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Hi I'm Dennis

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Dennis. I have been married for 37 years - 8 children, 11 grandkids so far. Family has been the most important thing in my life. Though it has not always been easy to face the many challenges that come with raising a large family, we have felt very blessed in our efforts to teach our family how to achieve true happiness in these challenging times. I enjoy being in the outdoors, camping and fishing. I love living in this great land of liberty (US) and like to explore places throughout the west. With my wife's encouragement, we also spend a lot of time in our garden and trying to keep our fruit trees alive.

Why I am a Mormon

I know God lives. I also know that He is a wise, heavenly Father who has allowed us to come to this earth in order to gain an physical body and to master the temptations that come with it. Life's experiences are given to us that we may understand the difference between good and evil. As we choose to follow the good, we can become a little more like our Father in heaven. I have experienced the warm, comforting spirit that comes with searching for peace and seeking forgiveness for the poor choices I've made in life. I believe this is possible because Heavenly Father sent his Son, Jesus Christ, as the example to follow. Through his atoning sacrifice, I have a way to be cleansed of my sins, and be worthy enough to return to Father's presence some day. Is this not what every loving father would want for his children? Each individual that comes to this earth is a child of God, and He has a plan, or a "mission", for each one of us. I believe the LDS church is guided by living prophets today. As I read and listen to their words, they give me peace, strength, and guidance to help me with my life's mission.

How I live my faith

When I was about 12 years old, the words and actions of my youth teachers and leaders encouraged me to start to pray more sincerely and to make commitments to read scriptures and participate in service projects. As I began to try these things out in my life, I realized that I was feeling happy and successful more often in my life. I actually wanted to become more like them - my parents and teachers and those friends who belived in the same things! As I grew older, I wanted to be the same type of influence on others as some have been to me. I've always seen the value in giving service in any way which can be of help or comfort to others. I served a 2-year mission for the LDS church in Argentina - very rewarding, but challenging. I have served in many ways when called upon by church leaders throughout my life - working with youth at times and helping to organize service projects. It seems like I've always been involved with the boys scouts in one way or another. Having 6 sons go through the programs has been invaluable. I've served on city civil service commisions. I consider it a duty and privilege to vote and participate in getting good people to govern our community and country