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Hi I'm Paul

Im a husband, father, Veterinarian, fly fisherman and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a Mormon family where Christian values were taught. These values have shaped who I am today. My wife and I have chosen to follow a similar path in raising our children. Our concern for the upbringing of our daughters in the world today is great and we rely heavily on the positive influence of the Church and God's plan to teach our girls. Recently, I have faced a potentially fatal disease and have spent many days contemplating what is most important in my life. I desire to live as God would have me live. For me it is a matter faith and having the proper attitude but also of continuing to live and do the right things. I know that there is more to my existence than my experiences here. I also know that how I choose to live will influence my existence after this life has ended. My treatment are going well and I have great hope to live for many years to come but life is fragile. I cannot imagine being able to deal with these issues without the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. One day I will stand before God and give an accounting of my life. I have faith that by following the example and teachings of the Savior I can prepare to meet him. The hope to one day be in a better state gives me strength.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family where Christian values were taught. These values have shaped who I am today. My wife and I have chosen to follow a similar path in raising our children. Our concern for the upbringing of our daughters in the world today is great and we rely heavily on the positive influence of the Church and God's plan to teach our girls. Recently, I have faced a potentially fatal disease and have spent many days contemplating what is most important in my life. I desire to live as God would have me live. For me it is a matter faith and having the proper attitude but also of continuing to live and do the right things. I know that there is more to my existence than my experiences here. I also know that how I choose to live will influence my existence after this life has ended. My treatment are going well and I have great hope to live for many years to come but life is fragile. I cannot imagine being able to deal with these issues without the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. One day I will stand before God and give an accounting of my life. I have faith that by following the example and teachings of the Savior I can prepare to meet him. The hope to one day be in a better state gives me strength.

How I live my faith

I am blessed to be able to work with a variety of church leaders in my area. Together we have been able to plan and carry out many positive activities for the youth. After one such activity the youth were given the opportunity to share their feelings about the activity. The heart felt words that were shared by the youth made all of the efforts we had expended worth it. I visit several of my neighbors and try to help them with challenges they face in their lives. I am blessed to regularly share messages in church meetings. This allows me to repeatedly put into words my understanding of the principles that I strive to live by. With my wife try to instill these principles in our children through regular family councils and as moments arise day to day. I strive to spend a few minutes each day reading scripture with my family and individually. I try to treat others with respect and kindness, hopefully as I would like to be treated.