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Hi I'm Phil

I joined the Church when I was 17 years old. I felt it was right, but I had no idea of how huge an impact it would have.

About Me

After graduating from OSU, I served in the Air Force for 7 years. We have 5 grown children. I recently retired from construction and moved to Utah to be closer to some of our 11 grandchildren. I enjoy turning wood, hiking, camping and softball.

Why I am a Mormon

God gave us a plan of happiness, a blue print to find joy and happiness in this life. By following the example of the Savior we avoid the pitfalls of the world that bring misery and pain to our lives. In the church we learn the true nature of God, that he is a personable, loving God that wants to bless our lives as we qualify ourselves to receive those blessings. Knowing that our families are our first priority has kept me focused on what is truly important. The Book of Mormon has helped me understand the Bible better, to clarify what is vague or distorted from translations. I know God has re-established his church in these the latter days. I am grateful for a prophet on the earth today that encourages us to stay on the path to eternal life. I am a Mormon because the church has filled my life with countless fond memories and the joy of doing what is right.

How I live my faith

When I joined the church, I was extremely shy. Learning about our Loving Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, helped me overcome that shyness. The church members are so friendly and inclusive. Callings to serve as a Sunday School youth teacher, Scout Master, Young Mens leader and in Bishoprics have given me opportunities to serve and help others. Ultimately it has helped myself grow. I love serving in the church. As I look back on my life, so many people helped me. I want to help others in that same way. I particularly enjoy counseling youth to make good choices, grow their faith and set high goals and standards.