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Hi I'm Dennis

I'm a Father, Analog Engineer, and involved in Cycling, Gardening, Boy Scouts, and I play the violin. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life. I believe that everyone has a special gift or talent. My life has been blessed with many opportunities to develop talents in running, racquetball, cycling, violin, gardening, and engineering. I enjoy scouting, model trains, digital photography, board games, and being organized. I've also been blessed to travel to Italy, Amsterdam, Germany, Israel, Japan, and many locations across the United States. I've had the stapes bone in my middle ear replaced with a small titanium rod and I've donated a kidney. I love to meet people and believe that everyone with a smile is beautiful.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the principles of the faith resonate with the core of my soul. I feel that it is true and I have repeatedly experienced the warm and inspiring feelings in my heart that speak peace and comfort. Since an early age I've come to appreciate the power of prayer. As a child I received answers to prayer to help me find lost personal items. As an adult I received comfort as I watched one of our newly born children be placed on life support. My heart was torn to witness such a difficult scene and realize that our child's life with us might be short. Through the peace and comfort of prayer, I put my trust in God and He gave me peace. Through my experiences I have come to know personally that there is a God. He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to the earth. I've studied the Bible and Book of Mormon and compared their doctrines. I find the doctrines to not only be consistent between the volumes of scripture, but to also complement one another. I have studied the life of Christ and am inspired by His unconditional love for all of God's children. I know and have felt personally of His love for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the things I do. I believe that actions speak louder than words. I realize that I’m not perfect and that there is much to learn in life. Perhaps the most important aspect of my life is my family. We are a simple normal family with the same challenges as most other families. We try to teach our children good values, respect for others, and a strong work ethic. We’ve had some wonderful experiences together that strengthen our relationships. Some of them include going on walks, talking around the table after dinner, and watching a movie together. We share stories and laugh often. I am happy for the blessing of a good family. I support the Boy Scout program in our community and have served in the scouting program for many years. The scouting program’s focus on service for others is especially important to me. I enjoy working with the youth and learning from their perspective and insights. They are the rising generation and full of hope for a great future. I also live my faith by being true to commitments I made when I was baptized; i.e. choose the right, serve others, do my best, and be a sincere follower of Jesus Christ.