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Hi I'm Ted

I'm a grad student at Colorado State University, a father of four, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of four young children and a grad student at Colorado State University in Computer Information Systems. Most of my free time is spent chasing a kid or catching up on homework; however when I have a free moment I love mountain biking and road biking. I have a strong academic interest in business intelligence and predictive analytics.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Methodist church, my father was a Methodist minister and my family lived in various towns throughout Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. My father encouraged us to study other religions, frequently having us attend Jewish Synagogues, Buddist temples, and Catholic mass. Consequently I have no problems speaking with others about their religions or religious beliefs. In 1995 I was challenged to read the Book of Mormon by a couple of missionaries that were knocking doors in the small town of North Platte Nebraska. The missionaries met with me and explained that the Book of Mormon is an ancient record of people who had left Jerusalem and came to the Americas. The missionaries also explained the book was a second witness of Jesus Christ, and testimonies of his appearance among these people. When these young men explained the book it seemed to me that any individual who believes in Christ should at least find out if what the Book of Mormon claims is true, right? So I read the Book of Mormon, with an open heart, open mind, and seeking wisdom about the nature of the Savior and Heavenly Father's eternal plan. Three weeks later I was baptized, then I served my mission in 1997 in Fresno California. I know the Book of Mormon is true and it's a second witness of the savior. I know if you will read it with a pure heart and desire to know more about the nature of Heavenly Father you can.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly and have great opportunities to visit wonderful families within my church. Occassionally I'm asked to substitute teach the young children in the church when I'm not chasing after one of my own kids.