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Hi I'm Greg

I have a beautiful wife, 5 children, I make video games for a living and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 5 children, live in the Seattle area and work for a large software company. I love to play games, especially with my children. I make breakfast for my family every morning so that I can spend time with my children. I work long hours but I make it a priority to spend time with them. We read the scriptures together every morning at breakfast and every night right before bed. Every Sunday I cook dinner, usually roast beef. I wear an apron and do as much from scratch as possible. This brings me closer to my family especially when they help cook. It relieves my wife, who usually makes dinner and gives her time to enjoy other things. I participate in Boy Scouts and feel it's a great way to be involved with youth and give back to the community. I look forward to helping my children be Scouts so that they learn about helping others and be independent and self reliant.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the more I live my faith, the easier my life has become. Trials and bad things still happen, of course, but my ability to deal with problems, challenges, ambiguity and the harsh realities of life increases as I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I've lived without the Gospel and the difference is stark. I know that families are forever. I know that living the Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me get closer to my family. I want to do all I can to take care of my family, to make my children proud of me and to live in ways that will keep them safe, healthy and prepared to take care of others. As a missionary I saw poverty, sin, extravagence, pride and self fulfilment. I saw what that did to individuals and the community. I saw people making choices that were only about making themselves feel better in the short term. I also saw hope, faith, charity and selflessness. The differences were stark and the consequences for decisions were plain. It was clear to me which choices I wanted to make in my future. Also on my mission I experienced many personal miracles. As I helped others and studied the scriptures, I ended up in fanastic, faith building experiences that I couldn't have had doing anything else. I witnessed people from all walks of life change their lives. It was the best thing I ever did. My life changed in ways I never imagined. I grew up and experienced for myself the happiness that comes from living the gospel and overcoming fear, self doubt and selfishness. I get to learn from living Prophets and Apostles directions for my life. Along with the scriptures I find answers to difficult life questions through them. This makes me happy and removes cloudiness and ambiguity. I love that because of the scriptures and the words of the Prophets and Apostles, I have answers to my childrens difficult questions about life, death, consequences and eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping organize activities for the youth. I also keep track of church finances and help appropriate funds, goods and services to the needy. I especially enjoy cleaning our local meetinghouse. It makes me feel good to work with my hands and do something that effects the lives of so many others. I love the feeling of comraderie with the rest of the families that are also volunteering. I help a few families by teaching them the gospel and helping them wherever is necessary. I enjoy helping families move. Moving is so such a stressful time it makes me feel good to be able to take away some of that stress from others. It humbles me to see others in needy situations and knowing that I can help them. It fills my soul in ways no entertainment can. It makes me happy in a way no entertainment can. I try to teach my family by example, by making my children proud of me. As we read scriptures together I explain them to my children and relate them to our lives. This helps me as much as it helps them.