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Hi I'm Greg Piontek

I'm a Mormon. I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and continue to live here.

About Me

I own my own business. I love to turkey hunt. I play golf occasionally. I enjoy all types of music. I am a father of two daughters. I started working full time right after high school, but have gone back and taken college classes that would help me prepare to run my own business.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife has been a member of the church her whole life, I grew up in the Catholic Church. We were married 12 years before I joined the church. I guess the thing that I realized was that while she and our daughters were going off to church and I was sitting at home, I realized there has to be more. During the years of our marriage, I had learned about the church and realized the truths that were being taught. I always felt that the things I was learning were true, but I wasn't worthy or deserving of the blessings that come with living the gospel. The more I learned, the more I realized I needed to make changes in my life. The day came that the missionaries challenged me to be baptized, and after a very long pause, I knew what I had to do. I accepted the challenge to be baptized but still needed to make changes. I was addicted to chewing tobacco and had never been able to quit on my own. I asked the missionaries for help and they stated simply, "Throw away the tobacco and when the urge comes, ask Heavenly Father for help". I took their advice and for the first two days, I prayed alot for help. Heavenly Father lifted my burden and I haven't had a desire to touch tobacco since. That was my starting testimony of the power of prayer. I've now been a member for 13 years and my testimony has grown stronger every day. Heavenly Father brought my wife in to my life for a reason. He knows me personally. Jesus Christ is my older brother and he made the ultimate sacrafice for me, so I could return home to my Father. The gospel has been restored to its fullest, and I continue to learn and grow. We have a prophet on earth today who leads and guides us. While its not always easy to stay on the path back to Heavenly Father, its truly worth it. The opportunities that God has given me to grow closer to Him is uncountable. I can't imagine life with out the gospel. True joy and peace come from it and nothing else.

How I live my faith

When I joined the church, I was taught early that the Lord would provide the way to serve in His church, if I was faithful. I committed at that time to serve in my callings and to do the best I could. Over the years, I have served in several callings. From Venturing Leader, to Elders Quorum, to counselor for the bishop and today and for the last five years, have served as the Bishop for our ward. The two most important areas of this calling have been leading the youth of the ward and leading the efforts to share the gospel. I have always been so impressed with the youth of the church because of the standards that they live their life by and for the examples they set for their friends outside of our faith. I've also been very impressed with the fact that the church relies on so many young men and women to exercise their faith and serve missions throughout the world. They rely on the Holy Ghost to direct them, inspire them, and to lead them in teaching the gospel to those seeking the truth and light. Home teaching has always been important to me. We are assigned families to care for and watch over as priesthood holders. To build a trust, one must form a relationship with his families that he has responsibliity for and be there for them. Before I converted to the church, we had a home teacher who faithfully served our family and taught me early on what it meant to be a true faithful home teacher.