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Hi I'm Duane

I'm a Mormon. I was raised in Abingdon, VA and attended church in Bristol, VA. When I married I moved to Kingsport,TN.

About Me

I graduated from Va Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering. I worked for 43 years for Eastman Chemical Company and retired as a Project Manager. I was married for eternity to my wife in the Salt Lake Temple and we have five children that live all over the country. We have thirteen grandchildren. We enjoy spending time with our children and grandchildren but that doesn't happen very often due to the distance between us. We do enjoy using Skype to talk with our family members. I enjoy gardening and working on home projects. Since we have been called to serve as full time missionaries I did not plant a garden for the first time in 44 years. My wife and I are looking forward to serve in the Colorado Ft Collins Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a life long member of the Church and have always been actively involved with the Church where ever I have lived. I have learned that each person must gain their own testimony of gospel principles by keeping the commandments to the best of their ability. A testimony grows over time and by keeping a commandment faithfully the Holy Spirit will confirm the truth of that commandment and a life is blessed with knowledge of eternal nature. God desires that all of his children keep the commandments so they we can all enjoy the blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ is my Savior and I owe such a debt of gratitude to Him for his sacrifice for me and I am striving to repay this debt by living the commandments that He has given to all of us on the earth.

How I live my faith

I life my faith by keeping the commandments that the Savior has given to all men. I strive to be faithful to the commandments and show my faith in Jesus Christ by being obedient to the commandments. I am striving to do my best to live every day to do the things that Christ has asked of all of us. My wife and I have served in the Columbia SC Temple. We have had so many faith promoting experiences by being in the temple often and seeing how peoples lives are touched by coming to the temple. We are active in the Kingsport Ward and enjoy being involved in every aspect of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.