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Hi I'm Håkon

I was born in Michigan, my grandfather was from Sweden. I'm a happily married father of two with another on the way. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently finished my M.B.A. and I strongly believe in the value of a good education. I love to play football and lacrosse. I love to travel and experience new places and cultures. I enjoy historical fiction literature. I am happily married and have two wonderful children with another on the way.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born, my parents were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was raised attending weekly LDS church meetings and participating in children groups, and as I grew, youth groups. Throughout this time I learned the teachings of Christ and about what he expects from me in return. As I grew, it became clear to me that I would need to know for myself if what I had been taught was true, false, or just some good ideas to live by. I had friends is high school who were looking for some spiritual strength. One friend discussed a simple search, and landed upon a book that was written which promised to bring you spiritually closer to God, but did not require anything of the reader. This did not seem to make any sense to me. Nothing of worth in this world can be obtained by doing nothing, much less the tremendous promises of God found in the Holy Scriptures. It requires work, I learned that at a young age. This was certainly not always easy, and requires sacrifice of time, energy and a lot of dedication. As I worked through these feelings, put in the work (studied the Bible and Book of Mormon) and prayed with faith that my Heavily Father would hear and answer my prayers. I know that God loves me! I know that he wants the very best for me. I know that I don't understand all of the things that God understands. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior. I know that he died for me, and for all of us. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I have prayed and felt through the Holy Ghost the truth of that these statements. I know that by reading the holy scriptures I can become more like our savior Jesus Christ. I know that I can return to live with my Heavily Father and my family for all eternity after this life is over. I'm not perfect, but I know that I am a better person, husband, and father for trying my best to live my life in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ, which we learn from the Bible and the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I currently attend church in a large Ward (local Congregation) with many young families with lots of children and youth. I have been asked to visit several families each month to bring a message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their home each month, to check on their physical welfare and just see how they are doing as a family. I get to participate in a number of service oriented activities that range from helping people move, working as a volunteer at a local canning factory for families in need, visiting and providing meals for the sick, elderly, or the local homeless shelter in our community, and performing farm work on a local church owned farm who's crops are given to families of all faiths who are in need. I recently had the opportunity to be asked to be a volunteer teacher of 16-18 year old young men. They can be rowdy and like to goof-off a lot but what a wonderful experience for me to reach out to these wonderful youth. Many are struggling with peer pressures, and doing things they are told that 'everyone else' does which they know to be wrong. We have had great discussions about these challenges they are facing and how they can overcome them and make the choices they feel are right. I attend my church meetings and feel like I can really make a difference in someone elses' life each week; and I am thankful for the effort put in by others attending that make a weekly difference in my life and the life of my family.