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Hi I'm Hal

I design computer chips, we have 5 adopted children (2 white, 3 black) and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up inside the beltway in the Washington DC area. I spent 2 years in Chile an my mission. My wife and I were not able to have children, so we adopted 5. We have some special needs children, including a cancer survivor, a mentally handicapped son, and a daughter with clinical bipolar disorder. in a small way, I feel like David: "though I pass through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil" I have travelled around the world for business, and I see the light of Christ in the eyes of His children everywhere, from Israel/Palistine to Thailand to Europe to Korea.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been in the temple of God with each of my children, and seen this diverse group of individuals become an eternal family unit, un-separable by man or death. I have seen miracles has bodies and souls have been healed by the priesthood of God. I have read and pondered the scriptures, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and received answer to my prayers about my Father in Heaven, my Savior Jesus Christ, the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith, modern prophets and the scriptures. I am a Mormon because I know that is what God wants of me. In a world where there is so much in flux, that knowledge is the anchor to my soul!

How I live my faith

The gospel is my life. It helps shape my thoughts and actions from the time I get up until I go to bed. I am a child of God, as are all of my brothers and sisters. My wife is my queen, and the most important person in my life. This is followed by my children, and then my parents and brothers and sisters. When I drive on the road, I try to see the individuals in the other cars as my brothers and sisters. I strive to love my boss and my colleagues. I do not want to offend anyone in any setting (including at my son's football game.)