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Hi I'm Paul

I grew up in Southern California, I was a college athlete, a soldier, and now am a father, husband and a Mormon

About Me

I am a father of four beautiful and lively children and husband to an Arizona native. I grew up in Southern California and concluding my High school life was drafted by a professional baseball team. I turned down the offer to play college baseball and went to play college baseball. I graduated college and shortly thereafter enlisted in the Army and was proud to serve this great country for 6 1/2 years. I left the military and moved to my wife’s home state. I recently graduated with my MBA and am now working on for a company that helps companies and governments that are in the process of litigation.

Why I am a Mormon

During high school I was introduced to the church by my girl friend at the time who was a member. I did not know what a Mormon was, or what they believed. What I did know was that her, her family and home were different than any I had experienced prior. They were great examples to me, as I came from a broken home. I graduated and moved on to play baseball, served in the military and never forgot the impression the family left on me by their example. When I was around 27 years old, after living an eventful life that included many good and bad experiences. I started to ponder the question "Is there something more to this life than what I have already done. I began to read the bible and started to pray to my Father in Heaven. I just wanted to tell him I was sorry for things in my past I was not proud of and thankful for all the opportunities I have been given. Soon after 2 missionaries knocked on our apartment door and I answered. I expressed my thanks, however I already know a family in the church and would ask them if I had any questions. Three days later, another set of missionaries knocked that had not spoken to each other. In the time I had lived in the apartment complex I had not seen missionaries before. I had seen 2 sets in 3 days, and my roommate answered the door this time and let them in. I could not believe my roommate let them in; however after we began to speak to each other, what I heard left a deep impression on me. I began to read the book of Mormon and investigate the church and was baptized within a few months. I knew once I heard the gospel it was what I had been searching for. At my baptism I met my wife, and everything fell into to place. It was only when I humbled myself and began to seek him did I receive the light and knowledge I was searching for.

How I live my faith

I live my life trying to do my best. I am not perfect; I realize there are parts of my life I will probably strive to improve for the rest of my life. The gospel gives me direction and strength in times I am seeking my Savior’s companionship and need guidance. I currently serve as the Young Men's secretary and assist the presidency of in helping the young men in the ward with support and guidance as they maneuver these challenging times. I also have the opportunity to visit some families in our ward. This gives me an opportunity to understand just a little bit of what our Savior did and continues to do for all of us. My faith has given me a purpose and direction in my life that was sourly lacking before I joined the church.