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Hi I'm Troy

I grew up in, and continue to live in wisconsin, loving outdoor sports. I'm a self employed carpenter, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love my family, fishing and hunting, camping, and University of Wisconsin Badger football, not always in that order. :) I'm a self employed carpenter that specializes in custom cabinetry and small remodels and additions. I have always loved helping others and now enjoy being part of an organization that realizes the importants of service work, and a Savior that hands out blessing for performing it. How awesome!

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't join the church until I was 46 and my wife, who was a member for 5 years prior, didn't think I would consider joining for at least 30 more years. As I was learning about the Atonement, I realized that the blessings that one can receive thru living a rightous life with the gospel is wonderful benefit that I wanted in my own life. I found having my prayers answered and the fellowship and support of every other member, not only in my local church but every where in the world to be exciting. The blessings of giving service to others, members or not, is amazing. It is the greatest part of my personal beliefs that coincides with the beliefs of a the Latter Day Saints. Because of my stance on leaving a positive impact on the world and my surroundings, it's wonderful to be part of a world wide organization that believes and acts the same way. When I share my testimony I often share how if you think your life is good, by learning about the Restored Gospel it can be better. Even if you think it is great, it can be better. I love to share what I have learned.

How I live my faith

I volunteer to go out with the missionaries every chance I get since I didn't go on a mission in my youth this is a great opportunity for me. I teach a Sunday school class -Gospel Principles- and serve as a committe member on the Boy Scout board. I have also coordinated large service projects for members and non-members. For example, a family needed their roof repaired and before I became a member, I was asked to coordinate a crew to replace it. It was not hard to recruit others to help with this project. We were able to completely rip off the old roof, repair it and re-shingle it within a day. The feeling of accomplishment and comeraderie was very rewarding.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

We help how ever we can, I can give two recent examples. I was helping flood victims in Minot this summer and recently the entire church got together and did mantienance at a community park. Show more Show less