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Hi I'm George

I grew up in a small town in Wyoming. I'm a husband, father, and grandfather. My profession is Civil Enginering. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy participating in a variety of sports - basketball, boating, skiing, fishing, camping, riding horses, riding ATV's, and gardening. I've been blessed with a wonderful wife and three incredible children. We also have seven grandchildren that are the greatest! I am a Civil Engineer and have practiced that profession for the last 30 years. Trying to balance work and life outside of the workplace is a constant challenge. Placing my wife and family first and exercising a little faith helps achieve that balance. Life is full and has it's challenges, but it is a remarkable and rewarding experience.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family. My parents shared their viewpoints about our religion, but always encouraged me to make my own decision - even when, as a young teenager I decided to participate in other Sunday activities rather than attending church. In my later teenage years, the teaching of my parents about the church kept coming to mind. I wondered why it was that my ancestors were willing to make great sacrifices to embrace the LDS faith. Some of them left wealth and community status, were disowned by their own famlies, had their houses burned, traveled by wagon and walked to Utah. One even served in the Mormon Battalion. By reading their histories, listening to my parents tell me about my ancestors, and by pondering and praying I learned that they understood the true meaning of sacrifice - giving up something good for something better. I learned that they studied and prayed for divine guidance and that through that exercise of faith, they discovered that by accepting the restored gospel of Jesus Christ they would have the opportunity to be united with their families in the presence of our Father in Heaven for eternity. To them, this possibility made the sacrifices they made (and would continue to make) worthwhile. Through studying the gospel and praying, I learned for myself that the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ had indeed been restored to the earth for the benefit of God's children. I know that God answers the prayers of his children. I have no doubt that God will reward the many sacrifices made by my ancestors and the many thousands like them.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my life according to the teachings of the Savior. I often come up short. I appreciate His atonement and the opportunity to repent and try again. After I received my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel, my goal was to always participate and serve in whatever callings my church leaders would extend to me. I had the privilege of serving as a full time missionary in Europe - in the land of my forebears. I have served in many callings throughout my life such as teaching children, youth, and adults in their Sunday School classes. I've also had the privilege of serving in several leadership positions, including as a Bishop and a Stake President. I participate in the Council of Governments organized by the mayor of our town to address the issue of poverty within our town. Another enjoyable and rewarding community activity that I have participated in was coaching T-Ball.