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Hi I'm Farrell

I am a Husband, Father, Grandfather and a third generation Railroader. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in Idaho at the foot of the pine covered mountains. I have a life long love for the mountains, nature, wildlife and my family. I enjoyed snowmobiling, snow skiing and hunting. I also enjoy working with my hands; welding, woodworking and carpentry work. I am now at a point in my life where I enjoy the slower pace of fly fishing, riding bikes with my wife, gardening, and playing with my seven grandchildren. I have four wonderful children and after three of them have now married, I have three more wonderful children. I enjoy my work with the railroad which allows me the opportunity to travel and meet many great people, diversity and the challenges work brings.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at eight years old, but it wasn't until I was older that I recognized the truthfulness of the Gospel teachings. I had to find out for myself that it was true. That knowledge has helped me throughout my life in every aspect; as an individual, husband, father, grandfather, employee, employer and has made me a very happy person. The Gospel has given me purpose for living this life because I know what I need to accomplish while I'm in this life and what the future holds in the next life. I love to work, live life and be a part of this earthly journey, but there is nothing like coming home to a loving wife and a home that radiates with the peace and joy that comes from living the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

One of the teachings of the LDS church is "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul - We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If their is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworth, we seek after these things." This one principle has given me a pattern in which I have tried to live my life by. The Gospel has given me purpose beyond this life and a desire to serve Jesus Christ and my fellowman. I believe the happiness that I enjoy is because I have learned to serve my family, my church, my work and my community, and not worry so much about myself. The Mormon church is a lay ministry giving us the opportunity to serve in some capacity in our congregation. I have served in many callings over the years which has helped me develop a greater love for service to the Lord. It has given me the responsibility to care for the elderly and needy, work with the youth through our youth programs, teach adults in Priesthood and Sunday School classes and even young children from 3-11. Through my faith I have a desire to share and give back to our community through service in scouting, community projects, or lending a hand when a disaster occurs. The greatest treasure I have on this earth is my family. My faith has made it possible for me to live together with them for all eternity. This brings me happiness, peace and the strength to live in this world, but not necessarily of it.