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Hi I'm Enoch

I'm an artist, a web developer, a scoutmaster, a volleyball player, a husband, a father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had sort of an unconventional childhood, to say the least. I grew up doing gymnastics and doing "home school" which turned out to be "no school". My parents usually owned the gym and we lived in more than one of them and had a great time. We moved around a lot as my parents were trying to be successful with the gyms and most of the family's money went that direction. As a result I remember living in several places that you wouldn't normally find a family of six including my grandparent's greenhouse, a tent, and yes, I actually did grow up in a barn for a time. Over the years I developed a love for the arts and enjoyed spending my time painting and airbrushing murals in people's homes. More recently I've made a living as a web designer/developer and worked for large corporations and even owned my own business for several years. Several years ago I married the love of my life and together we have six beautiful children. We enjoy playing games together and watching movies on our garage door with our neighbors in the summer. More recently I've learned to spend more time with my family and doing the things that I love. Whether its coaching my son's basketball team, playing trains with the little ones, camping with my scout troop, playing volleyball with my wife, or just holding my kids as we watch a movie there are great moments that can only be had by spending time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, although we weren't always actively involved growing up. When I was ten we moved to a new city and my parents decided that it was a good time to make some changes and we started attending church on a regular basis. Then we grew up like any other Mormon family. I grew to love going to church and most of my friends attended the same church. I look back on that time with great memories. When I was 19 years old I was living in a rented house with my two brothers and a friend and I decided that I was going to serve a mission for our church. I had always planned on serving a mission, but now I was on my own and I just felt like it was time to go. As I talk with my church leader about serving a mission he asked if I had ever read the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I never realized that I hadn't. I grew up learning the stories of the scriptures, but took for granted that I should read them myself. As I left on my mission and entered what's known as the Missionary Training Center (MTC) I was put into a group of young men and we were all excitedly learning what we would be doing for the next two years of our lives. Much of that time was spent reading the scriptures and sharing our thoughts and testimonies about what we knew to be true. As I listened to these wonderful young men sharing the truth's that they had come to know I realized that I was not as prepared for this experience as I thought. I had always trusted others that the things I was going to share were true. I had never gained a personal witness for myself. I felt like a liar because I was going to the other side of the world to share a message that I didn't even know for myself that it was true. As I began to serve people around me and study the scripture and pray, I learned that everything I was sharing was true. My prayers were answered and I felt my Heavenly Father's spirit so strong in my heart that I couldn't deny it. I know that He answers our prayers.

How I live my faith

Ever since my full-time service as a missionary I've loved serving in the church. I currently work with the young men in our church as an adviser and a Scoutmaster (which is the best job ever!). I love working with the boys and seeing them grow up and find themselves. I love seeing them mature and take on responsibilities of their own and begin to lead other boys. My wife and I are also in charge of volleyball on Wednesday nights which gives us a chance to get out and spent time doing something we love together. Mainly, we spend time as a family growing together. I don't know what I would do without the guidance and direction of my faith and the church. I see my kids and their faith is so much stronger than mine ever was at their age. I'm grateful that we can be a family forever. Our faith is more than something we do on Sundays, its a way of life. It supports us when we're down and going through difficult times. It gives us hope and understanding beyond this life. It puts this life and all of its challenges in perspective. I'm grateful to be a Mormon.