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Hi I'm Paul

I grew up in a small farming community and am now a Trainer in a mid-sized corporation and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 5 wonderful kids who range in age from 19 to 12. One of them has special needs. Growing up I learned to enjoy the mountains. When I had finished my farm chores I would go hiking and rock climbing. The winter months provided opportunity to ski any number of local resorts. Now with my children we have been to the sand dunes, the beach and several mountain tops. Camping is always a good family activity. Recently I have completed my first marathon.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 9 or 10 I remember skipping church. I told my mother I was sick. I think all of us push the envelope when we are growing up. Any way the family had gone to church, I went outside and into our orchard. As I was enjoying the nice weather, I began to feel very uneasy. Having been taught to pray I stopped under a tree and offered a prayer. I felt the love of my Heavenly Father. As I moved out from under the tree and into the sun a question came to mind, "Where should you be?" I knew that I should be in church. I didn't want to go. I stopped and prayed again. I asked if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true? Even though I was in the sun I felt a warmth and comfort and knew the LDS church was true. I have applied this same process as I continue to learn the gospel of Jesus Christ and read the scriptures. I find a place where I can pray about what I have heard or read and find out if it is true.

How I live my faith

Living my faith happens in many ways. I am striving to keep the commandments. This means service and helping. I have the chance to serve in the leadership of the ward. It is important that minutes are kept of assignments. As we reach out to our neighbors we want to know the best way to help. At times I have served in the Boy Scout troop as a Scout Master, now I serve on the Troop Committee. I love to see the youth grow, face challenges and explore new things. The excitement is contagious.