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Hi I'm Gregg

I'm a Hoosier. I served 22 years in the U.S. Army but now I am a librarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family lived in a small town in Central Indiana. I grew up with family all around. After our family joined the Mormon Church we moved into the city to be closer to the meetinghouse. One set of my grandparents lived just a block away. After high school I moved away from my extended family and started my own family. A career in the miliary enabled us to travel around the country and the members of the Church a new family for me. I have always been a little bookish. History was my favorite subject in school and earned a degree in History in college. I enjoy funny movies and love spending time with my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my family converted to the Church when I was young, I still remember the missionaries coming to our home and teaching us about Jesus Christ and the restoration of the gospel. I believe my mother raised my brother and sisters with teachings of the Savior because the lessons prior to our baptism all sounded familiar. As I grew and attended sunday school and other Church activities I developed a greater understanding of Our Heavenly Father's great plan of happiness. I knelt in prayer one evening and asked God to give me a witness of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and religion I had been raised to believe was Christ's true church. I received an answer to that prayer. A feeling of warm filled my soul. I knew with every fiber of my being that the Book of Mormon was indeed another witness of Jesus Christ, that he was my personal Savior and that He died so that I might live. I know that Our Father Heaven loves us as much as He did His children anciently and so He has given us prophets and apostles in this day. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is way back to our heavenly home.

How I live my faith

When I was much younger my grandfather gave me a card printed with the words, "Nothing means more to me than my membership in the in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." He told me to carry that card with me and live like I meant it. I think that means I need to be a good Christian. To take upon me the name of Jesus Christ means I need to do the the things he would do if he were here. I try to do that in my daily life, sometimes better than others. I teach a group of high school students about the Old Testament. I am trying to help them understand that Heavenly Father has great blessings in store for them if they are faithful. Each month I have the opportunity to visit the homes of other members of the Church and to minister to them. These are my brothers and sisters and their needs and their journey back to Heavenly Father is important to me. In serving others I find my spirit is lifted as well. I hope my grandfather would be proud of me. I'm trying to chose the right.