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Hi I'm Terry

I was born in Spokane, WA. Met my wife in Southern CA. We married there and moved back to Spokane. We are Mormon's.

About Me

I'm a dad, grandfather and believe it or not I'm a great grandfather. I feel too young to be a GGF. I have eight children, 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family for me is the center of my life. My wife and I will celebrate our 44 1st anniversary in Jan 2015. I've been involved in participating in sports. In my younger days I was involved in playing football, basketball and baseball. In my golden years I enjoy watching selective sporting events on TV, but not all. I enjoy watching my grandchildren develop their athletic abilities through the pee wee leagues and now into high school. A lot of fun. I also enjoy working on family history, and finding out about my ancestors. I have a site on Ancestry. Com. I also enjoy working in the yard and the garden. Living in Spokane a challenge for growing a garden. The season can be short and the winters long. I enjoy watching a good who done it, and some light comedy movies. It's pretty hard now days because most movies are R rated.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Catholic faith. After a year of college I joined the Navy. During the boot camp experience the Navy had a rule that you had to go to Church every Sunday. They didn't care which Church they just required you to go. One Sunday for some reason which I have forgotten I missed the Catholic group as they left for Church. The Platoon leader said pick another group. I picked the Luthern group. The fear I had was that the Catholic Church taught at that time that it was a sin to go to another Church, so I had some trepredation about going with the Lutherns. When the Luthern service ended I did not feel like I was a sinner. This was the start of my questioning the doctrines of the Catholic Church. I did not go to church for about six years. While sun bathing on a Southern CA beach one Saturday I laid my towel fairly close to a nice look lady. During that afternoon I was able to find out that she was a Mormon. The only thing that I knew about the Mormons was that they have a great Choir. Nothing else. This lady and I became friends and we started dating. She introduced me to the Church and shortly thereafter I started to take the missionary discussions. The doctrine made sense to me. Especially in regards to the Trinity. I always had a hard time understanding the Father, Son and HG were one person, especially when the New Testiment says differently, and the Book of Mormon also reinforced that the Father, Son and Holy Ghost were separate beings. I had a concern about infant baptism, and that if a child was not baptized as a infant than a purgatory was were they would end up. Anyway the Mormons taught differntly. I accepted what they were teaching me. As I reflect back some 43 years now that I've been a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. It's been a blessing in my life and can tell you that I have prayed about the truthfullness of this gospel and can share with you that it is true.

How I live my faith

I have had may Church callings in the past 45 years. We believe in the Church that members are called to serve in many positions. We have lay youth leaders, We also support the Boy Scouts of America, Sunday School Teachers, Young Children, and Priesthood leaders. When we use the term called, we mean that a Church leader has been called by our Heavenly Father to serve in their position for a period of time. I have had the opportunity to serve in many different positions. My very first calling in the Church was Scoutmaster. I was scared to death at first, but the Lord blessed me and things were fine. I have spent the majority of my church service in administration callings. I've served as a Bishop, Ward Clerk, Membership Clerk, Ward Executive Secretary.