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Hi I'm Neil

I am a husband, father, grandfather, and a Mormon. I love my family and like to run (jog) on trails with my friends.

About Me

I was born and raised in Magrath, Alberta, Canada. My parents were always loving, supportive and exemplary. I was also fortunate to grow-up with many good friends. In my twentieth year I served a two-year mission in northern England (Leeds & Manchester Missions). Family and religion are my top priorities. I enjoy serving others via Church callings and responsibilities. My wife Patti is a wonderful example of Christ-like love and service. She is mostly responsible for the wonderful children we have. What I anticipate more than anything else is visiting with family members, especially grandchildren. I am trained as a Research Scientist (Univ. AB, Univ. MN, Univ. Guelph) and work for Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada on integrated cropping systems. I have a stimulating research career and am blessed to work with exceptional colleagues and dedicated technicians. I enjoy illustrating data, publishing papers, giving presentations and travelling.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon Church. Nevertheless, I am now an active member because I have studied the Holy Scriptures, followed the counsel of Church leaders and concluded that all I have been encouraged to do has been consistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ and has blessed my family and me immeasurably. Revelation to prophets has always been the basis of scripture and has helped me to make crucial decisions and course corrections. The Mormon Church proclaims that everyone is a child of God – literal brothers and sisters. I know that God hears and answers my prayers and the prayers of all of His children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith when I try to live a Christ-like life. I am not always successful, but am grateful for the atoning sacrifice of the Saviour that allows me to repent and improve. I believe we are all prompted by the Holy Spirit to do good things each day; living my faith requires that I follow those promptings. I also live my faith when I do my duty in the Church by visiting and serving others, accepting responsibilities, teaching, and encouraging everyone to follow the flawless example of Jesus Christ.