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Hi I'm John

I grew up in California and Missouri. I am a partner in a CPA firm. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a CPA. I like many, find dealing with the IRS a painful reminder of how dangerous it is to give incompetent people too much power. I am married and a father of 3 beautiful kids. All of which know how to push my buttons in the most effective ways. I love March Madness. I enjoy watching college football and college basketball. If I the choice between an exotic vacation that involves traveling or quiet time at home, I would choose quiet time at home.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon. I attended a high school that only had less than 5 mormon's (I was one of them.) I have been exposed to how life could be without the gospel in it and I choose being a Mormon. I am far from perfect and have certainly made decisions that did not alway match the Christian principles taught by the church. But I know that the rules and guiding principles taught by the Mormon church are true and from Heavenly Father. They give me the balance I need between temporal and spiritual things, and they give me the strength (or resolve to try harded if i mess up) in overcoming my weaknesses. In the few difficult moments I believe I have had in my life, the gospel principles, and my Mormon friends gave me the peace and comfort I needed to get through it. I am a Mormon because my life has been blessed by trying my best to follow the teachings of Jesus.

How I live my faith

The first way I live my faith is by regularly attending my church meetings. My current responsibility is Assistant Ward Clerk over finances. Each week I assist the Bishop and his counselors in counting the tithing and fast offerings and making the deposits. I also help the Bishop track the ward budget. I also do my best to keep in contact with my home teaching families. I also always pay my tithing. At home, we attempt to teach our young kids about the way Jesus wants us to live. We are trying to teach them Christian principles that we know can help them become good people and productive members of society. At work, and with my clients, I am always honest and open. I have many non LDS clients whom I adore. We have a great relationship where they can be themselves and I can be myself, even if we have different religious or philisophical beliefs.