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Hi I'm Marvin Gale

I grew up in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S.A. I learned to work on a farm. I am a retired laborer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Being unemployed seemed to be a part of my daily life. So during my life-time, I have had well over 25 different jobs. My time of unemployment never lasted more than one week, since there is always work to do if you are willing to work and not worried how others may precieve your actions, more worried about putting food on the table. So as a laborer, I have done everyting from working for temporary help agencies to landscaping for various companies. After having had many children, and grandchildren, I am now retired and spend my time is the service of others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for the simple reason that I, personally and not as a result of any parentel pressure or that of my siblings, have ask of God about the truthfullness of the Church. He has confirmed it to me that the organization is indeed His restored church on the earth at this time, that it has been restored to prepare His people for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, that the Bible is true and His word, as is the Book Of Mormon, A second Witness of Christ. The Book Of Mormon is indeed the fulfillment of the prophecy by Ezekiel found in Exekiel 37:15-20. I am also a Mormon because of the fact the The Book Of Mormon is the only book that testifies so completely of the truthfullness of the Bible. I am a Mormon because I am free to pray directly to my Father in Heaven and He personally answers my prayers. I am a Mormon because of the lifestyle that is available in the L.D.S. Church, making it possible for me to find more lasting happiness by living the precepts taught in the L.D.S Church than can be found in any other aspect of life.

How I live my faith

I learned of the importance of "the community" when I started working for the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce. As a field Salesman for them, I learned of the importance of the individuals actions relative to the overall scene. I learned the the voice of the individual citizen is far more important at the local, state-wide, or national scene than whom happens to be in power at the time. It has always been kind of amazing to me to see parents complain about how the principal is running the school, when that same parent refuses to donate time with the P.T.A. So I have spent a lot of time interacting with the local schools, participating in Boy Scouts organizations, and doing other civic projects. Now that I am retired, I usually donate over 20 hours/week in service to others. I shortly will be donating over 40 hours per week in the service of my church as a full-time senior missionary.