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Hi I'm Bruce

I grew up in Utah and have lived in many places in the USA and overseas and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up and went to university in Utah before joining the United States Air Force. I'm a husband of 39 years, father of two daughters and grandfather of two boys and a girl. I enjoy woodworking, travelling with my wife and doing grandfather things. I am retired from both the Air Force in logistics/systems acquisition and aerospace industry as a program manager. During my life time I have lived in Utah, Montana, Ohio, California, Maryland, Virginia, Texas, Panama and England.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Latter Day Saint all my life. My mother was a member and my father a Methodist who became a member when I was 19. My maternal grandparents were also members, my grandmother immigrating after baptism from Denmark when she was ten years old to learn English before the rest of her family came to Utah. I have always been active in the church but when I was of age to go on a mission I choose to complete my university education instead and have regretted that decision, however, my wife and I completed an 18 month mission to England which reinforced my brief in the gospel, my marriage and my love for family and others. I have a testimony that the gospel taught in the church is divinely given, that I receive personal revelation for myself and my family and that the leaders of the church, both locally and at church headquarters, receive revelation for the general membership and operation of the church. I know that after I came to earth from a pre-existent state with our Heavenly Father, that I received a mortal body to continue my eternal education through obedience to Heavenly Father's commandments. The gift of the Holy Ghost which I received by the laying on of hands helps me keep the commandments. I know that Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected for me and all mankind to allow us to return and live with Heavenly Father. I know that death is not the end of existence and that continues to bring comfort to my soul especially at times when loved ones die. As a member of the church I believe that by abiding by the principles, ordinances and commandments that I'm healthy, happy and content; that the church provides numerous opportunities to provide comfort, support and service to others which allows me to grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually. I also believe that by reading the Bible, Book of Mormon and other scriptures and praying I'm able to discover and magnify my talents, repent of wrong doings, be a better person, and glorify God.

How I live my faith

I have personal pray both morning and evening and family prayer at meal time. In addition to studying for my gospel teaching assignment, my wife and I read scriptures together every evening before bed and have prayer together every morning and evening. We also hold regular family home evening together, sometimes with our daughter and her family. I enjoy participating in service projects which our ward has, especially those done for the benefit of the local community. I attend church each week and enjoy teaching the New Testament in our adult Sunday school class. I also enjoy visiting several congregation families each month to provide spiritually and/or physical help, as needed and two days a week provide service with my wife at our nearby temple where special ordinances for the living and dead are performed. From my teenage years I have regularly held teaching and leadership positions in the church.. In the community I have served as a scoutmaster and member/officer in service organizations where my family has lived. Since our recent move, I'm currently volunteering with my wife at our grandchildren's school. We love all our family, talk with them regularly, and strive to get all our family members together at least once a year.