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Hi I'm Ian

I speak two languages. I work for a Big Four accounting firm. I'm a father to one with another on the way. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from BYU with my Masters of Accountancy and I now work for a large public accounting firm. I have a three-year-old girl who is as entertaining as she is beautiful. My wonderful wife and I have been trying to add to our little family for a couple years now and we recently had success with invetro fertilization. Because of the issues we had with our first little girl and after a miscarriage, we learned through several tests that we only had a one-in-four chance of having a perfectly healthy child. We came to realize what a blessing our little girl was. Because of these issues, we elected to undergo invetro fertilization and although we only had one viable embryo, we feel have been blessed with a successful procedure. We are expecting another little girl and the difficulty of choosing a name is my favorite challenge right now. I love watching and playing sports and taking my little girl to baseball games. I come from a large family and we enjoy spending time together now that we are older. We often spend time camping, playing games or vacationing with our extended family and our kids love playing with their cousins. I served a mission for the Mormon church in Long Beach, California. While there I learned to speak Spanish and shared my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to have been born a member of Christ's Church. I grew up in a very faithful family and I learned about the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a young boy. When I was a teenager, my parents got divorced and my world began to fall apart. Throughout all the difficulties and confusion of living in a broken home, the gospel was my one constant. With my father's support I continued to attend church on Sundays and go to church activities. Rather than diminish, my faith grew as I trusted in the Lord and turned to Him to strengthen me in my trials. My father continued to support me in my church attendance as I grew and prepared to serve a mission for the Lord. I cannot say enough about the role my father played in making me the man I am today. His strong, silent, example helped me see just how important the Savior is in his life and it motivated me to seek to develop the same kind of relationship with the Savior. After I graduated from high school I felt the need to fulfill the commandment to serve a mission and share the Gospel with others. I was blessed to serve among the Latin American people and learned to speak Spanish. After two years of teaching others about the Savior and His restored Church, I was so much closer to my Savior and had helped so many wonderful people. I would not trade those two years for anything else I could have done instead. I returned home and went to school where I married my wife and began to raise my own little family in Christ's Church. My hope now is that I can be the type of father that I had growing up and be an example to my kids of how important and beneficial it is to have a relationship with the Savior. I know that He lives. I know that He is who He says He was. I know that He atoned for my sins and that through His sacrifice, I can be forgiven for my sins if I will have faith in Him and strive to keep His commandments.

How I live my faith

I currently have been called to serve in a leadership position with the men in my ward. I assist in instructing and guiding the men in my ward and in providing for their spiritual and temporal needs. I am also able to visit with members of my ward in their homes to share my testimony of the Gospel and to help them with the challenges they face. I am also supported by members of my ward who visit me in my home and help my family in times of need. I have had the opportunity to teach the youth and young children of our Church in Sunday School. Serving in the Church gives me experiences of seeing the Savior's love in my life and the lives of others. I have also seen blessings come to me and my family as I place the needs of others before my own desires and make sacrifices by serving in the Lord's Church.