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Hi I'm Phil

I grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Western Wyoming. I've an avid fly fisher. I love the outdoors and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Western Wyoming. I'm an avid fly fisherman. I love backpacking, snowboarding, and hanging out with wife and boys. I used surf quite regularly when I was living in San Diego. I used to spend a lot of time skateboarding and longboarding, but as I've gotten older the injuries don't heal so fast, so my skateboarding has become quite limited. My wife and two boys are the greatest, we have a very happy family. We have tons of fun together and enjoy going on outdoor adventures and visiting national parks. Of course, when we are hanging around the house the boys usually end up getting us to play Wii together.

Why I am a Mormon

I have said before that the only way that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not true, is if there is no God. This is because, to me, all the answers to God's plan are found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints doctrine and no where else. I have had many experiences with God in my life where the existence of God and his awareness of me was undeniably evidenced to me. Also, practicallly speaking, living according to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has brought peace, happiness, and a lasting inner joy to my life. It assists me daily in my role as a father and husband. If you have not lived like a mormon, you should give it a test drive, if you don't find inner peace and happiness after six months, well, I guess you can tell me I was wrong. :)

How I live my faith

I talk to God daily, seeking his aid and guidance in my life. After that, I continually try to be patient, kind, generous, just as Jesus Christ lived when he was on the earth. I also volunteer as the leader of our local Webelos Scout den, where I try to influence the boys to become responsible good men as they are about to enter their teenage years.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

When you seek to know the truth about God and his plan you will receive answers and guidance from God. He communicates with us through the Holy Ghost. As we receive guidance and answers from him and then see the results in our life we gain a "testimony" of his truth's and of his reality. Then, just like a person might testify in a court case in front of a jury about facts that they saw or experienced, we are able to testify to others that we know God lives and that he has a plan for us, because we have had experiences with him and experienced living his way. Show more Show less