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Hi I'm Gene

I served a mission for 2 years, I served in the US Air Force for 30 years, I served in the Boy Scouts for 50 years! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a contributing citizen to each community that I lived in. Being a member of the Air Force enabled me and my family to travel and live in various communities throughout the world. Each member of my family has participated in international service projects. I am married, have eight children, and 11 grandchildren. I have a master degree in business (MBA). I enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, bikeing, sports, reading, family reunions, and family activities. I like learning and have a great desire to get a doctorate degree in a leadership field. I like spending time with friends and associates. I love spending time with my wife and children. I want to help people that are in need of guidance to gain a greater grasp on life's challenges. To help them overcome life's pitfalls; to improve their skill, education, or experience, to improve their work ethics. Maybe even to help them improve their family relation skills. All of this to help them have a more loving relationship at home and a happy journey while here on earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in a Latter-Day Saint family. I determined at an early age I wanted to be like Christ. I set my goal to be a missionary. I could teach the gospel to those who wanted to be like me--to live a Christ like life, to be obedient to the words of our Father in Heaven, to serve God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. My belief in Christ, referred to as a testimony, did not come easy. The friends in my neighborhood were good Christian people but did not share my ideals and goals. Just being a "good neighbor" was good enough for them. I learned to believe in Christ one step at a time, even as the scriptures say about Jesus Christ when He was a youth, that he grew "from grace to grace." I first learned that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. He will answer them through friends, and as needed, He will answer them to you directly. He will lead you "from grace to grace" if needed. He is there for us. After I learned Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers I learned He rewards us with blessings when we are obedient to His commandments. I have so many incidents of Heavenly Father being there for me in times of trouble, financial shortages, education needs, my friends in trouble, severe health failures, life-long committments in employment and marriage. All things too great for me but nothing is too hard for the Lord! The next thing I learned was Heavenly Father blesses us unconditionally. We don't even have to do anything and He will give us blessings. Just like the ressurection, it is a free gift to all mankind through the ressurection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. All people will rise again in a perfect body and not even a hair of the head will be lost. I also learned that through the atonement of Jesus Christ all mankind will have the opprotunity to learn of Christ's teachings and accept or reject the atonement. This information or testimony I have of Jesus Christ is reinforced through my daily activities. I choose to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I begin each day with a prayer. I invite the Lord to watch over me, to protect me through the day, to help me make good choices. I am thankful all day long for His blessings. I have enjoyed being involved in youth programs all of my life. I have worked with the youth in individual activities. I have instructed them as the individual and taught them hands on activities like firebuilding, swimming, or cycling. I have been involved at the local level and directed camporees, baseball tournaments, community service projects, adult leader training. I have been invovled at the international level and directed summer camps involving over 200 youth from five different countries. I keep a watchful eye on friends, family, neighbors, and youth. If there is a need such as painting, home repairs, transportation, friendshipping, fellowshipping, counselling, or just being there for them I try to be first on the list to provide support. I most especially love my family. I love it when we are together. I love my grandchildren and love to hear their voices on the phone. I look forward to each visit to watch, laugh, and play with them. There is so much need for assistance to help people and their organizations. It is overwhelming. If each of us would do only a small part--we could overcome. We could, in fact, help the lame to walk. Remember, the Savior said, "...greater works than ye see me do ye shall do...(paraphrased)". I try to strengtheren my fellow being at each opprotunity, whether by some small act of kindness or a bit of advice. The Savior said, "When thou art converted strengthen thy brethren." and "When you are in the service of your fellow being you are only in the service of your God." Then, at the end of the day, my family kneels in prayer and gives thanks for the blessings of the day an ask for the blessings of the Lord to be over us.