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Hi I'm Hoppy

I was born in Texas and raised as an army brat, so Ilived in many places growing up. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In 1976, I went to Saudi Arabia to teach electrical engineering in a Saudi university. While I was there, I was baptised in the Persian Gulf as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am now a retired Emeritus Professor, and I have 3 children and 13 grandchildren who are all active in the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

As strangers in a far away land, our family was befriended by the Church members in Saudi Arabia, mostly North Americans and Europeans working there. Their friendships and examples allowed me to overcome my preconcieved notions and accept the Gospel in my life. Their challenge to live a Gospel centered life to learn the joy of our Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation led me to finding a testimony of its truthfulness.

How I live my faith

Since joining the Church, I have has the opportunity to serve in many ways, often in a teaching position. My first assignment was teaching 9 year old children in Sunday School. I later become a leader of a group of men, mainly in their 20's to their 40's. In later years, I worked in the general leadership of local congregations. During that time, I served 3 years as the leader for a Church unit made up of college aged young people. Since my retirement, my wife and I spent two years as volunteer teachers of spiritual classes to a different group of college aged young people. Since then we have continued to teach and work with college aged youth, especially in the area of family history.