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Hi I'm Bill

I have lived in and visited many places in the world. Now I'm a very happy Indiana Hoosier. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Husband to absolutely the best wife ever, father of three, grandfather of eight who live in Brooklyn, Portland and Salt Lake City. I have lived in Germany, Hawaii, Thailand and many points in between..and love Indianapolis. Native Texan, 23 years. I am an organizational consultant who helps optimize the human contribution to achieving an organization's mission. I speak Spanish fluently and have assisted Hispanic communities in Los Angeles, Houston and Indy. Avid hiker, backpacker, photographer. Supporter of the Boys Scouts of America with two Eagle Scout sons; serve on council committees. My daughter is still the apple of my eye.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had unmistakable experiences of God's reality in my life. When I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible, I know the characters were real people who experienced great things in their interactions with God. Their faith, courage and resilience bouy and strengthen me, and cause me to also reach toward God to experience as they did. Especially, my belief in Jesus Christ is very personal...I feel I have been forgiven of sins and, through His grace, I continually experience power to endure and overcome obstacles and accomplish great things in life. My greatest joy is in partnering with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to bless the lives of others, whether the downtrodden or struggling, those experiencing successes yet having stress in their life, and particularly the youth. I know that God exists and that Jesus is, indeed, the Savior of the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings that power and knowledge with great stability into my life. It's a faith that is both spiritually fulfilling and intellectually satisfying.

How I live my faith

I live my faith very personally. I pray regularly and study the scriptures to glean insights for living. I try to put these into practice in my personal walk and relationships with others. In the Church, I serve wherever I am called and there is a need. This summer, for example, I went with 18 older teenagers on a multi-day adventure that strengthened faith and relationships in a challenging and beautiful outdoor setting. I attend dances where hundreds of 14-18 year old youth have a terrific time. I lead committees that solve problems for families and individuals, and provide training in leadership and self-reliance. At the moment I provide leadership to the heads of nine congregations and help them look after their flocks. But, my most important duty is to love and support my wife and bless my children and their children. And, as the Boy Scouts say, "keep my self (spiritually) strong, mentally awake and morally straight."