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Hi I'm Paul G

I'm a Mormon and I love the majesty of life!

About Me

I am Father of five, Husband, Rotarian, Optometrist by Trade, Powered Parachute Pilot, Mule breeder and trainer, back-country enthusiast. Helping people see clearly, and observing the miracle of human life brings me great satisfaction as I make a living for my family. Spending time with my family in the great cathedrals of nature where God's whisper is like the roar of a lion lifts my spirit. And participating in church on a weekly basis deepens my love and understanding of the God I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I love knowing the purpose of life! Understanding that God is my Father, and that He gave me the opportunity to come here for this small mortal moment--this short, hazard filled time that we call "life," animates my soul. And knowing that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to pay the debt that I incur while traveling through life fills my heart with unspeakable joy. I know that Christ has the power to heal and repair every wrong, every injury to body and soul that this journey can inflict. I long for the day that I can touch the nail prints in His hands and feet, and give thanks to Him for paying the price for my liberty and for my chance to live on Earth. It is Jesus Christ whom I worship. Creator of the heavens and Earth--and God over all of it. He, who speaks to living prophets today, just as He did to prophets of old, is the Author and Finisher of my faith. He is the Savior of my soul... That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a good father to my five children, and a loving husband to their mother. In every way, I work to prepare them for the realities of life and sacrifice my efforts to give them the proper foundation for provident living. I live my faith by serving my ward family. I teach a Sunday School class each week, and have spent most of my church service working with young men in the Boy Scouts of America program. I live my faith by frequently sharing, in churches and community groups, the unique story of my wife's journey through a brutal communist revolution where she was nearly executed, and where she lost some of her family. I live my faith by participating and serving my community as a leader and volunteer in civic organizations and events.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Paul G
Mormons believe the Bible to be true for many reasons, but one of the most important reasons being the existence of the Book of Mormon. It is the Book of Mormon that separates Christianity from all of the world's other religions by showing that Jesus Christ was more than a local heroic personality that grew into a grand historical figure. As a second witness to the Bible, the Book of Mormon proves the divinity of Jesus Christ and shows that He is the God of the whole Earth, and in so doing, proves the veracity of the Bible. It makes so much sense really... that the Creator of the Earth would care enough about the peoples of the Earth, to manifest himself to the "other sheep" that were beyond the fold of Jerusalem. Together the Bible and the Book of Mormon, united in their testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ, prove that our God is big enough, powerful enough, and perfect enough to trust. And knowing His perfections grows the kind of faith in that saves. Show more Show less