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Hi I'm Marc

I'm a Mormon with a family, an automotive repair and towing business. I love muscle cars, the outdoors, and collectible firearms.

About Me

I've been married about 22 years to my lovely wife Brenda. We met on Christmas day 1988, dated and married in August of 1989 in the Seattle Temple. We now have 5 children ranging in age from 18 to 5 years of age. We currently own an auto repair business and towing company. We are a small Mom and Pop operation but it meets our needs and we are happy. I have personal interests in anything that has a motor and wheels, but particularly muscle cars from the late fifties through the early seventies. Currently we are building a 496 cube motor for an El Camino. I also enjoy firearms, particularly .22 caliber. We often shoot targets off our back porch and barbeque when the time and weather permits. The kids enjoy this and have learned a respect for firearms. It is an activity that everyone in the family can participate in. I am currently working on a Bachelor's degree by taking online courses in the evenings. I hope to eventually graduate, although I'm not sure if I really have a need for a degree.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the faith, I had a difficult time gaining a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel, but the Lord knows each of us and knows the best way to reveal his truths to us. When I was a teenager I received my patriarchal blessing, (a patriarchal blessing is a blessing pronounced on worthy members to help guide them through this life and to give them important information that may be needed). Typically these blessings are personal and sacred, but I will share one point of my blessing. I was blessed that as I taught the gospel, the truthfulness of it would be made known to me. Some years later I decided that I had to make a decision about the Church; either I was all in or all out. 'All in' meant giving up racing on Sundays, paying a tithe, living all of the commandments given. I made a secret plan. I would live the principles and teachings and when I had proven my commitment I would then ask to serve a mission for the Church. What better way to put the promises of my patriarchal blessing to the test. I went through the interviewing and application process to serve a mission. I demonstrated that I had sufficient funds to serve a full time mission for two years. The only stumbling block was the reason I wished to serve a mission. I spoke with a general authority about my reasons for serving a mission and he was confident I would receive my desired revelation to the truthfulness of the Church and permitted me to send in my application to serve a mission. Sure enough, as I taught those who were searching for the gospel, I received the revelation I needed to know that the Church was true. It was an act of faith and sacrifice on my part, and God kept his promise to me; the revelation came as I taught His gospel. It was not in vision, but a burning impression upon my mind that the principles I was teaching were true. For this blessing I'm eternally grateful.

How I live my faith

I live my faith well, but not perfectly. Perfect people don't need repentance, the strength and fellowship of others, or the repetitive lessons on the basic principles of salvation; but I do! I have learned that service is the best tool for me to learn, grow spiritually, and find happiness in this world we live in. That being said, here are some of the things I do to serve others. I serve my family. My wife is first, then my children. I try to exercise love in my relationship with them. They are my number one concern. They are my number one love. Most people can relate to this. I serve in our Priesthood organization as a counselor. Our duties are basically four fold: 1) To see to the physical needs of the families in our charge. Often we see families that struggle with needs due to an unforeseen calamity such as a job loss or illness. 2) We share the gospel with those who are interested in listening. Often we coordinate our efforts with the full time missionaries. 3) We do work for those who have not had the opportunity in this life to have the saving ordinances performed for them, such as baptism or sealing of family members to one another. 4) And finally, we work on strengthening each other in our testimonies of the Savior and his role in our Heavenly Fathers plan of Salvation. I have also been blessed with the role of working with young men in preparing them to be leaders and fathers in tomorrows world. I do this service through the Boy Scout program. In the past I have served as Scout Master, but time has worn me down. I now serve on the Troop Committee in advancement. I have had the opportunity to assist many young men to learn leadership skills, discover vocational opportunities, and become better and more responsible citizens. In turn the Boy Scout program has brought the best out in me, and taught me many life lessons. Living my faith, although not perfectly, has brought happiness to me, my family, and my friends.