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Hi I'm Dean

I'm a Mormon.I'm a gearhead, husband, father, musician, and recent convert, to the Church of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

When I was young, my father taught me to work in wood. First repairing furniture and antiques, later building furniture of my own design. Today it has led me into the world of antique car restoration, where I get to be around some very cool old autos and share my talents. I also am a motorcycle enthusiast, and like to work on my own bikes. Part of the creative gene has been to make music, which I do on a fairly regular basis, since I play in a classic rock band, as well as a gospel band. But I think the most interesting part of my life began when I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, only eight short years ago. I found myself ina state of confusion, and not sure of what to do with myself. The Lord works in many ways. I found myself drawn to the Church, not only because my son was on a mission. But I was spiritualy lost and in need of direction. You see I was the non member in a part member family. My son and daughter had been raised in the Church, my wife joining when the kids started to come. I had never wanted "that", in my life. I did participate in scouts and other activities, but had reservations. I was also drinking alot, and found myself waking from a session, wanting something better for myself and my family. Better late than never, I chose to do as my son had done, and follow the wisdom of the Lord. Not that everything is perfect, but that it is better, for me, and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I had alway been somewhat spiritual as a youth. We had not spent a lot of time in church when I was young. Mostly by association with others had I gained any religious content. Years later, my father was near the end of his life, dying from cancer, I looked into his eyes, to see his fear of the unknown. I had no knowledge of the teachings of the Church at the time, and so, had little I could say to comfort him, other than , "I love you Dad". At the funeral, there were a couple of High Preists present at my wife request. They were unobtrusive, and there to offer support to my wife and family. This I noticed. The gentleman from my Mothers church, who spoke, had no enlightening words to say, and offered no comfort to me or my family. I also noticed this. In the years to come, I learned that the LDS Church had a wonderful message, for all the Lord's children, And that the plan of salvation is for all of us. Not just a chosen few. Now I know what I wish I could have known then, that day I last spoke with my father. As it turns out, all is good and getting better.

How I live my faith

Every day I try to live my life simply, and with integrity. Follow the good examples set before me,