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Hi I'm Farrell

I'm a grandfather. I dance. I rollerblade. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of two boys and two girls, and a grandfather of twins. The happiness and success of my family is the primary focus in the life of my wife, Pam, and me. Over the years, my greatest satisfaction and joy has come from seeing the development of strong character and the values of honesty and integrity in the lives of my children. As a family, we have enjoyed vacations in which we have learned about the heritage of our country. We especially liked visiting Philadelphia, Gettysburg, the National Archives, Arlington National Cemetery and many other historical sites around Washington, D.C. I am truly amazed by those who sacrificed so much to bring this country into existence as well as those who have fought to maintain our freedoms. I enjoy playing tennis and frisbee with my children. Because I grew up for the first 6 years of my life in Canada, I developed a natural interest in ice skating. Later, after moving to the United States, I continued my love of skating through rollerblading. My wife and I have enjoyed ballroom dancing through the years, and now my youngest daughter has also developed a love for ballroom dancing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In my childhood, I was taught by example to be honest and kind, and to serve others who are in need. At the age of 19, I volunteered to serve as a missionary for the church for two years. It was an amazing experience to be able to step away from my University studies and serve the people of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, Canada. While I was there I had the opportunity to become well acquainted with wonderful people from many different backgrounds and religions. I attended several other churches and studied their doctrine. As I became familiar with other faiths, I discovered that there is so much truth and goodness taught in other religions, such as the divine role of Jesus Christ as the Savior of all mankind. As I contrasted what I had learned of other religions to what I knew of my own faith, I discovered that the wonderful truth of the eternal nature of marriage and families was unique to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I taught people about the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His church though the prophet Joseph Smith, I repeatedly received a personal witness from the Holy Ghost that I was teaching truth. Those powerful feelings have been reconfirmed many times in the ensuing 35 years and have given me a sure witness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is led by the Lord Jesus Christ in our day.

How I live my faith

My faith is a daily part of my life and it influences nearly everything I do. As a business owner, my desire to become like Jesus Christ is the primary influence that causes me to adhere to a standard of personal integrity and honesty. And as a father and husband, my desire to be like the Savior is the primary reason I carefully screen the type of movies, television shows, and internet websites I view. I currently serve in my local church as a clerk where I assist with record-keeping and other administrative assignments.