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Hi I'm Delmar

I grew up as a farm boy and ended up as a business professional. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At this point in my life the thing that I enjoy most is spending time with my family. I've been married more than thirty five years and my wife and I raised five children in Colorado. They are all married and college educated now and we have eight grandchildren and expect to have more in the future. When I see all of them I realize how much my Heavenly Father has blessed my life. It's been better than I ever thought it would be. I was born to a humble farm family in Idaho. Our family had its struggles but I learned to work hard and appreciate what I had. As a result of that hard work, I was able to receive a college education and have enjoyed a professional career that enabled me to associate with many good people and to accomplish some important professional goals. Through it all, I've always made time to be there for my wife and children, to serve in my church and to try my best to be a good friend and neighbor.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a young boy by my parents. My ancestors were Mormon pioneers who immigrated from England and Sweden and came to the United States to follow their newly-found faith. But I'm not a Mormon just because my parents, grandparents and great grandparents were Mormons. I'm a Mormon because I learned for myself, through study, prayer, faith and practicing the principles, that this truly is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ in its fullness. As a teenager I determined that I was going to find out for myself if the religion I was raised in was truly what it claimed to be. I read the Book of Mormon. I studied its teachings and compared them to the Bible. I explored my friends' religions. Most of all, I prayed to know the truth. Through experiences very personal and sacred I came to know that I am a son of God, that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that they restored the gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith. In the many years since I gained that initial testimony I have continued to study, pray and practice my religion. I know now more than ever that the decision I made to remain a Mormon and to live the principles of the gospel has been the source of all the happiness and joy I've experienced in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being more than a "Sunday only" Christian. I have always tried to be honest, dependable and charitable, striving to be "an example of the believers" as the Apostle Paul charged Timothy to be in 1 Timothy 4:12. I'm certainly not perfect but I'm a better man than I would have been without the influence of the gospel and the church in my life. Being one of the few Latter-day Saints in my work environment for most of my career, I've tried to set a good example by living my religion and practicing its principles. In the Church I've had the opportunity to teach classes, to serve as a Boy Scout leader and as a bishop. I've been able to provide service to fellow church members as well as those who are not of our faith. I've been a member of my homeowners' board of directors and participated in civic service organizations. I've learned that being a Mormon doesn't make me unusual or feel out of place in my community. Rather, it makes me a better member of my community. Living my religion isn't a burden. It's the source of true happiness and provides purpose to my life.