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Hi I'm Hyrum

I'm a PhD student. I write software. I ride my bike. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy father of three children, who works for a small software company, while pursuing a PhD in Software Engineering. When I get the chance I enjoy riding my bicycle and exploring new country roads around my city, often for hours at a time. I have an understanding wife. I enjoy the outdoors, particularly hiking and camping, and we enjoy having adventures together as a family. Sometimes we go road tripping and camping across the country, and other times its just a day trip to the local park, but we try to make time to be together. With young children, it can often feel like we're barely keeping it together, but somehow we always make it through the day.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for many reasons. Perhaps key among them is the clarity that the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me. Everything just "fits" together. On days when I worry about the state of my life or my education or even the world in general, I take peace in the fact that our existence is more than just this life. All of the injustices, trials, hardships and stuggles that we face can be overcome, and really just a small part of a much larger tapestry of which God is the author. Putting my faith in anything, or anyone, other than Christ will ultimately fail, but He won't. He has sent prophets for our day and time, which means that I don't have to guess at God's will or His intention for my own life. I know He cares about who I am, what I do, and what becomes of me. Knowing that I can fully trust Christ and His power in my own life gives me strength and peace when difficulties come. That's one reason why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my everyday life, not just at church on Sundays. For me, it's about doing the little things, like reading scriptures and praying daily. I find that if I take care of those little things, the big problems seem to take care of themselves. We also work to teach our children these same principles, and have daily scripture reading and prayers as a family. In our local congregation, I get to work with the youth, particularly the young men. As the Church sponsors Boy Scout troops, this means I get to go on campouts and work on merit badges with our young men. My own son is only 3 years old, and I enjoy working with these older boys and doing some of these activities with them.