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Hi I'm Hiram

I work full time. Go to law school at night, am a husband and father of two toddler boys. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho loving the outdoors. As teen I lived close to West Yellowstone National Park and would go camping, hiking, rafting, white water kayaking and caving. Now, I love politics and college football. I've been teaching my two little boys to do a "down, set, HIKE!" and it's pretty much one of the best things about being a Dad with boys.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church in a community that was almost all Latter Day Saints. It wasn't until I moved away from home and was surrounded by various religions that I really saw the differences between my way of life and theirs. I remember one man I'd shared a copy of the Book of Mormon with presented me with a book of his own. We both agreed we'd take a look at what each said. Within the first couple of pages of his book, I was really confused. It was about a man in Australia who claimed that God would come inhabit his body when he preach to his followers. It was a mixture of science and religion. But two things stood out in my mind. One was, people really believed this to be true while I believed The Book of Mormon to be true. The other was the feelings that I had as I read the book. They were a stark contrast to those I felt when reading this man's book. For the first time as a young man, I resigned myself to finding out the truthfulness of the The Book of Mormon. I read from it with a great desire. I had been exposed to many people of the world who believed many different things and I felt this was important to know. I fasted several times, but the answer never seemed to come. I started to doubt myself and think that maybe it was all wrong and that I was raised in the wrong church. I didn't know what to do. Then one day, I was scratching a bug bite on my leg. Not the most glorious moment for a revelation I know, when someone said to stop scratching it, your only making it worse. The power of the Spirit hit me. That day those words kept ringing in my ears and that night when I knelt down to pray, overwhelming feelings of love and happiness filled me as I thought of all the times I've read the Book of Mormon and been uplifted by it as a teenager, or gone to Church and was helped by an inspired youth leader. The Lord revealed to me that night what I'd known all along and that was that is The Book of Mormon contains the word of God.

How I live my faith

One of the hardest things I do every day is wake up, get ready, and hug my kids good bye. When I kiss them in the morning, I don't have the luxury of saying see you tonight, so it's always, "Daddy will see you tomorrow." In this economy we've had to make some hard choices, and one of those choices is to for me to work while going to law school at night. During the day, the phone calls from home really mean something and keep me going to hear little voices say, "We love you! You can do it!" It reminds me of why I go through it all. The long days are long and many. But I want to provide a good future for our family. We really cherished our weekends together, and it made things a little more difficult when I was asked to serve at church by assisting our local Bishop. Instead of just going and sitting with my family through the meetings, I was being asked to come several hours early and sometime stay late. Being away from my wife and kids 5 entire days and now being asked to sacrifice a large chunk of Sunday to take care of our Bishop was a tough pill to swallow. But I believe our Bishop is inspired and when we are asked to serve, it is because it is the Lord who is asking. We've had to make some adjustments in our home duties, but we've be greatly blessed. Our marriage is getting better and better every day as we try to keep the Lord first.