currently I am serving as a counselor to the Bishop in our area. My responsibilities include administration of the meetings on Sunday and various church programs including providing welfare assistance, social activities, overseeing the youth group programs for teenagers, and overseeing the Boy Scout program in our area. I also like to visit and welcome the new families that have moved into the area and the people who are learning about the church. I am happiest when I am doing good and serving other people. It's kind of like how Abraham Lincoln put it; "When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad. That is my religion."