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Hi I'm Forest

I live in Arizona. I'm a husband and father of 4. I'm a Healthcare Administrator. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Our family has lived in Illinois, California, Oregon, Idaho, and Arizona. No matter where we have lived the Church has always been there with loving members to greet and welcome us. We are fortunate to have so many friends across many states. Wherever you go the Church organization and doctrines are the same. Our family really enjoys the outdoors and being together. We love to take walks, ride bikes, swim, watch movies, ride four wheelers, and many other outdoor activities. Some of my personal hobbies include designing and building things from homes to gadgets, any form of four wheeling, running, water sports, and attempting to play golf. I'm blessed with an awesome wife and best friend. She constantly amazes me with all her many talents.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to have great parents that were already members of the church. They lived the gospel of Jesus Christ and taught our family his teachings by example and countless hours of instruction. My father an only child converted from Catholicism in his early 20's after returning from service in the Vietnam War. None of his family were members of the church. He heard the message of the gospel and was touched by the spirit and made the decision baptized. Before baptism he gave up smoking and drinking. Since the date of his baptism he has never looked back and has been a true follower of Jesus Christ. On my Mother's side we are blessed with a pioneer heritage that extends back to the early days of the church. Our Welch ancestors heard the message of the gospel and converted circa 1850's. My Mother's family heritage passed the gospel to her through many generations of faithful saints. She is a faithful person with her on personal testimony of the Savior. That is my family’s history in the church but each person must develop their own faith in the gospel. I remember going to church as a child learning the gospel and its principles. In my teen years I continued to grow and learn more for myself about the message of the gospel through study and prayer. The gospel message seemed familiar to me. As if it was being brought back to my memory rather then just learning about a new topic. Throughout my teen years I had many personal experiences where I felt the love of the Savior and the Holy Ghost testify to me the truth of things I was learning and studying. There was no singular moment in my conversion just simple whispering of truth. Now as an adult I continue to strengthen my faith through study and prayer. I'm grateful for those early years in my life, as they have created a foundation of truth upon which my own little family stands. The truths of the gospel help me to guide my own family and help them find their own faith and hope in Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Living what you believe is key to being a follower of Jesus Christ. Spirituality is developed through study and pray which leads to doing and serving others as the Savior would. The way we live our life and treat others is a true measure of how we are living our faith.