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Hi I'm Owens

I'm a husband, a father, an electrician, a drummer, a reader, and a wannabe mountain man with a nerdy side. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a native Arizonan. I am a father of one little boy and a daughter on the way in a few months. I've been married for just over two years and love every minute of it. There's something about becoming a husband and father that changes your perspective on life. Suddenly it's not just about you anymore. When I was single I had a good time, I had some good friends and we would hang out and do stuff and just have fun. But there was always something missing. When I finally met my wife, I was 31 years old. As I got to know her it was like finally meeting my true best friend. We had so much in common it was amazing. The more I got to know her and the more I learned about her the closer we got and it just seemed like she filled in the holes in my life that I didn't even know I had. It was amazing. We clicked so well that we got married 4 months to the day from our first date. Marriage is amazing. We have so much fun together. My life felt like it was totally complete. Then we had our first child. The pregnancy was difficult, she was sick and on the couch for almost the whole 9 months. But it brought us closer then we ever thought we could be. Then the baby came and completely changed our lives. He is the most amazing little boy. It's hard to believe that my wife and I could come together and with the help and blessing of God create this little guy. I know I had so much love in me to give. But every day it just grows. For both my boy and my wife. Life is amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 8 years old. I kind of understood who Jesus is and what he did for me. As much as any 8 year old can I guess. As I've grown older and lived more of my life I am coming to realize that it's impossible to fully grasp what exactly He did do for me and all of God's children. What I do know is that I am totally not perfect and that I will make mistakes and disappoint my family and friends and my Father in Heaven at least a few times before I die. I also know that through Christ, I can learn from those mistakes and because of his sacrifice, I can be clean and forgiven in the eyes of God again. I can become better for learning from my shortcomings. One of the biggest joys of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life deals with my family. As you may have gathered from my little intro, my family is very important to me. As my love for them grows every day so does my gratitude to my Father in Heaven and my Savior for the knowledge that through Christ and his Atonement, I can be with them forever. That is the most comforting doctrine of the gospel to me. It's amazing to know that I can be clean and live with God again someday, but to also know that I can be there with my wife AS my wife and my son and future children just blows me away. I know that God lives and that He is our Father. And as a perfect Father all he desires for us is all the happiness that we can have. I can't imagine a greater happiness then being with Him and my wife and children for all eternity. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I've been in a few different congregations in my life. As I grew up I participated in the programs the Church has for the youth. In high school I attended the seminary program they have set up to teach the youth more about the gospel. I consider that a great blessing to have had the opportunity to understand better who my Savior is and what he did for me while I was in those turbulent teenage years. There are a lot of opportunities for the youth of the world to get in trouble and sometimes ruin their lives before they understand the consequences of their actions. I consider my seminary experience a key point in keeping me out of situations that could have been harmful to my future. After high school I attended religious institute classes at the community college. This experience really helped my testimony of the gospel become stronger. When I was 23 I became a missionary for the church for two years. I served in the State of Utah. Some of you may wonder why there are missionaries in Utah, but believe me, there are plenty of people there who need to know Christ better. That experience really shaped the rest of my life. Since I've been home I've served in a few areas of the church. I've taught youth in the Sunday School, and children in the Primary organization. I've been involved in the Scouting organization which really helps boys become well rounded young men who greatly contribute to the community around them. It seems that most of what I have done has involved serving and teaching the youth. That has been a rich experience to see that the youth of today are powerful when they set their minds to do good. I'm grateful that we have an organization to help them see their potential for that and to help them make the choices to harness that potential when the world around them would rather see it wasted in idleness or destructiveness.