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Hi I'm Gavin

My name is Gavin. I am a husband to a beautiful wife, a father to an adorable kid & a very athletic dog, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my best friend. She and I love to do almost everything with each other. I am a recent Father and have one son and a dog. I love spending time with them and enjoying all moments. I love being active in sports and outdoor life. I find it fun unlike most people to go running in the heat, go biking for 20 miles at a time, and go on long hikes. In my profession I help businesses obtain loans to finance working capital, acquisition purchases, capitalized assets, real estate, and many other financing opportunities. I am a accounting wiz and hope to dive further into that industry in the future. I enjoy working with numbers as most of the time there is a concrete answer. The best thing that I love is spending time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

In a simple answer, I a Mormon because I know that what is taught is true, but the long answer is the following: As a youth, I attended the Mormon church with my family and went to all of the meetings. The meetings were three hours and it seemed like an eternity before I was able to get back home and play with my toys again. Growing up, my family always had some sort of teaching once a week with my brother, sister, and I. We learned from the Bible the stories of Christ's birth, the teachings of John the Baptist, the gospel as it is explained by Jesus' apostles. I also was taught about the Book of Mormon and more teachings from the Prophets of old who taught about Jesus Christ and were visited by him after Jesus was resurrected. As a youth, I was taught by my parents the teachings of being a Mormon. While I was growing up and contemplating on if I was to go on a mission, I had always wanted to go, but didn't want to go unless I knew what I was teaching was true. I read about Joseph Smith, the prophet who restored Jesus Christ's church once again upon the earth. I read that he was visited by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, when he was 14 years old. I read that he translated the Book of Mormon, which was a translation from Gold Plates from Prophets that left Jerusalem right before it was taken captive by Babylonia and sailed to the Americas. I read all of this by what I was taught, but I never actually prayed to know if it was true. My answer came over many spiritual experiences, the first main one was while I was reading the scriptures and a feeling came over me that told me strongly what I read was of divine inspiration of the prophet of old, that Joseph Smith translated the Book, and that Jesus Christ's church was really restored. The subsequent experience came two or three months later when I prayed specifically to know the truth and was provided the answer by overwhelming emotions. These were the first of many reasons why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon by many would be viewed upon as being tough. The reason I say tough is that many people see how I live and think that it's a life of boredom. I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke cigarettes, I don't do drugs, I live a chaste life, I go to church three hours a week, I do service during the week, I help people find jobs, and my conversations are clean. This may sound boring to a large audience, but my faith has provided me a life that is full of happiness. These guidelines set out for me from the church provide me a way to live a life without getting into trouble. The guidelines also provide me to live a far healthier life style and will most likely help me live longer. The meetings help me reflect on the Savior and what he means to me in my life. I have learned that Christ's sacrifice in the Garden of Gethsemane provides me the chance to erase my errors and received remission of my sins. I have learned that Christ's sacrifice on the cross, provides me the gift of being resurrected. These meetings along with studying the scriptures provide answers to me of how God wants me to live. What I have found, is that God wants me to be obedient to the commandments, be a faithful husband and father, serve my fellowmen through acts of service, and treat my family with respect. In all honesty, I don't think I would be the same person and have the same desires if I wasn't a Mormon. My faith has helped put off the natural man and look at who God wants me to be. He loves me, and I in turn want to love him. He said, if you love me, keep my commandments. This is the root of many things for me and the reason I am who I am. I love Christ, I love God, I love my wife, and family. This life is to prepare to meet God and I am doing that by living up to what I have been asked of him.