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Hi I'm Paul Schlicher

I was born in Florida but traveled a lot in my youth. I manage a wholesale warehouse for security products. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of one daughter. I currently manage a wholesale distribution branch that provided low voltage electronics to electrical contractors. This typically involves providing residential or commercial security products. Of course, there is more that we do than security. I have always enjoyed reading fantasy or science fiction novels. I can often be found playing on one of the four video game consoles I own or playing on my PC. I also do enjoy the outdoors when it is is nice. But most of all I enjoy spending time with the family where ever we may be at.

Why I am a Mormon

I was originally born a Catholic and later raised within the Lutheran faith. Starting my 7th year of school I started attending a Baptist Church. Oddly, by High School I found that I favored the students that were Mormon, though I as unaware of the fact back then. Shortly after graduating HS I joined the Army and during basic training I once again attended Catholic services. Once stationed at Fort Lewis, WA I would often find myself invited to different religious organizations, though I was unaware of their affiliation. Oftentimes, I would visit my family, who had moved to another city in WA and I would attend church with my sister at an Assembly of God Pentacostal Church. My other two siblings stopped attending any religious function. After leaving active duty Army I began examining my beliefs. I still had strong belief in God and Jesus Christ for it was my faith that allowed me to overcome great trials. I lost faith in the organizational chaos that had become religion. For two years I studied independantly, discerning what I felt was truth. I realized then I needed to find a church and did the one thing that I knew worked, I prayed earnestly to find the "true church" on this earth. One week later I was introduced to missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An answer to an earnest prayer. I realized as I stood within the baptismal font that I had never been baptized in all the denominations I attended. I was there when my sister was baptized as a Pentacostal and I knew that baptism was required. Yet, I never could bring myself to commit to baptism until I was certain that this was the church set apart by God to lead his people.

How I live my faith

I often spend my Sundays teaching 15-16 year olds during Sunday School. I also work diligently to attend to those families I am responsible to Home teach. But most of all I try to set the example for my family and teach my daughter proper values as she continues to grow into an amazing young woman.