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Hi I'm Lincon.

I was born and raised in Arizona, but my family is originally from India, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a married father of 4 beautiful children, one boy and three girls. They are the greatest joys of my life. I am a small business owner, a public health researcher, a private tutor, and a jack of all trades. I love being with and around people, just as much as I like sitting quietly watching a good game, be it football, baseball, soccer, tennis, or just about anything else. I grew up in southern Arizona as a Hindu in a mostly LDS community, which led me to investigate and join the church. I later served a 2-year mission in Fresno, California, which covered the entire San Joaquin valley. There I learned more about God's children, the joy of the gospel, and about myself and my relationship to my Father in Heaven. I love to read, travel, play and watch sports, and do just about anything that I can to spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with amazing LDS friends, who taught me the value of friendship and a loving Heavenly Father. This led me to investigate the church after I turned 18, and I quickly realized that I needed to be baptized in God's true church, against my parents' wishes. I then served a mission, again without my parents' help or blessing. When I returned home I soon met the woman who would become my wife. We were sealed together for time and all eternity, and once again my parents were unhappy with my choice, though I think they now understand I'm my own person and make my own decisions. My decision to join the church may not have been an easy one, but really it was very easy because it was what God wanted me to do. I was always quite religious, and was faithful in the Hindu beliefs, but as I grew older I wasn't sure if what I was doing was right. I saw that there was more out there, and became more curious about other religions. I studied Hinduism to learn more, as well as learning of other faiths. With my best friend, a Mormon, I met with the missionaries soon after I turned eighteen. It felt good, but I wasn't ready to join just yet. When I went to college I began going to church every Sunday, and after a few months and a few incidents, I quickly realized that I needed to be baptized. I made it official on 27 January 1996. I love the gospel. I love the joy and happiness it brings to me and my family, and I thank Him every day for that. My favorite parts of the day are spent with my family- playing, laughing, or just sitting with them on my lap. I look forward to a wonderful future as my children grow and come to understand the gospel on their own. Some of my most treasured moments are when my children say their first prayers, read the scriptures for the first time, or when they feel the Spirit and ask us why their eyes are watery. I've come to know that God is my Father, that Jesus is the Christ, who died for each and every one of us, and that this is Their church.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good example to my friends and family. I try to live as best I can, which is all any of us can do. Not one of us is perfect, but I do my best. I teach my children that when we make mistakes, we need to ask for forgiveness. I have served in many capacities, working for many years as a financial clerk, and now as head of the religious curriculum in our congregation. I also try to be as helpful as I can to those who are visiting our church, investigating for themselves if it is for them, because I know how difficult a decision that can be.