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Hi I'm Bill.

I'm a husband, dad of 10, grandfather to 37 and great grandfather to 10 and counting. I am a retired teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired teacher and coordinator of religious education, with 37 years of service, retiring at the age of 62 in 1992. I'm now in my 81st year, enjoying above all, my wife LaRee, and 6 sons, 2 daughters and 2 foster daughters, their spouses, and children, totaling 37 grandchildren and their spouses, and children totaling 10 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way as of this day September 14, 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints began with the prayerful reading of the Book of Mormon and the Joseph Smith History of the Pearl of Great Price followed by the prayerful reading of the Doctrine and Covenants and the rest of the Pearl of Great Price and the Bible. My testimony which I know to be true by the power of the Holy Ghost is that Jesus Christ and ancient apostles and prophets have visited the earth in these latter days and have restored the knowledge, authority and power of God for the salvation of all God's children, both living and dead, plus those who are yet to be born.

How I live my faith

I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Switzerland and Austria after experiencing combat in the Army field artillery and being honorably discharged from serving in the Korean War. After my retirement, Laree and I served additional missions for The Church at the Institutes of Religion teaching college students at the University of Arkansas and Boise State University. We've served a mission at the Family History Center near the Temple in Mesa Arizona. We serve as family history consultants and visit and home teach members in our local congregation. We weekly serve in the temple, pray at least morning and evening individually and together, read our scriptures daily and always try to keep God's commandments. Remembering our dear Savior, Jesus Christ, His life and atoning sacrifice for us and all of our Heavenly Father's children is all important and crucial as we partake of the Sacrament on the Sabbath Day and always. We follow Him and try to live as He did: always seeking to know and striving to live as our dear Heavenly Father wills.