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Hi I'm Ephraim

I'm a PhD Chemical Engineer. I'm a father of five. I'm a sports enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a PhD in Chemical Engineering. I love solving science problems. I love math. I love to read fiction books as well. My favorite fiction books come from the 1800's. I love "Tale of Two Cities", "War and Peace", and "Les Miserables". I am also a sports enthusiast. I am an avid runner. When I get a chance, I like to play flag football and ultimate Frisbee. I also love to watch football. I am the father of five children. I love being a father. I enjoy camping with my children, going to movies with my children, going on bike rides with my children, jumping on the trampoline with my children, and just being with my children.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormons and their parents also and so on for many generations. I am proud of my ancestors and the heritage that I received from their faith. However, I am now a Mormon because I choose to be. I have prayed and received my own spiritual feelings that confirm to me that God is happy with my path in life. I am a Mormon because I believe that the Book of Mormon is a book of God. I receive great peace and comfort from reading its words and applying its principles in my life. I believe that Joseph Smith is a prophet. I especially believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I love him and am grateful for his great atoning sacrifice. I lost my left eye as a young child. I believe in the resurrection and that I will receive a physical body again after I die and it will be a perfect body. I believe that the resurrection is only possible through the atonement of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

As part of my responsibilities I work with unmarried young adults. It is a fun and rewarding assignment. I help them plan social activities, service projects, and religious meetings. Just this year I was able to go camping with my three sons and a group of 60 young single adults. It was a blast as we hiked, swam in a crystal clear lake, played games, and just sat around and talked. I was grateful that my sons could see young people that they look up to that are fun-loving, kind, virtuous, and spiritual. One of my favorite responsibilities is to visit different members of my congregation at their home. I enjoy seeing how they are doing and getting to know them better. I especially appreciate opportunities to serve them like fixing things for them or helping them move.