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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a father of four and enjoy spending time with my family. I am a CPA. I've spent most of my life in Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the son of an Army officer and we lived in many places before moving to Texas when I was in the first grade. After high school I attended a year of college before serving as a missionary in New Zealand. Upon completion of my mission I completed university, married, and returned to Texas. My wife and I are the parents of four children. We enjoy doing things as a family. My children all play tennis. We attend matches as a family, along with other sporting events they are involved in. When the weather is cool we enjoy hiking in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. We are also involved with activities in our children's school and volunteer in various ways at Church. My wife leads the children in music on Sundays and I currently lead our local congregation. By actively participating in work along with volunteering in our community and congregation we find our lives are complete and happy. That doesn't mean we don't have our moments of chaos, but when everyone is in the house and sharing their experiences of the day, a feeling of peace and contentment is felt and enjoyed.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon along with several generations of my ancestors. However, while that is how I became a Mormon, it is not why I am a Mormon. The wonderful part of our Heavenly Father's plan for our happiness is His allowing us to choose. With this agency we can choose our course in life and seek out truth for ourselves. Gaining an understanding of the beliefs of the Church are important. But more important is to seek confirmation of those ideas and principles through an earnest prayer and conversation with our Heavenly Father. He will confirm all things that are true. By following this process of study and prayer, I have come to know that my Heavenly Father loves me. He loves me and all of his children so much that he allowed Jesus Christ to sacrifice his life so that we could be free of our sin. This allows us to be able to return and live with Heavenly Father and Christ eternally. He has blessed us with families here on earth. He doesn't take this cherished blessings away at death, but has provided a way that we can continue these relationships forever. I have read the Book of Mormon many times. As I read it I can feel the spirit of the Lord. I am overcome with the feelings of peace and contentment. I have had the opportunity to kneel humbly before the Lord and ask him to confirm the truthfulnes of the Book of Mormon. I know it to be a testimony of the life and mission of Jesus Christ. It contains sacred truths taught by Him personally and through prophets who taught the people of their day. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of god. Through him the Lord restored His truth to the earth. And as the Lord has done from the beginning, he has a prophet to lead and guide us today. Thomas Monson recieves revelation for the Lord's church, blessing the lives of all who follow. Just as I have learned these things to be true, all of God's children can do the same by studying, contemplating, and asking our Father in Heaven for a confirmation of truth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively teaching my children the eternal truths of our Heavenly Father. We attend church each Sunday and participate in weekday activities. We study the scriptures together as a family. Each morning before we depart for the day, we kneel as a family in prayer. We repeat this practice each evening when we return home. I believe by doing these simple things (reading the scriptures and praying) our faith is strengthened and we grow closer to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. At church most members of the congregation participate by volunteering to teach a class, organize an activity, help in looking after other members, or in many other ways. This opportunity to serve increases our love for the members of our congregation, as well as our love for Heavenly Father. When I serve others I feel the spirit of the Lord in my life. I live my faith by trying to do those things which I believe are pleasing to my Heavenly Father. I seek out things that are uplifting and draw me closer to him. If an activity does not provide a feeling of contentment and lasting happiness, I have learned that it is probably not something I should do. When I live my faith, happiness does not only come to me, but to those around me, especially my family.