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Hi I'm John

I have a wife and 4 great children. I love biking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have four wonderful children. I love spending time with them and helping them to develop their talents. I also enjoy helping them with their math homework because they still haven't gotten to the point where it's too hard for me, but I know that day is coming. In my free time, I love biking. I consider myself a mountain biker, even though I do more road riding than mountain biking (it's actually been several years since I've been off-road). I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree. A few years later, I got an MBA and currently work in the software development field for a major government contractor.

Why I am a Mormon

"Why I'm a Mormon?" Perhaps a better question would be, "Why do I keep being a Mormon?" I am a Mormon because my parents were Mormon and brought me up that way. I keep being a Mormon because I have prayed and have found out through personal experience that the Mormon Church is THE true church. The Church's teachings have brought me closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ, and has helped me to develop a personal relationship with Him. One of my biggest goals is to help my children see and understand the importance of being good people and taking life seriously. There is a purpose to life and I want them to see what that is. The Mormon Church helps me to accomplish my goals. Through the programs that are aimed at the youth and children, they learn to be good people, to serve others, and to be involved in good causes. I try to provide as many spiritual experiences as I can for my children, and the Church definitely helps me with that. I want to do what my Heavenly Father wants me to do. The Church not only teaches what will help me to return to Him some day, but it also teaches me how to live my life so that I will be happy. The teachings give me a sense of worth and direction.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do what my Heavenly Father wants me to do. Whether I'm at church, work, or anywhere else, I try to be the same person. I try to be honest and upright in all I do. I realize I can't be great at church and bad at work. I currently help out at church by keeping things organized for the bishop (the leader of individual Mormon congregations). I am his secretary. I keep his schedule and attend many of his meetings with him so that I can keep him organized. I keep track of the behind-the-scenes, administrative things so that he can focus more on helping others spiritually. It's my small way of contributing and helping out the congregation. One of the biggest motivators for me to live my faith is my children. I hope that they will look back and remember me as a faithful person who tried his best to help them become great people. Them seeing me live my faith is important to me because I know that my actions speak louder than my words.