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Hi I'm Angus

I'm a statistical analyst. I'm a composer. I'm a believer in the power of education. I'm a rootbeer connoisseur. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in Arizona. I taught high school math for 4 years. I spent three years studying music in Liverpool, England, and am now working as a freelance composer and songwriter. I delivered my firstborn son while in Liverpool. It was the most intense experience of my life, and I would love to do it again. I am a strong believer in the power of education and a passionate adversary of ignorance about education. I believe that a great many of the world's problems could be overcome through education. Because I believe so much in education, I love to read for the purpose of learning. Biographies and histories are always at the top of my reading list. I love rootbeer, especially trying new brands of rootbeer, and am currently on the hunt for a rootbeer that is as good as, or better than, Virgil's.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a devout Mormon family, but with time, the decision to remain devoted to the faith that has been passed on to me has become my own. I have done my share of questioning and reconsidering. Whenever I have gone to the Lord with my doubts or concerns, He has provided an answer. The answer did not always come immediately, nor in the way I expected it to. But the answer always came. I have had countless personal experiences, and witnessed numerous events in the lives of others that have confirmed the truth of what I have been taught as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I come to know and understand God's plan for me and for all of His children, I am amazed at how just and perfect it is. The more I come to understand my place in that plan, the more grateful I become.

How I live my faith

Currently I have the privilege of serving as the choir director for my congregation. Since music has always been such a central part in my life, I am grateful for the opportunity to use my talents in bringing people closer to Christ through music. It is a truly powerful means of inviting the Spirit of the Lord into our lives. I also recognize how music can also be a very negative force in our lives, and thus I make it a point to focus my efforts on music that uplifts and inspires. As a father I recognize the great responsibility I have to teach my children fundamental principles such as honesty, kindness, and hard work so they can grow to become positive contributors to society. I believe that one of the keys to raising children is loving their mother, and I strive to show my love and respect for her in everything I do. I strive to propagate the principles that I have learned over the years that I feel will bring about a better society. I do this by working to live by those principles in my daily life.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is a vital part of God's plan for us. Without it, we cannot become who God wants us to become. It is through the atonement of Jesus Christ that we are saved from sin and death. While Christ paid the price for us, we are still required to do all we can to become like him, only then can His saving grace become effective in our lives. Show more Show less