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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of a wonderful adolescent son, and dad to a young woman who will be soon be sealed for time and eternity to a wonderful young man she met while attending college in Utah. I work for an industrial electrical contractor, and have held various positions from apprentice electrician to my current management position. I have been employed at the same company for over 25 years, have traveled the States extensively, and have seen a lot of different lifestyles and areas of our beautiful country. Prior to working in the electrical field, I served as a musician in a U.S. Army band after graduating from high school. I enjoy working on things, fixing up the house, gardening, playing with my son, and singing in the choir. I have enjoyed the various callings I've had in the Church, and the satisfaction I get when when I help others.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church nine years ago after marrying a women I had met that was a member. The Bishop of our Ward married us in our back yard, and soon after I started learning about the Church from the missionaries and other local members. The spirit I felt spurned me to quickly finish the lessons and be baptized a member. Although there are many hours spent with meetings, callings, and running the kids to youth program events, the opportunity to serve others gives me the satisfaction that I could not get anywhere else. Doing for others, unselfishly, makes me feel good. In addition, it helps me learn and grow spiritually, especially when in positions of teaching others. Unfortionately, things with my wife didn't go well. She has addiction issues that have caused major rifts in the family, and after much prayer for guidance, has been separated from the family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good example to those I come into contact with. I don't swear or use the Lords name in van. I abstain from many of the things that are bad for my health. I have accepted all invitations to serve in the Church, and have enjoyed them all, ranging from working with the young men, the Boy Scout and currently the Cub Scouts in our Ward, and especially enjoyed the few years I was a Sunday School teacher. Sometimes it seemed that I was learning more than the kids in my class! Following the guidance and instruction from the leaders of the Church, from the local level up to the inspiring words from our Phrophet, keeps me focused on the importnt things in life, and why we are here. More importantly, it reminds me of where I can go, which is basically where we all came from; back to our Heavenly Father.