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Hi I'm Paul

I am a husband, an engineer and a Mormon.

About Me

I studied engineering in Idaho. After school I returned back to California and got a job as a manufacturing engineer in the aerospace and the medical device industry. While I was at the medical device company, I realized that I had an interest in operations management. When a position opened up for a production supervisor, I applied for the job and got it. I am currently working full time and going to night school to get my MBA. Exercising is important to me and dieting should be more important to me. I enjoy lifting weights, swimming, hiking, walking and eating ice cream and cookies. I met my beautiful wife at a church social event. My roommate introduced us. Not knowing if I would ever see her again, I asked for her phone number and we made tentative plans to go out next weekend. After the first date, I wanted to marry her but she took a lot more convincing. We are married now and very much in love.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was eight. At that time, I did not know that the church was true but somehow I knew that my mom and aunt knew that it was true. When I was about 15 I decided that I wanted to know for myself. I began reading the Book of Mormon with the belief that after I read the book I would pray and then have some type of spiritual experience that would let me know that the book was true. After I finished the book I prayed and asked for a confirmation. I did not expect to see an angel or hear a voice but I did expect to at least feel something that I could recognize as an answer to my prayer. I was very disappointed when I did not have the experience that I thought I would have. Although I did not receive a spiritual confirmation about the book of Mormon, I decided that I knew that the teachings of the church were good. It taught me to avoid harmful addictions, to be morally clean, to educate myself, to value family and to be nice to others. To me, I did not need a spiritual confirmation to know that the teachings of the church were good. I knew that the teachings of the church were good and because the church taught them I knew that the church was good. When I was leaving on my mission I was bothered that I did not know everything. But I felt like I knew enough and I left for my mission excited to tell people about how good the church was. It wasn't until I was in the missionary training center studying the apostasy and restoration when the spirit confirmed to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ, that the book of Mormon was true and that the Church of Jesus Christ was the only true and living church on the face of the earth.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church there are many opportunities to serve. I have given talks, taught lesions, served a mission and visit many members in their home. The experiences I have had by serving in the church have been some of the richest in my life.