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Hi I'm Greg

I'm an optimist and a dreamer, a blessed husband, father, and grandfather. I love dirt, preferably by the acre and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I've lived in a city for most of my adult life, I draw my identity from being a farm kid from Idaho. I have been married for 35years to the same beautiful woman, together we enjoy our three grown children, their spouses and six grandchildren. In the eyes of my grandchildren I feel I can see eternity. My son and I share a passion for fly fishing. We have fished together since he was a little boy, we talk, we fish, sometimes we even catch. The storms of life may be raging but we are always able to find peace together "on the water." We both look forward to the day when his son will join us. The women in my life are a sacred blessing, my mother is a rock, my beautiful wife is a warrior, my oldest daughter is an angel, and my youngest daughter is scary brilliant and will in some way change the world. My five granddaughters, well, they are perfection in my eyes.

Why I am a Mormon

Although "born of Mormon pioneer heritage" I have come to know for myself of the truthfulness of the doctrines that encompass the LDS Church. As the world seems to spiral out of control I find peace in a gospel that gives me hope of an eternal life with my God and my family together. My favorite scripture in the Book of Mormon speaks of a day when we might see Christ and know him because we have become like him. I hope that I can live long enough and work hard enough to someday be judged as one who is like Christ and in the process I hope to have been a worthy son, husband and father. I am also comforted by the inherent fairness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His atonement is infinite and it is available to every man, woman and child who has ever lived on the earth, even those who have never heard of him in this life. This doctrine helps me to feel comfort for those for whom life may have been bitter, painful, lonely, or just plain hard. I know that they may someday also be privileged to enter into His rest.

How I live my faith

In the past I have served as a Family History Consultant within my local congregation. Basically I taught people how to find their ancestors. This calling allowed me to give expression to my knowledge that the linkage between me, my ancestors and my posterity is eternal in nature. I am what I am today because of the physical, cultural and spiritual DNA passed on to me by my ancestors. My most fervent hope is to live my life so as to provide the same blessing to my children and their children and so on... The LDS Church builds temples in many places around the world. Temples are sacred places where we go to perform ordinances that will serve to seal families together for eternity. Members of our church search out the records of their ancestors and we go to the temple to open the blessings of heaven for them. These blessings culminate with sealing generations together so that as families they can return to live with our Heavenly Father. To know that I am eternally linked with my family gives me the comfort and strength to know that any challenge in this life will pass. I know that what really matters is within my reach and that the eternity that I see in the eyes of my grandchildren is in fact real.