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Hi I'm Dale

I'm a husband and father of eight, seven sons and one daughter. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are blessed with eight super kids. Our last two are twins, our seventh son and one-and-only daughter. We're also the grateful grandparents of 11 amazing grandkids. As a boy, my life was filled with fun, family, and friends in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. I grew up working beside my parents and siblings in the grocery business where our father taught us important lessons about life from his butcher block. I'll always cherish the memory of those days. High school sports, electric guitars, and fishing trips all came and went before finding myself in Toronto, Canada, as a Mormon missionary. Oh what great lessons I learned from a Mission President that soon would become one of the Lord's modern-day Apostles. My wife and I have owned and operated a few small businesses over the years including a sporting goods store, music store, and a restaurant or two. Now as a representative with a large investment management company, I try my best to live by the motto "be more happy, healthy, and holy."

Why I am a Mormon

It's been said that "religion is more than ritual, it is personal righteousness." As a Mormon, I have the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ available to me. All of the laws, ordinances, and covenants of God's Church are now upon the Earth and will bring us closer to Him and help us develop our personal righteousness. What a glorious time to be alive! As a Mormon, by obeying God's laws, loving my family, and serving my fellowman, I can come closer to Him and find true happiness. As a Mormon, Jesus Christ is the center of my live. I want to follow Him, find joy in this life, and be prepared when He comes again. The scriptures tell us that "eye hath not seen nor ear heard nor has it entered into the hearts of men those things that God has prepared for them that love Him." As a Mormon, I have come closer to God and know that He is a wise, kind, loving Father in Heaven, one that knows us individually and loves all His children.

How I live my faith

Each member of this Church has an important role. Over the years, it's been my privilege to serve with the young and old. Few things compare to cooking biscuits and gravy over an open campfire with the Scouts when there's still a morning chill in the air or sitting down with "grandma and grandpa" with their boxes of pictures and records helping them enter it all in the computer for their family history. This Church is filled with opportunities everywhere to laugh, cry, and learn. I've been called to the hospital many nights to visit the sick, injured, or dying. I've taught lessons for children, teenagers and adults, visited inmates in prison, picked corn, cherries, apples, pulled weeds, painted fences, and all with some of the best people on Earth. My scared privilege each week is to sit with my wife and children in church and together worship our Savior. This Church is truly a marvelous work and wonder. One of my favorite gospel quotes is from a member of our Church, Sister Margaret Nadauld: “The world has enough [men and] women who are tough; we need [men and] women who are tender. There are enough [of us] who are coarse; we need [men and] women who are kind. There are enough [men and] women who are rude; we need [men and] women who are refined. We have enough [men and] women of fame and fortune; we need more [men and] women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.” What would the world be like if we could all develop more of these Christ-like traits? I believe the real secret of life is to learn to follow the influence and guidance of the Holy Ghost. I try to do this each day by scripture study, prayer, obedience, and service. It's not always easy but it's always the the right thing to do and will always bring us closer to God.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

If you get the chance, be sure and go to a temple open house. It's worth every effort to see the beauty and reverent interior for yourself. Peace fills the inside of the temple. The noise of the world is left outside and you can ponder, pray, and learn eternal truths. Sacred, not secret, ordinances are preformed in the temple that can bring us true happiness in this life and eternal life with our loving Heavenly Father. Come to the temple! Show more Show less