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Hi I'm Dennis

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am in my 60's with a beautiful Wife and 2 wonderful boys, 4 grandchildren and one on it's way. I have owned 2 businesses and now work for someone else. I have played sports all of my life until I realized that my body could not do what my mind thought I should do when it came to competitive sports. I come from a family of 5 boys and 1 girl and am the only member of the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I have lived in Washington most of my life and have traveled to Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. I am a Viet Nam Vet. I served their in 1970. My faith has helped me through difficult times and has been instrumental in all of my good times as a husband and father. Recently we had a family reunion on the Oregon Coast. I spent 7 days together with my wife, sons, their wives & children and one of my daughter in laws mother for the first time since my oldest married his wife in 2000. We were able to go crabbing, hiking, and dune buggy riding. I am so glad that families can be together for ever.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 28 years old. I met my wife when I had been discharged from the military and found her family to have something which mine did not. I visited her family in Utah many times and realized that they were bonded in a fashion I had never seen. They were not perfect but their love for the family caused me to search out why. She comes from a family of 12 children and she was number 10. The times that they were all together were fascinating for me. They always seemed to reminisce about the fun times they had together when they were growing up. I found that their family unity came from their faith and in particular their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Redeemer. They waited for about a year to start to invite me to church. I would go but did not participate much.I spent almost 4 years trying not to read the Book Of Mormon but finally was challenged to read it. I did and gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Morman. I was baptized and have found the bond that my in laws have as a family.

How I live my faith

I have served in a traditional Ward with the young men, boys scouts and I have also served in a Young Single Adult Ward. Working with others with the same goals in mind has helped me to be a better husband, father and grandfather. I have found that when I have served others that I found that my troubles have seemed less important and that I usually received more joy than those that I have served. I find that the Lord blesses me with time to get everything I need to get done when I am anxiously engaged in good activities. I worked with the young men when my sons were between the ages of 12 and 18. The young mens program helped me in teaching my boys about work and serving others. We went on many scout outings, service projects and spiritual up lifting firesides. To this day my boys talk about the life lessons that they learned during these events. I served with the young single adults, 19 to 30 years old, when my boys were in that age bracket. I found that my time with this group solidified my testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel. These young men and women demonstrated the Christ like love more than any group I had ever been around. Their actions towards one another during their peer's death, courtship and marriage was an example to me of how we should treat one another to be considered Christen.