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Hi I'm Paul Miller

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm a self-employed IT consultant. I love ice hockey, surfing and classic cars. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being a native of Arizona, it would seem odd that my favorite hobbies are ice hockey and surfing. However, growing up in the heat requires an occasional escape from the heat. Growing up, my family escaped the heat by spending summers in San Diego, CA. Thus my interest and love of surfing was developed. My interest in ice hockey was first realized when my older sister started dating a hockey player. As a teenager, he encouraged me to buy a pair of ice skates and the rest is history. I've been playing ice hockey ever since. This has now extended to my family. My 14 year old son is a talented hockey player. Speaking of my son, I'm married and have 2 great kids. My son is 14 and my daughter is 12. I've been married to my wife for nearly 20 years!

Why I am a Mormon

Being born into the LDS church does not necessarily mean that your belief of the Gospel is part of your DNA. In fact, I did not fully realize the impact of the Gospel on my life until I decided as a 19 year old to serve a church mission. Until my mission, my testimony of the Gospel could easily be described as borrowed. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time during the first 2 weeks of my mission. In fact I read it twice within the span of 2 months. Having the desire to know of it's truthfullness, I prayed to know if my life was on it's proper course. The answer didn't come until I had the opportunity to serve others on my mission. Within the first months of my mission I had many confirmations of it's truthfullness through teaching and serving others the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 20 years later, and through many ups and downs, the Gospel has been an integral part of me and my family's happiness. I'm not rich, but every day I live by the Gospel's teachings, I feel rich!

How I live my faith

Since my kids are entering adolescence, I spend much of my time with the youth of the church. I suppose it is my effort to continue to feel young at heart! Raising a strong family with values that also was taught as a youth is critical to me.