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Hi I'm Greg

I grew up in California. I am an engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 6 children, one is married and 3 are in college. I work in the aerospace industry and have had the opportunity to design and build many high tech vehicles. Several are in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. I love the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that have been members of the church for several generations. Even growing up as a member of the church the time came when, as teenager, I had to gain my own testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I gained my testimony of the church through reading the Book of Mormon and receiving a spiritual witness of the truthfulness of it, much like anyone that wants to find out if the church is true. I have remained a member of the church because of that witness and because of the blessings it has brought to my family and the joy it brings into my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily in all that I do. Keeping the covenants that I have made dictates my daily activities. How I treat my coworkers, neighbors and family is the greatest indicator of how I live my faith. I see them all as children of God and my brothers and sisters. I strive to treat them with love and patience, using gentle persuasion to help influence them to do good.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Greg
The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is without flesh and bones so that He can influence our spirits. He is the comforter, guide, and reveals truth to each of us. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. If we live our lives in accordance to what the Savior teaches we can have the guidance of the Holy Ghost with us at all times. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Greg
As members of the church we use the words ward, stake, and branch freely; but the terms are not familiar to those that do not have a lot of association with the church. These words describe local congregations of the church. Wards are the local congregations that meet together each week. A ward is defined within a specific geographical location. A Stake is an organization of multiple wards usually 7 to 10. It is also defined within a specific geographical area. A branch is like a ward but smaller and usually in a growing area of the church. As members of the church we meet in our wards to develop friendships and worship together. It also give us an opportunity to care for each other in a community of caring and love. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Greg
Families are eternal. Before our life here in mortality we lived in families in the presence of our Father in Heaven. Here on earth we live in families because it is in the family where some of life's sweetest joys can be found. The family unit is ordained of God and if we strive to live our lives according to his will we will be able to carry our family relationships beyond death, even through eternity. Show more Show less