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Hi I'm Paul

I grew up in the western United States. I love college football and gardening. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and have three young children. My family is my passion and life. We enjoy gardening, riding bikes, playing games, watching movies, and going to church together. When I'm not with my family I'm at work as a construction project estimator manager. I am an Eagle Scout and actively participate as a Boy Scout leader today. Another one of my great joys in life is music. I spent much of my childhood and into my present adult life performing music in multiple ways including with the french horn, piano, and my voice.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fifth generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of my ancestors was taught the gospel by Joseph Smith. I have many ancestors who crossed the plains with the Mormon pioneers in the mid 1800's. I was raised in strong Mormon family as the sixth of eight children. Even with this background I needed to make my own decision concerning my faith. My desires to confirm my beliefs in Jesus Christ as my Savoir and the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through Joseph Smith came strongest during my freshman year of college. It began with a hope that what I had been taught was true. As I put forth effort to read and ponder the scriptures with faithful prayer, my hopes turned to a solid belief and faith as confirmed by the Holy Ghost that Jesus Christ is real, He lives and loves me, and His gospel restored to the earth as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest blessings of being a Mormon is the opportunity to serve others. Unpaid, unforced, real service. I have served with young men (12-18 yr old) most often. We've enjoyed camping, hiking, and mountain biking, providing service to others such as locating and supplying firewood for a widow or shoveling snow, painting fences, and weeding rose gardens for elderly neighbors, as well as spiritual conversations around a mountain campfire. The goal is to live our lives each day the best we can, becoming more like Christ in the process. It has been very rewarding to be an adviser to the young men and a Boy Scout leader.