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Hi I'm Wayne

I grew up in the United States and have lived and worked in other countries, including Russia. I'm a businessman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a businessman and focus my efforts on applying online marketing methods to various business opportunities. I grew up in Utah but have lived in various places both inside and outside the United States, including in Moscow, Russia. I speak Russian and Spanish and enjoy traveling and learning other languages and cultures. My wife and I raised four children, all of whom have children of their own now. My wife passed away a number of years ago from cancer. These days I love traveling to be with my children and grandchildren, and pursuing my business endeavors. I served a mission in Ohio and West Virginia and I graduated from college having studied Eastern European and Near Eastern cultures, with an emphasis in Russia. I later studied business in graduate school. I maintain friendships and business relationships with people in Russia, and support a number of non-profit organizations that support single mothers and orphans in Russia and the CIS countires.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because all of the things that go into being a Mormon are the things that sustain an individual and a family in what can sometimes be very challenging circumstances. No matter how much turmoil there is in the world; no matter what trials and challenges of life I have had to face, my membership in the Church, and all that goes with it, has sustained me and my family. Growing up I remember my mother telling me that the only thing that sustained her when an airplane crash took the life of my biological father when my mother was six months pregnant with me was her membership in the Church. After Mom remarried the man who became my father, I saw his life transformed after he joined the Church. He was raised in a logging camp and was a young teenage sailor in the Pacific during World War II. He became a respected family man, church member and businessman, all of which he attributed to his becoming a Mormon. There is something amazing and very unique about becoming a Mormon. Coming to know that God is your Heavenly Father and He answers your prayers, and knowing that Jesus Christ really is your Savior, and coming to know that The Book of Mormon is true and incredibly beneficial, and that living prophets have really given to us during our time for a very special reason, and the Church has been provided as a refuge from the world for individuals and families to be able to live in a culture of peace and dignity and happiness, all combines as reasons why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

For me, living my faith is trying to help others and be a light to others as Christ would – whether that is in my family, in the community, or at work. Recently, the Church has asked me to teach English to people in the community who are not of my faith, but want to learn the English language to help with employment opportunities. I am thoroughly enjoying that experience. In addition, I feel like I am living my faith by supporting very worthy non-profit organizations who are reaching out to help single mothers and orphans in underserved places in the world. Over the years, I have had many assignments in the Church to serve with young people, missionaries, and adults, assisting with both spiritual and temporal needs. Because the Church is so well organized, it is a wonderful mechanism to provide service to others, which can result in a very rich and happy life.