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Hi I'm Tex

I love my family, I love motivating kids to go to college, I love coaching sports, I love my life and I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Mexico in an orphanage, I was then adopted at the age of three months by a single, female high school teacher who was 49 years old. Our family of two expanded when she met and married a man at the age of 61 and he was 71. In an instant, I gained a father and 8 siblings all my older by over 15 years. I am married with four children. I married my high school sweetheart and we have been married over 20 years. I have four "wonderfully awesome" children. I love to coach sports and have been coaching youth sports for over 22 years. My passion sports are wrestling (folkstyle, freestyle and greco), football, rugby and soccer. I am an educator in higher education and motivate youth to see and understand the value of education beyond high school.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon all my life, but was "self-converted" to the church when I was 20 years old. I had always been brought up learning about God and prayer. I went to college and truly asked myself, "Is what I have been learning and living, really true?" It was then I explored other religions, I spoke to other people about God, and went to deep prayer to find the truth, to find the truth that I could live with for the rest of my life. Then through a series of events and much prayer, I received my answer. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held the true and restored gospel on the earth, I found something that I already had I just didn't see it and recognize it, the Holy Ghost touched my heart and I knew and still know today, that I love being Mormon and I have the fullness of the truth in my life. I then served a Spanish speaking mission in California, I married my high school sweetheart in the temple, and have four talented, wonderful and awesome children that have been raised in the gospel, baptized into the church and today are learning and living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. As a family we are stronger because of Christ our Lord, we are happier because of Christ's teaching. We are strengthened through reading the scriptures daily, having family prayer daily and most of all by living with the faith that we are children of our Father in Heaven. Each of us has a journey to travel in life, each will need to take paths that will lead us to happiness or sadness. My path has lead me to Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer. He makes me better, he gives me strength and most importantly he gives me hope. Hope that I can be a better husband, hope that I can be a better father, hope that I can be a better coach to my athletes. He is my rock on which if I build, my spiritual, emotional, and physical foundation will help me over come any and all of the trials and challenges I may face in life.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I strive to serve in the church in all ways, shapes and forms. I have worked with youth for over 20 years and have also taught early morning bible classes, known as Seminary. This is when our youth attend scripture study classes from 6am-7am before school. I am also an instructor for religious classes taught in the daytime to college students. This is known as Institute, I have been teaching in this capacity for 12 years. Teaching the gospel lessons from the Old and New Testament have brought me some of the greatest insights of the scriptures. I love teaching the scriptures and I love living the scriptures as I strive to serve God, serve my family and serve my brothers and sisters on earth. The teachings that Jesus Christ gives us in the scriptures allows us to learn of him, love him, appreciate him and most of all want to be like he is, full of compassion, patience, charity and love.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

I grew up without a father for 12 years, when my mother married at the age of 61, I learned very quickly how much two people could love each other as well as how important it was to work together to create a happy and loving family. Now that I am a husband and a father, I work daily on doing all that I can to be a partner with my wife and support her in all that she does. The role of a husband and wife has not changed since our first parents were on the earth. Adam and Eve were asked to keep the commandments of God, pray to him continually, and love him with all their heart, might, mind and strength. I must do the same and in the process help my wife feel and do the same. We are partners in raising our children and providing all of their needs. When I love and serve my wife, it is then so much easier to love and serve my children as well. In return, they are watching their parents as role models. This in turn continues the circle of love, respect and equality between a husband and his wife. Show more Show less