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Hi I'm Dennis

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the United States Navy and I have been in for a little more than 19 years. I am a husband and a father of 5, 3 girls (20, 15, 13) and 2 boys (11, 3 months). I am a part time college student working to earn my Bachelor's Degree In Human Resources. I enjoy spending time with my family, playing and officiating basketball, running, hunting, and fishing.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife and I are both converts to the church. We were married in 2000 and in 2001 became members of the church. Our story is very uplifting to me everytime i tell it. I was away in the Navy on a ship and my wife was pregnant with our now 10 year old daughter. While in the womb, our daughter had developed cysts on here lung, causing complications. These cysts were slowly filling up with fluid and gradually closing off the baby's esophagus. Due to this emergency, I was called back from my deployment with the Navy to be with my wife. The doctor was planning to perform a procedure wich involved using a very long needle to go in the womb and into the baby's lung to drain the fluid in these cysts. On the day of the procedure, the baby had flipped over onto her stomach in the womb and the doctor was unable to perform the procedure. So, instead, the doctore monitored in very closely every few days. while this was going on, my wife's sister and active member of the church sent some latter day saint missionaries over to give my wife a blessing that everything would be ok. They brought a tremendous spirit of the lord into our home that I will never forget. We begain to take the discussions from these great missionaries and, through our faithfullness, were baptised. What a great day! Shortly after, our daughter was born. Immediately after birth, the baby was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit. She had surgery to remove a large portion of the lung that was overtaken by these cysts. She spent a few more days in the hospital and was released. She made a full recovery and is doing great! My wife were so blessed to have the peace that our heavenly father brought us at that time.

How I live my faith

Each day, I live my faith by serving others. Since becoming a member of the church, I have served the lord in a variety of ways. I have taught youth from the age of toddlers all the way to 11 and 12 year olds. I have served as a scout leader and I currently serve with the bishop (or leader) of our church. I also mentor a young man by giving him a positive role model through the Teammates mentoring program where I live. I do all that I can to serve my family by being there for them when they need me, to uplift and strengthen them, and to do everything I can to provide for them. I have the constant companionship of my father in heaven to guide me along the way.

What is faith?

Dennis
Faith is having a belief in something that is not seen or beleiving in something without having to know all of the details about it. This faith was a big key to my conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I knew this church was true and still do with all of my heart to this day. I had to have and I still do have faith that everything about it is true. I didn't need to know all of the details about the church before I decided to become a member. I had the feeling (the holy spirit) that it was true and it felt so good to be baptised. Show more Show less