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Hi I'm Greg

I grew up in Pennsylvania, I joined the Church in California when I was 21 years old. I am now 53 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 53 yrs old, married, a father of 2 and grandfather of 3. I work in a Pathology lab. My hobbies include golf, car detailing and reading. I like to read Tom Clancy novels as well as autobiographies and history books. I also enjoy reading books by Glenn Beck and Mark Levine.

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up our family went to the Presbyterian church for a while but quit going when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I didn't think much about religion, only in the sense that I remember lying awake at night really wondering what happened when we died. I couldn't have been more than 7 or 8 years old and this question bothered me for a very long time. I never expressed this to anyone for fear they would think something was wrong with me. I wondered how I would cope if my Mother or Father were to die. During the next 13 or so years I went on with my life, still occasionally thinking about what happened after death. When I met my future wife she told me she was "Mormon". I had actually never heard of this religion. She asked me to go to church and I accepted. I found the experience to be pleasant. I actually understood the messages being presented and I started taking the missionary discussions. Once I heard the discussion on "The Plan of Salvation" nobody could have deterred me from joining the church. This answered my questions about what happens when we die, it even explains where we came from and why we are here, that life actually has a grand purpose, far larger than I had known or could have imagined. That Jesus Christ is my elder brother and that He and Heavenly Father know and love me as an individual. That this life is a "laboratory" so to speak where we learn through life experiences, good and not so good, what Heavenly Father would have us do. In concluding with my testimony I would say I believe that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live, as separate distinct individuals with bodies of flesh and bone, that they know and love me. That The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored gospel of our Savior. I believe Joseph Smith is the Prophet of the restoration and all prophets since him have been called of God. That the Book of Mormon is true and was translated by the gift and power of God. These things I know to the depths of my soul.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do good and looking for opportunities to serve others. Part of what I am called to do in church is to visit the widows and widowers that are in our ward. I find this to be a particularly rewarding experience. I do my best to serve and support my wife in her daily activities. I also try to be a good example to others, especially when things may not be going very well.