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Hi I'm Bruce

I'm an engineer, mountain biker, computer nerd, and aspiring filmmaker. I'm a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I consider my background to be somewhat diverse. My father is from the US, my mother from Mexico. I grew up in many different places. Elementary school years on the East Coast. High school years on the West Coast. Currently living smack-dab in the middle of those two. I studied manufacturing engineering, but spent most of the beginning of my career in design. So I guess I'm used to change and learning to adapt to new things and new surroundings. I love spending time with family & friends, listening to music, riding mountain bikes, driving RC cars, taking pictures, creating videos, and just being out in nature. I love learning new things, getting to meet new people, and seeing new places. I'm grateful for the gift of life and all that I've been given. When I think about it, I truly live a blessed life.

Why I am a Mormon

It'd be easy to say that I'm a Mormon simply because I was raised Mormon and grew up learning and living the faith. The reality is though, that I am a Mormon because it is what I truly believe. I've had plenty of opportunities growing up to question my religion and the beliefs the church has. If anything, it's been more difficult to not doubt or at least question the things that I believe; I simply haven't known anything else all my life. Yet time and time again, when the doubt has come, when the questions have lingered, I've been able to find peace and assurance that this is His true church. The great thing is that I didn't have to take my parents or anyone else's word for it; I could know for myself. Everyone has that same opportunity to find out and know for themselves. Without a doubt, my faith has brought me the greatest peace and joy. Have there been difficult times in my life? Certainly. Are there times when I'm sad, angry, hopeless, and even depressed? Of course. However, when all other things have failed to bring me back up, my faith has been the one sure thing I can count on to fill in the void and bring hope and peace back into my life. Looking back at my life, there are just too many things that have happened to me and those around me that stand as a witness of God and the love He has for each one of us. I know in my heart that His son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior, and that those who seek Him will find the peace and the answers they're looking for.

How I live my faith

I live my faith probably the same way everyone else lives their lives: by trying to do the best I can and live life to the fullest. I have good days and bad days, like everyone else, and sometimes struggle to balance family, work, and church. I have flaws and character weaknesses. Some would call this being hypocritical; I call it being human. The difference is that my faith serves as a goal for me to reach. It is the type of person I want to become and the characteristics I want to strive for. Some of my greatest moments of happiness and peace have come when I am with my family. I try to do what I can to spend time with them and build those relationships, whether it's as a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, or friend. I sometimes fall short, but I know that it is always worth the effort, and in the end it will bring me the most joy. I also live my faith by interacting with other people and getting to know who they are. This can be through church activities, service projects, or a visit to their homes. Other times it's through hobbies or other interests. Most of the time it's through the day-to-day routine of life that provides opportunities to meet and serve others. I am constantly amazed at all the wonderful, good people I meet all around me, even those that don't share my same beliefs. I feel like I learn more from others than anyone could ever learn from me. I find joy in knowing that it's through these interactions that God is helping me to become a better person.