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Hi I'm Pye

I live in Gilbert, Arizona with my wife and three sons. I play the drums and love going to concerts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Gilbert, Arizona with my wife and three sons. I was born in Graz, Austria and immigrated to Canada when I was four years old. My family moved to Arizona when I was in high school, and from there I attended college at Brigham Young University (BYU) where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. I've done public relations and communications throughout my career, which began in 1996 when I earned my degree. My wife is from Huntington Beach, California and we met at BYU our freshman year. We were married in 1993 following my two-year mission for the LDS Church in the Philippines. She has learned to cook my favorite Filipino recipes even better than our local restaurants serving Filipino food. I've always had a love for writing, playing and listening to music. I played the drums in my first band when I was 10 years old and have enjoyed music in my life ever since. When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, usually going to sporting or other activities that my sons are involved in. Currently my oldest son plays the snare drum in his high school marching band and my middle son plays flag football with a local league. My youngest son has been doing gymnastics. Over the years we've also done basketball, diving, scouting and piano lessons to name a few. It definitely keeps me busy! Other things I enjoy include eating delicious Mexican food, vacationing at the beach or in the mountains and relaxing from the fast-paced live we live.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS home where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was taught. I didn't have an easy childhood. We moved around a lot and struggled financially. At the same time, my parents were good examples in living good Christian lives consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Over the years, in a very gradual process, I began to learn from my own experiences that I was happiest when I was living my life in accordance with Christ's teachings. I chose to serve a mission for the Church to share the Gospel message that had been such a blessing in my life. As I have read the Book of Mormon and studied and lived all the teachings of the Church, I have gained my own personal witness and testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Savior's restored Church on the earth today. Because I know that all of the doctrines taught by the Church are true, I choose to live in accordance with them. Doing so has brought my life great peace and happiness in a very crazy world. It gives me perspective and understanding to know where I came from, why I am living on this earth, and the potential I have to live with God and my family beyond this life. I don't have to fear death because I have faith that Jesus Christ paid the price for my sins and was resurrected so that I can return to live with God again. All I have to do is my best in following His son, Jesus Christ. That faith and knowledge is a great comfort and assurance, especially during times when life gets difficult. Jesus Christ and his teachings serve as my rock and my foundation. He is always there for me and always will be. I'm very grateful for that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by simply trying to follow Jesus Christ's perfect example. I try to view people and treat people the way that he would. I try to love and serve those around me. I also serve in the Church as a membership clerk, which means I keep track of the membership records for our congregation. The Church is very well-organized so the records are kept accurate and up-to-date. This ensures that every member of our congregation is watched over and cared for. I've also served for many years as a boy scout leader through our Church. Members of our Church voluntarily serve in these types of positions. There are also a lot of opportunities to do volunteer work in the community, such as serving food at a homeless shelter or planting a garden for a home for troubled teens. Those are some of the things I've done as I've served in my Church responsibilities and/or volunteered for service opportunities.