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Hi I'm Walt

I grew up in Indiana (except for 2 years in Canada). I teach mathematics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a typical Protestant family. We never went to church as a group, but I went to Sunday School and worship services with my friends. I am not married and do not have any children. I love to take short trips and to attend single adult activities. I graduated with a degree in mathematics and physics. It is fun for me to work with and calculate numbers without using a calculator. My church family is very important to me. I like to attend high school athletic activities. I once ran cross-country (a long time ago!!).

Why I am a Mormon

My parents died when I was in my late teens, so I had a lot of freedom and independence. In high school, one of my closest friends joined the church. During one of the summers as I attended college, my friend invited me to travel with him and his fiancee to Utah as a chaperone. They were getting married in a temple. I wasn't present at the wedding, but I did receive a Book of Mormon and met many nice people. Years later, missionaries came to my door and taught me the doctrine of the church. At the conclusion of their first visit, they asked me to pray to Heavenly Father to know if what they had taught was true. I did pray, and I felt something that I had never felt before. I knew the God lives and that he loves me. I was soon baptized and have now been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints for more than 33 years. My church family is extremely important to me!!

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday. I currently serve as the executive secretary within the Branch Presidency. The church gives us an opportunity to serve one another and our community in important ways. I was able to serve as a full-time missionary in Canada for two years. I know that when I live my faith, I am blessed. When we serve each other, we strengthen our personal testimonies and help others to see the love of the Savior. this past summer, I helped along with other church members to help clean up a cemetery. I also enjoy doing family history research. This helps me to understand who I am.

What do Mormons believe about family?

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