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Hi I'm Dale

I grew up in Phoenix, AZ, USA. My wife, Sharon, and I have an income tax and financial planning business. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona, USA. After high school I served a mission for the Church in the Ecuador Quito Mission. I earned my CFP(r) designation (certified financial planner) and my EA (enrolled agent) designation. That means I am a financial planner with an emphasis is income taxes. My wife and I have seven children and currently (in 2011) have 8 grandchildren, number 9 is on the way. I enjoy long distance bicycle riding. I completed my first century ride (100 miles) just a few weeks before I turn 50. Whenever we can get to Hawaii we both love to snorkel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints but received my own testimony of it's truth when I was in high school. I had had a very bad motorcycle accident and was hospitalized for several months. While I had always believed the Church was true, it wasn't till that accident that I took the time to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover, pondered the stories and prayed to God to know for myself. I testify that God sent his Holy Spirit to touch my heart, the affirmation was profound and undeniable. Life still tempts and challenges. I have made some mistakes that required repenting, but the cleansing feeling of repentance is another testimony to me that the atonement of Jesus Christ is real. I'm a Mormon because God has confirmed to me that the Book of Mormon is true. Which means that Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet. There is no way an ordinary man, let alone an uneducated young man less than 30 years old could have come up with the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

Life brings challenges even when you know what it's purpose is. Temptations come because you are striving to live a good life. It is only through faith that God has a purpose for me that I am able to endure the challenges. I have faith the Jesus is the Savior of the World, that his atonement covers each of us. Through Him all of mankind will be resurrected from the dead. And through Him, if we repent of our sins and transgressions, the atonement can qualify us to not only live again in a resurrected body, but be able to live in God's presence again. I know that I am a child of God and that He knows me and loves me.