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Hi I'm Lee

I have five brothers and two sisters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to camp, fish, hunt, hike, and just be outdoors. My Bride says I collect too many things (FD patches, coins, knives, antiques, model trains, stamps, books, movies, etc.) and I suspect she's right. We have seven kids and nine grandkids, with two more on the way. If I could I would do nothing but be with family all the time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church when I was 16 by friends and then later taught by Church Missionaries. The family values, self reliance, work ethic, honesty, and service doctrines greatly appealed to me. The Holy Ghost provided the confirmation my faith required to investigate further. My brother and I were baptised a couple years later. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has from that day and even more so today has given me confidence and peace. The restorted truths help me understand where I came from, why I am here on the earth, and what is possible for me and my family once my time here is through. I know that God lives and he loves me. His son Jesus Christ is the Savior and has atoned for my sins. God and Christ appeared to prophets from the time of Adam until now. Joseph Smith was a Prohet who under direction of the Father and Jesus Christ restored the full gospel, to include the priesthood of God. President Monson is the Prophet chosen by God to speak his will to all the world today. Temples provide us a place where we can receive instruction, do work for those that passed away, and receive personal revelation. Becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints was the thing that set me on a life course that has brought me tremendous joy and happiness. My brother and I are 1st generation Mormon's and though my parents and other sibblings have not been baptized, they are very supportive and have always been respectful of our choice to follow Christ.

How I live my faith

Within the Church I have been fortunate to serve in many roles to include that of local and area leadership, along with teaching and serving as youth or adult instructor. The Scout Program and teaching early morning seminary classes for high school students was challenging but most rewarding. Service in the Church was a natural path to service in the community as both require a desire to help people and pride in your community. I suspect that being a Mormon helped me to decide to join the fire department and then stay in the industry for 35+ years.