Hi I'm Cameron Ford
I grew up in Utah. I am an Electrical Engineer. I'm a Mormon.
I grew up in Utah in a family that was loosely connected to the Church. Although my parents were not believers, they felt that it was important that their children receive moral instruction from some source. And since my maternal grandparents were strong believers and we were surrounded by the Mormons, it was only natural that they sent us to the LDS church to receive such instruction. In my late teens I had some very strong spiritual experiences that led me to decide to serve a mission. Soon after returning from my mission I found my wonderful wife, and in the years that followed had three fantastic children, received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA. I currently work as a digital signal processing and modem design engineer. I love mountain biking, rapelling, canyoneering, movies, and fantasy books.
As a youth I thought that religion asked me to choose between science and faith. I later came to understand how true religion does not, and should not, contradict true science. If there appears to be contradictions, it is either because science has not discovered the real underlying truth yet, or because we have misunderstood, misinterpreted, or somehow corrupted the revelations of God. After sincere study and prayer, I have come to know that there is a God, that Jesus Christ is the Savior, that Joseph Smith was the Prophet called to restore Christ's true church, and that the Book of Mormon translated by Jospeh is true. I cannot claim to have all of the answers, but I do have the answers to the important questions about life. I look at Christ's restored church as a puzzle; a puzzle of an incredibly beautiful and complex picture depicting the truth of all things. If we are looking for them on our journey through life, we will find the pieces to this puzzle. Some pieces fit perfectly and make so much sense, while others don’t seem to fit according to our current understanding of the puzzle. However, God has given us enough of the large and important puzzle pieces for us to be sure that the picture is real and incredibly beautiful. As for me, I can’t imagine throwing the puzzle away just because I can’t make sense of some of the pieces. This is because I have come to trust in the Maker of the puzzle, and I know that eventually He will show me how they all fit together.
I am currently a Bishop over a local congregation. I am responsible to care for and watch over the spiritual and physical well being of church members in my congregation. I work with them to help them increase their faith in God and his son Jesus Christ, repent of their wrong-doings, and use church welfare funds to help them financially when they go through hard times. I spend all day Sundays attending leadership coordination meetings, church services, and interviewing and counseling with church members. I also spend one evening each week visiting the homes of church members, one evening working with the youth, and one evening counseling with church members that could not meet with me on Sunday. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve the Lord. I love Him and am willing to do whatever he asks me to do in his service.