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Hi I'm Mark Searle

I grew up on farm in a small rural community in Idaho. I'm the second oldest of eleven children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy snowmobiling. I started at a young age and have continued participating in this activity for decades. I am a father of five and a grandfather of eight. We live in a rural area where sunsets are majestic, wide open spaces are plentiful, and mountains are breath-taking. My family is my joy. I work for the government, and am grateful to be employed.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are also members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints (Mormon). As a young man I was taught by them and others the doctrines and beliefs of this religion. Unlike some, I did not question these teachings, but readily accepted them. I have come to have a strong conviction of the truthfulness of the doctrines taught in this church, and I believe it contains the required ordinances necessary for eternal life with our Heavenly Father. It is a source of strength, joy, and direction in a life of choices, confusion, and opportunity. I have never regretted my choice to be a faithful member of this church.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is not always easy. Notwithstanding the tugs and pulls of life, I enjoy participating in Sunday meetings and partaking of the sacrament. I enjoy meeting with neighbors and friends with common goals and interests. I enjoy singing in our church choir. We have actually invited a choir from the community church to participate with our choir in participating in a community talent show. It has strengthened community relations, and even enhanced some of our talents. I currently serve in a church position which allows me to affiliate with many individuals and families. It makes me a stronger and more committed person as I see these many people striving to live their beliefs. I currently have several neighbors who are not involved with this church whom I respect and cherish their friendship.