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Hi I'm Fred

I worked as an IT professional for almost 30 years and am going back to school to become a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I raised twin sons who live in Chicago. I have three grandchildren. Now as a single 50 something year old I am going back to school for my second career doing something I always dreamed of. Working in the medical field with science and helping people. I love outdoor shooting sports, fishing, and hunting when I take time away from my studies. Right now I am very busy as a full-time RN student at Sacramento State University. My graduation date is December of 2013. I also have been working as a volunteer in the Trauma Nursing Unit at UC Davis Hospital in Sacramento CA since January of 2010.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Catholic and raised my family Catholic, so I had a strong faith in God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I however was away from the church for a number of years. When going through some tough times, a long time close friend who was born into the LDS church suggested I go to a sacrament meeting to see if I felt anything. After a short time past, I decided one Sunday to go to church. I ended up staying for all three hours! It was during Priesthood meeting where I first felt the overwhelming love and support of the the members of the church. After that first meeting, I started the Missionary lessons and was baptized a few weeks later. That was about 1 1/2 years ago and now I am attending the Temple regularly. During my lessons, I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon and the Church were true and received my answers in experiencing the feelings of the Holy Ghost. See, because of my life long faith, I knew what it was like to feel the Holy Spirit - and I felt it stronger than I ever had in my entire life before that.

How I live my faith

The Church is such a big part of my life now. I could not imagine my life without the brotherhood of the Priesthood, the fellowship of the Church members I encounter on a regular basis, reading my scriptures, praying, and attending church. I volunteer for service projects when I can take time away from school. I occasionally get called to do blessings as a worthy Priesthood holder. I also enjoy the many activities that the church holds for single adults, Priesthood, and general activities. I am proud of the person I have become since joining the church. I was not a bad person before, I am just 'better' now. People around me see it too. They say things like, "Gee Fred, you seem so content... You are glowing...". I am also proud to be worthy to hold an active Temple recommend. Most of all, I am so very grateful and proud to be a Mormon.