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Hi I'm Graham Nelson

I'm a salesman, I like Mountain Dew, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a pretty lucky guy! My wife has liked me enough to put up with me for ten years, my four kids actually think I am pretty cool, and my mom still takes my phone calls. I enjoy spending time with my kids. They teach me new stuff all the time and they show me how to have fun. My wife and I like to run and cycle, and every now and then we talk ourselves into some type of competition to see if the "30's" have caught up to us yet.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon church and attended regularly with faithful parents until I was a teenager. I quit going at one point for a few years because I felt like I was being force fed my parents religion. After getting into a little trouble, and denying myself any happiness, I began to look for answers to "why" I was on this earth. I looked into other religions, and found that many of them had a similar belief as Mormons and similar traditions, but there was always something missing. Then one night when my wife and I had been married for a few months, I decided to read the bible. I don't remember what I was reading about or if I had a specific scripture in mind, but I do remember how I felt. I didn't need to search for a new church or religion, but I needed to seek to know more about my own. As I did my life began to change and has continually changed as I have determined to follow the teachings of Mormonism as closely as I can.

How I live my faith

I love going to church. It recharges my spiritual battery each week after battling day to day life. I am most fond of going to class and meeting people that are new to my church or that are returning after a period of not going to any church at all. The questions and insights that I hear always get me thinking and almost always help me to see things in a different perspective than my own. I also get to go out with the missionaries and talk to people in my neighborhood about my church. I enjoy the opportunity to meet my neighbors and to hear what they believe in, or what faith they are. It helps me to appreciate my neighbors and to understand more who they are and why they do the things they do.