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Hi I'm John

Grew up in the mountains of the west and moved with my family to the flat lands of Nebraska. Go Huskers!! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have raised a family of 5 kids in Nebraska and taught them all how to ski with trips to the Colorado Mountains. We love to ski and spend time in the mountains of the west. I am still employed by a major railroad and have traveled extensively based on work assignments. My favorite place that I have visited is India. The wonderful history this country has is simply magical. I am an avid tennis player and have enjoyed many years hitting balls back and forth across a net. We are arriving at a major milestone in our lives as I plan to retire in the next year and hope to do more traveling. Our family is now spread across several states including Ohio, Arizona, Nebraska and Utah. This gives us an opportunity to see our great country while visiting our grand kids and adult children. We feel this country still offers great opportunities to those willing to put forth an effort and make a difference.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a Mormon is simple. I know that this church has a truth that is unique in the world. Christ heads up this church with continued revelation to living prophets. This unique principle is based on latter-day revelation which allowed for the Book of Mormon to come forth and testify of Jesus Christ from the American continent. Joseph Smith was the prophet that brought this restored message to the world. And by reading this wonderful set of scriptures, it testifies that this message could not have arrived without divine revelation. What a wonderful thing to have latter-day revelation and receive this on an ongoing basis. We now have a living prophet that carries this work along - Thomas S. Monson. This knowledge helps me get up every day and tell my heavenly father how grateful I am for this knowledge. Living Prophets, Latter-day apostles, and temples providing sacred ordinances. This is the reason I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am very busy with church assignments. We are involved in community events by providing service for clean ups, painting houses, and moving people as they relocate to different states. I have a leadership role in our local church and have the opportunity to work with wonderful, caring individuals. I have been involved in the Scouting Program for many years. Not only the camping aspect, but working with the district in fund raising campaigns and helping with work assignments at the various scout camps in the area. When a temple was constructed in Omaha, I had the opportunity to head up a committee which was responsible for transportation for the open house when the building was finished. Over 45,000 people went through this new temple and our committee moved both the visitors and the workers as parking was very limited in the area where the temple was built. I have held positions for service, teaching and administration and all of these experiences have given me wonderful experiences opportunities for growth and self improvement. Serving our fellow man provides wonderful learning opportunities.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

On one of my trips to India we visited a school for the blind. During the course of the visit we were shown the computer room where the students could use special computers using audio responses and print out in braille the information being worked on. In one particular corner, there was a printer with the label donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was further evidence to me how the church gets goods and services to those that truly need them. What a wonderful thing to behold...and it continues to bless many lives. Show more Show less