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Hi I'm Ferril

I am an auditor who enjoys meeting people of unique talents and perspectives. A father of 4 and grandfather of 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I was born in Utah, I have lived primarily in the midwest United States for over 30 years. I married a wonderful woman who grew up in the same small town I did. We were blessed with 4 wonderful children whom I adore. We never thought we would ever move from our homwtown but moved to Chicago after graduation from college. After 16 years we were transferred to St. Louis where we lived for another 12 years before I lost my wife to cancer after over 30 years together. I moved to the San Francisco Bay area for a new job where I was living when loving and caring friends introduced me to a sweet woman who has embraced me, the children and grandchildren. My oldest son said it best when he observed, "Dad, you lucked out twice." We subsequently moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana. I travel extensively as an internal auditor but am happiest when I am at home with my wife. My favorite trips are to see the children and grandchildren. My family always comes first. I love to play golf and taking long walks wherever I am. I also enjoy watching sports of all kinds. My wife is very service oriented and has been an excellent influence on me to learn to be more aware of the needs around us and find the joy that comes from serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 4th generaltion Mormon on my father's side but my mother joined the church at 16 while living in Minnesota. I was taught the principles of the church from a young age but like everyone, had to learn of their truthfulness though my own study and experience. I don't ever remember a time when I didn't think the church was true but realize now I leaned on my parent's testimonies for many years. I learned for myself and developed my own testimony. I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Mormons - at eight years old due primarily to my parent's example and teachings and the love of a wonderful family. I am still a Mormon because I know it to be true. I have personally studied the scriptures and gospel principles and seen them bear fruit in my own life. The Holy Spirit has borne witness to me the church is true. The sure knowledge that families are eternal and that I will be with them again has brought incredible joy and comfort to me. I know my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Chritst know me personally. They love me and are concerned about my well being and happiness. I know that Christ is my Savior and He atoned for my sins.

How I live my faith

I sincerely pray that there are not any aspects of my life that are not impacted by my faith and testimony. I believe I am a better husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, employee and servant because of it. I am grateful for the opportunities the church gives me to serve my fellow men. I have especially enjoyed the blessing of teaching the gospel to the youth and adults alike. While I now serve in an adminstrative capacity, I am still privileged to meet and work with many wonderful people who love the Lord as I do and are thrilled to be engaged in His work. On a monthly basis I am privileged to meet with several members in their homes and better understand their personal and family needs. Assisting them meet their challenges and sharing their joys is very rewarding to me. I believe my faith is also reflected in my activites at work and in the community. As an auditor I have the opportunity to work with others to better understand their needs and the needs of the organizatiuon and identify ways we can be and do better. I am fortuante to work for an organization that values and encourages intergrity and honesty in all we do.