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Hi I'm Todd

I am father to 4 busy kids, and a husband who occasionally has time to go camping and enjoy the great outdoors and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in a corporate environment during the week in an IT world tha feels more like 5-9 than 9-5. Most of my free time is spent with my kids and and my family and their various activities. This includes recitals, sporting events and occasionally we have time for camping and hunting and fishing. We do several kinds of camping, from backpack camping, to elk camp, to scout camp and even a very special form of camping called "mommy camping" which includes a campfire in the woods telling stories and roasting marshmellows. Then we douse the fire and drive to a nearby motel to sleep and enjoy the breakfast buffet the next morning. My wife likes this kind of camping the best, so we call it "mommy camping."

Why I am a Mormon

Life is difficult but it was not meant to be easy. We have to stand up for what we believe in. Teaching our children the values that will last a lifetime and having the gospel in our life to act as a guide, and a rudder and an anchor are sorely needed. Families are the most important thing in this life and one of the few things that we will have in heaven in the hereafter are the relationships we develop with our family members. I have a testimony of the temple blessings and the restored gospel that has the priesthood power to seal families together forever.

How I live my faith

I love working with the youth of the church. My association with these young and valiant spirits is ever so inspiring to me. I have often been called upon to teach them and serve with them, but I find that they are teaching me and serving me more. The challenges and evils we encounter in the world today are great but the church has so many programs for the youth that involve them in giving back to the communities we live in. These are the future leaders of the next generation and I am so privileged and humbled to serve at their side and see them grow into their full potential.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Typically most Mormon Missionaries pay thier own way as they serve a full time mission for 18 to 24 months, by working and saving prior to entering missionary service. Where circumstance dictate otherwise the LDS church maintains a missionary fund by generous donations of members throughout the world. In this way all missionaries who desire to serve and meet the qualifications to serve full time missions are afforded the means to work as a fulltime missionary and spread this gospel message. Show more Show less