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Hi I'm Billy Moellering

I grew up on our family's land in Fredericksburg, Tx. I have deep roots in the Texas hill country. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a great woman who has helped shape my life in ways that I never expected. We are a blended family of eight. I have three children from a previous marriage, and she has three children from a previous marriage. We are a salt of the earth family. If we can grow it, hunt it, and process it ourselves, that is what we do. We love outdoor activites, and are certainly committed to the every day rigours of having six children. I manage a floor covering operation, and my wife manages everything else. It is a difficult and daunting task to describe who you are in 1500 characters of less. I am certainly one of those individuals where what you see, is what you get. I am very definite in my opinions, but am always willing to see a situation from another point of view. As I proof what I have written, I see something interesting. Family is first for me. My world revolves around those who are closest to me. I am always willing to lend a hand to someone in need. I love the feedoms that we are afforded by living in this great country, and hope that I can help make it a better place for all.

Why I am a Mormon

This is both an easy, and at the same time, very difficult question. I was raised by a father who was Methodist, and a mother who was Roman-Catholic. I was baptised into the Methodist church, took first communion in the Catholic church, and was later confirmed to the Methodist church. What a journey that was for me. I was taught many different doctrines that I found to be contradictory on many occasions. I knew that there was something missing, I just could not put my finger on it. I fell into inactivity, and did not attend any church for a very long time. I got married to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I did not join immediately, because I am as stubborn and hard headed as they come. I was watching a session of general conference at her parents home. Henry B. Eyring came out and when he spoke, it was as if he were speaking directly to me. I had never had any speaker, on any level, move me like he did. I felt as though he had a direct line to my mind and was answering questions that had been there for years. I did not make any move to join at that time, but those words were with me always. My first child was born, and I thought that it was time for her to be baptized. I could see the discontent in my wife's demeanor when i made this request, but she did not fight me. We went to the Methodist church to have the baptism performed. After it was done, there was no big fanfare, or feeling of doing the right or wrong thing. About two weeks later, we went to church with her parents in their ward. That day, my daughter was given a name and a blessing. As I sat there, the gravity of the moment set in. I should have been the person doing that, not my wife's father. We went home that night, and I told my wife to call the missionaries. It was time for me to be baptized into the church, that very same church that I knew I should have been baptized into after hearing Elder Eyring speak , as it seemed,directly to me.

How I live my faith

Each day that I wake up, I am praying to my Father in Heaven. I am giving thanks for everything that I have, asking for guidance in every aspect of my life, and praying for the safety of my loved ones. After joining the church, I was given a crash course in all aspects of the doctrines and principles that govern it. I was called into the youth program, and given a home teaching route. All of this happened while I was still receiving the new member lessons. Let me say this, I felt like I was where I was always supposed to be. As time went on, I received many different calling within the church, each with increasing responsibilities, but each with new opportunities to learn. My family kept growing, and so did my understanding. After being a member for a little more than two years, I was called into the church leadership. I was able to take my understanding of gospel principles and help others who were struggling. In my family life, we realized that with constant and continuing prayers, all of the things that were needed in life were more easily understood. I was able to show my children how to walk in the path of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Every decision made in our home that pertains to our family is brought before the Lord in prayer before being made. I have the opportunity to home teach several families each month. I am able to get a glimpse into the lives of others and take some of their joys, and make them ours. I am able to bring light and life from my own family, to theirs. I was released from my calling in leadership of the congregation and called back into the youth program about a year ago. I am so blessed to be surrounded by these future leaders of both our church and communtiy. I have been given an opportunity to help those young men achieve their full potential, to be so much better than I could have ever hoped to be. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. It makes me who I am.