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Hi I'm Isaac Hawkins

I love my wife and two girls. I like to run. I look forward to raising my family in Spokane. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy exercising, discussing current events, reading history, and spending time with my family. I am a husband. I am a father of two girls and two boys. I majored in English in college then graduated from law school. After high school I spent ten years away from home completing a full-time mission for the LDS church in the Philippines, finished my undergraduate studies, and wrapped up graduate studies before returning to Spokane to start my career and raise our family. I currently work in commercial real estate as a broker and developer. Putting together deals, developing new facilities, and touring markets gives me an appreciation for the opportunity and beauty afforded in the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy supporting the local running scene. I have six siblings that also competed in cross-country and track and field in high school and college. My wife enjoys a wide range of artistic interests; photography, painting, and graphic design as well as several musical interests, gardening, and traveling. We met on a blind date. I think our interests and talents compliment each other well.

Why I am a Mormon

In the Book of John in the New Testament Christ asks his Apostles whether or not they would continue with him, to which Peter responded, "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God". I also believe in the eternal nature of the family relationship. My youngest brother died suddenly at the age of 19. He was preparing to go on a mission for the Church. His death raises many important questions about where we come from, why we are here, and where we are going. I appreciate the wisdom, knowledge, and answers shared by prophets in the Bible and Book of Mormon. I feel at peace when I attend church, raise our family, and try and be a force for good in the community.

How I live my faith

I currently teach a daily religion class to high school kids in the area before they attend their regular classes at their respective high schools. Studying the scriptures and discussing gospel principles with young people reminds me of when I was their age. I also attended a high school seminary class from freshman through senior year, in addition to early morning runs, and a paper route, I learned from a young age that young people are capable of doing difficult things. My view is that we are here on earth to learn, grow, and progress through challenges, opportunities, and whatever may come our way. We can be agents for good in the world. I like how the Church involves each member. Through service we can put our own problems in their proper perspective and see how living the Gospel changes people's lives. Living my faith is a very personal matter. But, I acknowledge the need to be express my feelings from time to time so that I may help others come to an understanding of how the Gospel can change people's lives.