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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a husband, father, civil engineer, Naval Aviator (Marine Corps), airline pilot and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Michigan and attended college there. After that I served our nation with the United States Marine Corps for 7 years. I currently work for a major airline based in Chicago. My interests include - Woodworking Shooting Watching John Wayne movies Playing Sudoku and Kakuro Playing cards Listening to big band and country western music Taking the pontoon boat out on evenings and watching the beautiful sunsets on Hubbard Lake.

Why I am a Mormon

For a long time I had the following questions - Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going. These are questions many of us have. One day a squadron mate arranged a double date with a beautiful young lady who happened to belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. After reading the Book of Mormon, attending church meetings with her family and having the spirit testify to me I came to find the answers I was looking for. We had been given Heavenly Fathers Plan of Salvation before we were born. During mortality we are being tested to see if we will do the things the Lord has commanded us to do. Jesus Christ came to earth as our Savior and Redeemer. We put our faith in him and through this faith, we can repent of our sins, be baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, obey the commandments and endure to the end. We have been given a blessing that those married in the temple and keep their covenants with the Lord, will be united eternally as a family - husband, wife, and children. Death cannot separate us. I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is an organization run strictly with volunteers from the church membership. We freely give our time and talents to progress the Lords work in our mortal existence. There is no paid clergy. I have been called to be a teacher, a clerk, a missionary leader, an assistant to the unit leader. We serve for various lengths of time. Some positions have higher visibility and more responsibility than others but all are important in the eyes of the Lord. One is called to a position by the unit leader after receiving inspiration from the Lord. I am currently the president of a group of priesthood holders within our branch. The primary purposes of our group is to serve others, build unity and brotherhood, and instruct members in doctrines, principles, and duties. When I'm out in the community, I try to be a good example and represent the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I enjoy helping those that can't help themselves through service, just as our Savior did.