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Hi I'm Duane

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

About Me

I am married for eternity to my wife and we have five children that live all over the world. We have eight 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 familyembers. I enjoy gardening and working on home projects. I recently purchased some unfinished furniture and I have assembled the end tables I am in the process of applying stain to finish the tables. My wife and I serve in the Columbia, SC Temple which is the joy of our lives.

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 are currently serving 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.