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Hi I'm Wade

I love my family, my church service, & my work. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a 47 year old husband & father with the best wife in the world, 3 sons, 1 daughter, & a dog. I met my wife 23 years ago at a church dance and can say without equivocation that winning her over was by far the greatest achievement of my life. She’s my best friend, my partner, my confidante, my strength, & my motivation. I can’t imagine life without her, & did I mention that she’s absolutely gorgeous. I’m in the child rearing phase of my life & absolutely loving it. I relish spending time with my family; we enjoy watching movies, playing tennis, jumping on our trampoline, going to amusement parks, shooting guns, attending car races, supporting one another in extracurricular activities, family reunions, traveling, and staying in fun hotels. I enjoy good food which I wear way too much of, & I also enjoy spending time with family, friends, and business associates. I’ve been very fortunate over the years to be able to pursue a career in motorsports, which has been a passion of mine since childhood. I have a small business that manufactures motion & fluid control products for the racing industry. My wife claims that I play all day long & I really can’t argue, making race parts all day is great fun. I am very involved in my church & find a tremendous amount of satisfaction in serving the members of our congregation. I feel privileged to have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ & look forward to building upon it through the end of my days. I love my family & I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

As an only child for many of my formidable years, I grew up predominantly around adults, who helped me to gain some mature perspectives. I saw consequences of choices made with the influence of sound gospel principles & consequences of those made according to conventional wisdom, selfishness, & trust in personal strength. As I observed those around me & participated in school & church activities, I began to see patterns develop in the lives of those I looked up to. I began to experiment with the principles & values that I learned at home & at church. I started to develop my own testimony of the validity those principles as I actually implemented, lived in accordance with, & prayed for confirmation of what I had learned. My individual conversion has been a wonderful & inspiring accumulation of personal knowledge, experience, & inspiration that has reinforced my core values through the undeniable witness of the Spirit of God. For example; when I first saw my sweet wife, I had an overwhelming impression that she was an extremely special young lady. As I grew to know her better, those thoughts & feelings were magnified with tremendous clarity & confidence. I then took my thoughts & experiences in getting to know her to my Heavenly Father in prayer, which brought further clarity, confidence, & a reassurance that I needed to do all in my power to persuade her to consider me as her companion. I am exceptionally fortunate that she went through a similar process, & eventually chose me also. I know that our Father in Heaven lives, & that he hears and answers our prayers. I am thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ, for the great sacrifice that he made on our behalf, for the perfect example of life that he set for us, & for providing the gateway to eternal salvation. I am a Mormon because I have learned through knowledge, experience, & prayer, that the principles & ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ as contained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are true.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I attempt to live my faith is through service to my fellowman. I serve my community through efforts such as food drives, cleanup projects for local parks, schools, & neighborhoods. I do yard work & various home repairs for those in need. We’ve donated financial resources, labor & supplies to local hospitals and schools, along with local, national, & international disaster relief efforts. I find that when I engage in the service of others, I tend to forget about myself for a time, which is very therapeutic. It’s much easier for me to recognize my own blessings as I help others work through challenges in their lives. It seems that each time I begin to feel sorrow for myself because of difficult circumstances, Heavenly Father provides me with an opportunity help someone who is suffering as much or more than I & enduring it better. I appreciate their examples of courage and endurance, and hope to become a better example and a greater source of strength to them. I spend a considerable amount time serving the members of my church congregation also. Each adult member is teamed up with another & given the responsibility to care for several families in their congregation. We visit each family at least monthly & help them with any needs that may arise. Our church relies upon a volunteer ministry, so everyone is given other opportunities serve in one capacity or another. I’ve been blessed to serve as an instructor for various age groups, as an advisor to youth & adults, as an organization leader, & I currently serve as the bishop of our congregation. Each service opportunity I’ve been given has taught me different lessons in life, and has helped me to better understand my Heavenly Father, my fellow men, & myself. I also endeavor to participate regularly in what I call essential habits for living which include prayer, scripture study, & church worship. I attempt to govern myself by the golden rule, & hope to leave a legacy of integrity, & Christ like service.