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Hi I'm Don

I grew up in California, attended BYU and settled in Scottsdale Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of four wonderful children and six of the cutest grandchildren. I like to mountain bike, play basketball and racketball. After attending BYU we moved our family to Arizona, where I have enjoyed hiking and exploring.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it a wonderful way of life that has helped me raise our children and become closer to the Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving many of our Heavenly Fathers children here on earth. Our family gathers together on various occasions whether it is Family Home Evening or family vacations to establish traditions of living a gospel centered home. As parents we have made sacrifices for our children over the years. We have tried to commit our resources we have been blessed with to strenghtening our children and other around us. Our time and energy has been focused on raising our family to understand our purpose here on earth. We have tried to be a happy home, safe enviroment for our kids and friends. As we have had laughter and joyous times together as a family, we have also had our trials in life. We live our faith in our home by striving to be the best person we could be by looking for the light of the gospel in our lives. As we keep the eternal perspective in mind, it makes the every day challenges easier to cope with. We have learned that patience is key to a happy home.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Don
In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” many Mormon beliefs about families are outlined. One of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ core beliefs is that family relationships can last forever—not just for this life. Just as some of life’s sweetest joys can come through family associations, the loss of a beloved family member can be a source of our deepest sorrows. But death does not need to be the end of our relationships with cherished loved ones. The Lord revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith that the “same sociality which exists among us here will exist among us there [in eternity], only it will be coupled with eternal glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 130:2). Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. Jesus gave to Peter the power to have things sealed on earth and sealed in heaven (Matthew 16:19). This same sealing power was restored to Joseph Smith. Mormon’s believe that they can be “sealed” or bound together through His power enabling them to live together in eternity. Show more Show less