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Hi I'm Mark

I grew up in south Florida. I live in Acworth, GA. I'm happily married and father of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in southern Florida, but currently live in Georgia. I studied Computer Science in college and am currently working as a Director of Technology Services for a software company. I love all sports. I enjoy playing racquetball 2-4 times a week a local gym with my father and brother. I love baseball, especially my favorite team, the Atlanta Braves! An enjoyable end to a long day is always an opportunity to catch part of a Braves game during the summer. I am a husband and father of four wonderful children. I love spending time with them. I especially love spending time at the pool with my family. I love music and love to sing and play the piano. I enjoy mental challenges in sports, word puzzles and the excitement of solving problems in my work. The accomplishment of having solved and issue, or created something elegant and efficient for a customer, is something that I love about my job.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that were members of the church. My parents both held various leadership positions in the church while I was young. Many thought that this put pressure on me, however, my parents were very good at teach us good values and stressing the importance of agency. I believe that agency is a key part of God's plan for us. He sent us here to earth to grow to be come like Him. I am grateful that my parents instilled that understanding of using my agency wisely. They also taught me that I needed to find out on my own if the things that we were taught at church were true. There came a time when I needed to make a choice for myself. I was able to follow the instruction of Moroni from the Book of Mormon and ask God for myself in prayer if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true and if the Book of Mormon was true. I felt the Holy Ghost confirm these things as true. How grateful I am for that understanding. That understanding has led me to have faith in God and trust in His plan for me. I truly believe that my faith and obedience to God's plan has led me to many great blessings in my life, including meaningful employment that supports my family and allows my wife to be a stay at home mother, a beautiful wife and children that bring me great joy and always keep my life interesting and full. I look forward to the possibility that my family relationship can be meaningful in this life and the next. I believe in the healing power of the atonement of Jesus Christ that allows for me to be forgiven of my weakness and sin as I humble myself and repent. This is what makes all things possible in God's plan for us.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by the way that I live each day. I try to act in a way that is appropriate for a follower of Jesus Christ. I love serving others. I currently have the opportunity to serve in a leadership position in the church. This allows me to associate myself with many members of the church, including the youth. I love the opportunity to have fun be around the youth, but also to be able to teach and help them to learn the truth. When I get the opportunity to speak with others about what I believe, I try to give an honest and appropriate answer. I hope that they way that I live my life shows others the joy that I find in the Gospel of Jesus Christ found at His true church.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

This is one of the greatest blessings of the Gospel. We do not ask you to believe my words, or those of anyone else and take that on faith. What we believe is that God has given each of us the opportunity to have personal guidance from the Holy Ghost. If you want to know that Mormonism is true, you can read the Book of Mormon, and as the invitation of that book in Moroni teaches, you can pray to your Heavenly Father and ask him yourself about the truthfulness of it. If you ponder and study it and ask with true intent, you can receive your own answer by the influence of the Holy Ghost. Even though I grew up as a member of the church, I don't feel that I was ever truly converted until I took these steps and received my own witness as a teenage boy. Show more Show less