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Hi I'm Todd

Descended from early Mormon pioneers, I am married raising a family in the South. I coach and play soccer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised in Utah, most of our vacations were spent driving across the desert plains of Southern Utah and Arizona to visit grandparents or to head west to the beaches of Southern California and Disneyland. Today I am married with five wonderful children and living in Georgia where our last three children were born and where all call home. I love to play soccer, to build things, and to help my neighbors fix stuff. When disaster strikes in neighboring communities or surrounding states, I often volunteer with other members of our church and community to help clean up and repair damaged property. I find it absolutely rewarding to be out serving people you don't know in their time of need and to work side by side with other members and volunteer organizations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born seventh of eight children into an active Mormon family. I am descended from early Mormon pioneers. I've heard it said I am a Mormon because I was born into a Mormon family. While there may be some truth to that, the reason I am an active participating member today is much more. The short answer is I am a Mormon because I have come to know for myself it is absolutely true. I have received the confirming witness through the Holy Ghost that this church is led by true and living prophets. I have also come to know by that same witness the words of the prophets contained in the Bible and The Book of Mormon are true. By that same witness I have come to know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that through him the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ with it proper priesthood authority has been restored to the earth.

How I live my faith

As a member of this Church I have many opportunities to provide service. For years I served as a clerk with responsibilities to ensure accurate membership records and tithing donations. Currently I am serving as an assistant to my priesthood quorum leader. I also have an assignment to visit a few families each month and see to their spiritual and temporal welfare. I provide an update to my priesthood leader after each visit to let him know if there are any special needs. Examples might include a needed home repair or to clear a fallen tree. Where the need requires more help, my priesthood leader will help me organize a service day and enlist additional help from other quorum members. Later when the day comes to an end, we gather the family together and read from the scriptures. We like reading from the Book of Mormon because it is easier to understand and was written by ancient prophets specifically for our day. These prophets saw what we would be facing. Said the prophet Nephi, "Feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do." The Bible and Book of Mormon are like a set of instructions for raising a family.