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Hi I'm Fred

I'm a general contractor, a husband, father, grandfather and I love my grandchildren and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Thatcher, Arizona. Went on a mission to Italy. Attended Eastern Arizona College and ASU. Work as a general contractor. I love my wife, of 35+ years, I have 5 grown children and 7 beautiful grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon in the small town of Thatcher, Arizona. I had many friends that were both Mormon and of many other faiths. I observed my friends and their families. Through the years I noticed how their lives were shaped by how they lived their faith. I could see that as much as we tried to live the precepts of our faith, our lives possessed a quality that very much attracted me. I wanted my family, wife and children, to have that same quality of life when I married. Our life has not been without its challenges. I find that my faith is much deeper now that I have had the opportunity to grow through those challenges. I look back at those early years and thank my Heavenly Father for letting me experience life as I did. It seems as if those experiences were design just for me. Now, I can see that living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my life in so many ways. There are so many good people in this world. The gospel of Jesus Christ just makes us all better. The truths revealed by prophets, both old and new, have enriched my life and the life of my family.

How I live my faith

All of our children are out of the house. My wife and I love to go to activities that both our children and little grandchildren are involved in. Supporting our family is a large part of our life. Our faith seems to be more than just a belief; it's a way of life. Sure, we enjoy birthday parties, but we also love going to our children’s church houses when they or our grandchildren take part in a program. Because we are a lay church, we are taught from an early age to participate by teaching and learning from each other. We support our family members when they sing, give talks about gospel subjects or dress up as pioneers and parade around the church. In this world, it is easy to do things contrary to the teachings of our Heavenly Father. As a family, we try to encourage each other to live by the same standards we have been taught and continue to teach our children. We certainly are not perfect, but we try hard.