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Hi I'm Achim

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a native to beautiful Austria, living in the countryside, just outside a major Austrian town, Linz. I enjoy spending time with my family and my church community and working on our home. I treasure the few opportunities I have, to be in the outdoors. I thoroughly enjoy swimming, hiking, cycling, driving, motorbike riding, reading, teaching, serving, sleeping, working, listening to music, running, walking, eating, tasting different soft drinks and fruit drinks, movies, playing, researching and everything else legal that one can do. This is also constitutes my main challenge in life: To find time to do it all. One of our purposes in life is to have joy and that certainly is a choice I have taken. A large contribution to that is my wife and two children. I served a mission for the LDS church in England, after finishing a technical college in mechanical engineering. There I learned that I love teaching. So I became an elementary school teacher, taught also youth and student nurses part time and studied the subject of "Education". Now I actually work for the church in our religious education program, called "Seminaries and Institutes of Religion"

Why I am a Mormon

I am thankful for my parents, who raised me with good christian principles in the LDS church. My faith was strenghtened throughout my youth and in a sense completed through many answers and confirmations I received through the Holy Spirit and by experience before, during and after my mission. I chose to be an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterd-day Saints, as part of my commitment to follow my Saviour Jesus Christ. I experienced that adherence to the principles that the Church teaches blessed my live and that of my family. I enjoy rich relationships with friends and aquaintances in- and outside church, partly because I believe, that we are all children of loving Heavenly Parents. I draw strength from the Holy Scriptures, particularly from the Book of Mormon, that teaches Jesus Christ. I also am thankful for the opportunities the church provides to serve others in a meaningful way.

How I live my faith

Since my youth I have enjoyed serving voluntarily in the church by organizing activities, visiting with the elderly and infirm, teaching youth and children. Currently my service also includes regular visits with wards and ward leaders as well as talking to local congregations in Upper Austria, Salzburg and Tyrol.

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