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Hi I'm Frank

I'm a father, husband, engineer, sports enthusiast, and a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 10 years and our 3 beautiful little children for approximately 5 years now. I'm originally from San Jose, California, but was shipped off to Military School at the age of 14. I spent 4 years attending Military School in Gainesville, Georgia before attending college at the University of Washington in Seattle. I met my wife in college while pursuing my bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. Upon graduation, we relocated to Sunnyvale, California where our first daughter was born and began my career with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. After 3 wonderful years in the Bay Area, we decided we could not afford to raise a family in California so I transfered within Lockheed Martin to the Denver area. I've spent the last 5 years working on the Orion program within Lockheed Martin trying to design and build the next generation of manned space vehicles. Since arriving in Colorado, we've welcomed another daughter and a son to our family. I was also blessed to be able to attain a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering through the University of Washington distance learning program (called EDGE) while working at Lockheed Martin. In my spare time, aside from spending time with my family, I like to play and watch sports (especially college football), hike, swim, work out, and spend time out in nature.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I suppose I wouldn't be a Mormon now if I was never introduced to the church... and for that I have to thank my beautiful wife. I grew up as an inactive Catholic. I would attend church every now and then, but did not like going at all (I would rather sleep in and watch football on Sundays). I had never heard of Mormons. I did, however, always believe in God and would pray regularly. I believed in heaven and hell, but really had no idea what it would take to get to heaven. When I met my wife in college she was an inactive member of the church. At one point she decided her New Year's resolution was to go back to church. I told her I'd like to go with her. My wife has never been a morning person, so Sunday morning after Sunday morning when the alarm clock would go off she'd turn it off and recommit to going back to church... next week. I finally got sick of all the "next weeks" so I got up one Sunday morning and went to church myself. That Sunday happened to be a Fast and Testimony meeting. I was very impressed to see that any ol' person from the congregation could go up and speak. I was touched by some of the testimonies that were born that day and felt a very good spirit as I continued to attend church every week. After many many months of lessons from the full time missionaries I was finally baptized and have now been a happy member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormon) for 10 years. I'm a Mormon because I whole heartedly believe in a God that loves and cares about us... a God that sent his son to pay the ultimate price for our sins. I believe that the only true church today should be modeled after the church Christ himself established while on this earth, governed by someone with authority given of God and not of man. I also believe that God would want us to be lead by a living prophet. But most of all, I'm a Mormon because I can feel the Holy Ghost touch my heart and help me to know that the church is true.

How I live my faith

I believe I live my faith by abiding by the covenants I made at baptism and during other sacred ordinances since. I try to be a good example to others by living the word of wisdom (not smoking, doing drugs, drinking alcohol, coffee, etc), not cussing, being kind to others, and keeping the Sabbath Day (Sunday) holy. I also make a conscious effort to spend as much time with my wife and children as possible, including participating in Family Home Evening every Monday night. Serving others in need, whether it is doing yard work for the elderly, helping someone move, or simply trying to cheer someone up that is having a particularly bad day, is another way I try to live my faith.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Frank
Well, fortunately for you, we Mormons happen to be just about everywhere!! :-) As a matter of fact, I'm willing to be you know a mormon or two and don't even know it. There are several ways you can find someone to talk with about our church. The missionaries are the first that come to mind. Their soul purpose during their mission is to do exactly that! You can get in touch with the Missionaries in one of many ways. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Utilize the 'chat with us' link on the left side of the mormon.org website 2. Use Google Maps to search for "LDS Missionaries". That should provide you a phone number for the mission home where they can take your info and get you in touch with the missionaries in your area 3. Keep an eye out for two young men wearing white shirts and name tags either riding bikes or walking down the street knocking on doors If you prefer a less formal discussion with someone who is not a full time missionary, you could try utilizing the "Meet Mormons" link under the "our people" pull down menu on mormon.org. And if all else fails, just shoot me a note, I'd be happy to talk to you about our church. Show more Show less