Hi I'm Paul G
I'm a Mormon and I love the majesty of life!
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.
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.
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.