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Hi I'm John

I grew up in Utah. I have studied in New York and California, and worked for many years in Japan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to an amazing woman and we are the proud parents of three children. Watching them learn and grow is an amazing experience. Life is hectic at times, but well worth the challenges. I have started several small businesses and experienced the roller-coaster ride of entrepreneurship. I never know exactly what will come next, but I'm committed to working hard and doing my best.

Why I am a Mormon

I have learned that happiness and peace is available to all of us when we seek Jesus Christ and keep his commandments. I remember years ago, when my dad told me that I could be truly happy if I lived right--if I kept God's commandments. That seemed so simple--too simple really, because life's entanglements are so complicated. Actually, his advice was 100% correct! Again and again, I have seen friends and relatives stumble and make mistakes, as we all do. When all seems lost, when there is an emptiness, and pain, and hopelessness...... I must say this: There is a way back! God is our Father in heaven. He is your Father and mine. He hears our prayers and sends us help and comfort. Even when we have feelings of helplessness and despair, He is there, He is waiting to help us. If you kneel down, and ask for his help, asking in faith, expecting Him to hear you, I promise you that He will hear and answer your prayers. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His true church on the earth today. By striving to follow Jesus Christ, to live his gospel, my famiy can find inner-peace and strength and all of the support we need in a very turbulent world.

How I live my faith

My wife, children, and I do what we can to serve others in our community. I lead four scouting units ( Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, and Venture Scouts) from ages 8 to 18. Hiking and camping with boys, young men, and their fathers is a lot of fun, as is teaching the responsibiilites we have to become good citizens. I currently serve as a Bishop's Counselor, assisting my Bishop with his duties serving a congregation of about 400 church members.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

We can be together as families, forever. This is why we have great interest in family history. I can live in happiness with my wife and children in the next life. I miss my grandparents so much. I can hardly wait to hug them, to laugh with them, and to live with them again, We can be together in the beautiful place where our Heavenly Father lives, free of the pain, sin, and challenges of this world. This is eternal life. Show more Show less