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Hi I'm William W. (Bill) Smith

I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three daughters and two sons with a best friend for a wife whose lives make up my world. I am an air traffic controller and have moved about within my company to fulfill various job opportunities in many of Canada's largest cities such as Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. One of my job positions was as a representative within the Safety Group and through a multitude of site visits to dozens of cities that have airport control towers or flight service stations I have been able to obtain and deep appreciation of the beauty and diversity of our wonderful country.

Why I am a Mormon

My brother met the LDS missionaries and following a number of meetings regarding his questions about the Mormon church he received answers that convinced him that God had restored his Church organization to the earth. He shared his thoughts and feelings about this message to be and it began my own investigation and meetings with the missionaries who also taught me about my relationship with my Heavenly Father. With a conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the true church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth i accepted an invitation to be baptised and become a Mormon. This decision has helped me learn about God's Plan of Salvation for me and my family and given me hope that we may live together as a family again once we leave this life.

How I live my faith

I have served in many different callings in my church, including a Scout Leader and early morning seminary teacher. I am so impressed with the youth of today who despite the many distractions and social temptations take time to earn scouting awards or get up at 5:30 AM to attend a bible study class. I enjoy organizing activities and was able to coordinate the efforts of many of our men's and women's organizations to host a Christmas Turkey dinner for about 250 people. I had the honor of serving as the Bishop to a congregation in the Orleans area which blessed me with the opportunity to help the poor, widows and needy within our community.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

William W. (Bill) Smith
I was once asked if I really gave 10 percent of my income to my church as tithing. When I replied yes, I was asked how could i afford to do that with the limited resources I had. My response was how can you not do that with the knowledge that God made this principle know to Melchizedek in the Bible that we all must pay tithing. I have personally have received many blessings because of my faithfulness in keeping this commandment. Show more Show less