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Hi I'm Terry

I am a native Arizonan. I am a grandpa. I like to hunt and fish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As as native Arizonan, I grew up primarily in Arizona and New Mexico. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1972 with a degree in Construction Engineering and proceeded to work at various construction sites in the US including the Alaskan Pipe Line job that brings us oil from the North Slope of Alaska. I hunt and fish and consider myself an avid sportsman. My current hobby is making hunting knives. As a 62 year retired old grandpa, I have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren with the most recent being Colin who was born on August 6th of this year. They all live near by and are a blessing to have around.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church when I was born and I was baptized when I was 8. Although I have had a few periods in my life when I was not an active member of the Church, I have always maintained a testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ and his Gospel. I am currently an active member and enjoying the many blessings that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has to offer. The primary reason that I am a Mormon, is that i know that the Church is true and this church is the only one that has had restored to it all of the necessary saving ordinances that will ultimately bring us back to our Heavenly Father to live eternally as families. I want to be with my family through-out eternity. I have had personal experience that the power of God is restored to earth and works through those that have been ordained to the Priesthood of God by those who have the authority to do so. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has living prophets on the earth with power and authority to speak for God and to administer his Gospel under the direction of our living Savior, Jesus Christ. I have read the Book of Mormon and can testify that it is, in-fact, another witness of the divinity of our Savior and that it clarifies many of the saving principals that are missing from the Bible and New Testament. Though my parents taught me much concerning the Gospel, it is from my own experiences and testimony that I an a converted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I encourage all to read the Book of Mormon and pray to our Father in Heaven as to its' truthfulness and if they are sincere in this effort, they will receive the same confirmation that I have received.

How I live my faith

I believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not just a Sunday worship service. It is much, much more. I try to live my faith and set a good example by serving in the Church, by accepting specific callings and performing them to the best of my ability, by visiting and watching over specific home-teaching families that I am assigned, by attending all my Church meetings and particularly Sacrament Meeting where I can partake of the Sacrament, in remembrance of the Savior, and ask forgiveness for my many weaknesses. I strive to continuously live according to the commandments of God and to uphold the covenants we make ant baptism and in the Temple so that I can be a good example to my family and others I associate with. Hopefully, through our service to others we can emulate Charity, the pure love of Christ. Recently I had the priviledge of giving my newest grandson Colin a blessing. He was born premature, was not eating properly, and was loosing what little weight he had. When my brother and I were administering the blessing, I had a strong peaceful feeling that everything would be okay and that Colin would be strong and healthy and become a force for good in the life of his parents. Shortly after the blessing, Colin started eating as he should and was soon released from the hospital. I can already see the good that he is becoming for his parents as they raise and nurture him. This is just one of the examples of how we can live our faith.