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Hi I'm Greg

I grew up in California, went to school in Australia and also lived in Spain, England, South Africa and Germany. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 5; 3 boys and 2 girls ages 20, 18, 16, 14 and 8. I'm a consultant, corporate retirement plan specialist, tax man and financial adviser. I'm an avid sports fan, if you keep score while doing it: I love it, play it or watch it! I love the outdoors, skiing (snow or water), reading and figuring things out. But most of all, I just like being with my wife and family. My wife and I love traveling around the world and seeing new things. We have learned to love jaegersnitzel and sauerkraut, cold drizzle in English summers, the piercing stare of a pride of lions in the bush, the smell of eucalyptus trees while watching New Year's Eve fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge (in summer) and the majesty of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. We feel so lucky to have been able to live in 5 countries and meet so many different people of all different types and faiths. But you know what...in so many ways we are all the same. We have many of the same cares, concerns, hopes and dreams.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the love of a mother. When my mother was a child in Argentina, abandoned by her father, alone with her brother and mother, my grandmother lost her job as a school teacher because she refused to join the nationalistic Peronista Party. Hungry, homeless and afraid, they turned to God for solace and found the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Armed with the faith and conviction that He gives us, they scrimped and saved and ultimately emigrated to the USA. When a young man, my grandmother and mother told me their stories of hardship and trial but always, always reminded me that the Savior was with them constantly; comforting and supporting them. Through the love of my mother, I also found the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her teachings, her support, her faith and her service gave me the values I so cherish today. Because of her, I opened my heart and listened to His Spirit and have learned to use His guidance in my life. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. He is my advocate with God, the Father. I know that through His sacrifice, I am able to return and live with God. Everyday, I try to be the best person I can be so that I can be with my Savior one day. Because of His love for me, I have come to know the restored true Gospel here on earth today. He has called prophets today -- just as in centuries past. He has given us another testament of Jesus Christ to complement the Old and New Testaments of the Bible -- it is the Book of Mormon. And He reveals to modern-day prophets His will, just as He did in ancient times. And because He loves us perfectly, as an elder brother should, He also speaks to us individually through the Holy Spirit. I know the sweet peace of the gospel that He brings to us; to guide us, protect us, teach us and comfort us. I know this because of the love of a mother. I know this because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

To me, one of the core aspects of being Mormon is to serve and help those around me. "If the Lord can serve me, then I can certainly serve others." Over the years I have served those around me in many ways. I have been on Board of Governors for my children's elementary school, been treasurer for the local soccer club, and I have worked with and taught youth in Europe, Africa, Australasia and America about self-reliance, education and personal finance. I love working with the youth. I also coach kids in flag football, soccer and lacrosse. Over the past five years, I have taught an early morning Bible class to students before school starts -- its known to the kids, the administration and other school students as "Seminary." I have 30 high school juniors and seniors that come every morning at 6:30am for 50 minutes of gospel study. They are great. We learn of prophets of the past, their stories, their teachings and how we can implement principles of His gospel into our lives today. To hear from them every morning how they are coping with life and its challenges, and how the Savior influences their choices is truly amazing. And even though I am supposed to be their teacher and mentor, I feel as though it is they who teach me. I have learned that helping others is the best way to lift my own spirits and to be happy. There truly is nothing better than to watch others grow and improve or succeed. If I am able to help them in any way to be better, then I am satisfied and happy. If you are a parent, you know what I am talking about...nothing beats watching your children grow and learn how to do something they couldn't do before...the look of accomplishment on their faces, sense of pride at achievement and the confidence they gain is a reward in and of itself. I serve others and feel as though I am a better person....because I am a Mormon.