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Hi I'm George

I Grew up in Oregon City. Married Kathy. 4 fantastic kids. 12 (so far) super G-kids. Want to retire on Or Coast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, father of 4 terrific kids and grandfather of 12 (so far). My extended family speaks more than 10 languages. All of our language skills come from having served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in other countries and/or the US. My second langauge is Spanish and I'm currently learning American Sign Language (ASL). After a 25 year absence from school I returned and finished both my bachelor's and master's degree. At the time I didn't know my employment would change and my current job would require a college degree. I honestly believe the desire to return to college was an influence from God and that by being obedient to the prompting I am better prepared to provide for my family. I like to spend time with my children and grandchildren, and of course, my beautiful wife. I teach a Sunday School class with my wife teaching others how to research their family histories (Geneology). It is very rewarding to hear the stories of others about their personal family history discoveries and listen to them share how their once onknown ancestors are becoming such good friends. One of the things on my bucket list is to walk the streets of Machu Pichu. I have visited several ruins in Mexico and Guatelmala and have a deep desire to continue making visits to other historical North, Central and South American ancient ruiins.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was very active in the church. My family's participation and activity begins in the 1830's. Family journals from both fraternal and paternal sides contain personal experiences of life of both temporal and spiritual things. The greatest influences in my life have come from my parents, brothers and sisters. Each of them remain(ed) steadfast in their beliefs and testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraged me to find out for myself if I should follow in their footsteps. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because my personal prayers regarding its declared divine authority, doctrine and organizational structure have been answered in the affirmative. I have been blessed with deep emotion for the teachings of the Bible and the Book of Mormon (another testiment of Jesus Christ). The invitation from Moroni, an ancient Book of Mormon prophet, to pray to God, with real intent to know the truth of the Book of Mormon is real. The spiritual experience to know the truth of anything is available to every person through sincere prayer.

How I live my faith

Throughout my adult years I've had the opportunity to participate as a local scout leader or to work with youth organizations. It's been rewarding to observe the youths' moments of personal discovery whether it be on how to pitch a tent, build a fire, make a snow cave, identify various trees and plants, how to purify water or how to be patient with siblings and parents. I earnestly look for the good in life. I consciously strive to see the positive in all situations. I try to be a good neighbor by getting to know my neighbors and their families. My wife and I sponsored a neighborhood BBQ this last summer specifically to give all of us a starting point from which we could get to know each other. I am a home teacher. This is an assignment given to men of the church to visit 3 or 4 church families each month with the intent to be supportive to their needs. The assignments change from time to time which gives me the opportunity to get to more personally know the members. Many fences, roofs, plumbing problems, sheetrock holes and even car repairs have been made through a supportive brotherhood of friends and neighbors (to member and non-member alike) through the home teaching program.