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Hi I'm Ted

I grew up in Washington State. As a teenager and searched to find God and found Him and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Ted. I love aircraft and space exploration and am fortunate to work in the aerospace industry. I love living the northwest, yes rain and all and love being in the mountains at all times of the year. In the Summer, with hiking boots and in the winter with ski boots and skis. I speak Australian and American. I try to live my life with purpose, patience and with a sense of humor. I have a beautiful and wonderful wife who is trying desperately to refine me and am a father to four wonderful children are trying very hard to raise me.

Why I am a Mormon

I had been taught to believe in God, but did not know whether He existed or not. As a boy I developed a desire to learn if God was there. I had heard the stories of Jesus from the Bible that has been taught to me, but I didn’t really know if God existed, or if the bible was true. One day LDS missionaries knocked at our door. The missionaries taught her and she soon joined the church. My father and I noticed how she changed for the better and were impressed by that. Later, I took the missionary discussions and enjoyed them, but did not join the church because I did not know if what they taught was true. I began to attend the LDS church with my mom and dad. By the time I was 16 my interest to know whether the God existed or not became more intense. I began contacting and attending many religions. On one occasion, my father, a good LDS friend and I met with a Catholic priest. I remember the conversation being very open and honest. Much of what the priest told us seemed to indicate that the church my mom had joined had the truths in it. Later I worked at a carpentry shop. My LDS boss convinced me to take the missionary discussions one more time. One of the missionaries appeared to me to be certain of the truthfulness of the gospel he was teaching. One night toward the end of my junior year of high school, I read from the Book of Mormon and then prayed to know whether it was true and whether Joseph Smith was God's prophet, and most importantly to know whether God was there. Late that night, or rather early that morning, I got the answer through the Holy Ghost, that the things that I was praying about were true. I was baptized by the friend who had been a great friend for many years and who visited with some of the other religions with me and I was confirmed by the former boss who had invited me to his house to take the discussions. About six months after I was baptized, my father asked me to baptize him.

How I live my faith

My family and I have had many opportunities to serve others. We have learned that serving others brings joy in our lives. My family and I enjoy sharing meals and our time with the homeless. We try to be aware of needs amongst our friends and neighbors so we can help when help is needed. When some of our friends show an interest, we love to share the message that God lives, that He loves us, and that he hears and answers our prayers.