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Hi I'm Wayne

I am a civil engineer and the founder of a computer software company. But my favorite job is being a Mormon bishop.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife Keely, love that name. We are raising 4 children ranging in ages 24 down to 15. They are our focus in life. I graduated from BYU in 1990 with a masters degree in civil engineering and now I am the senior engineer at a private firm. I have also founded a software company through Gods help and have met so many wonderful people through this venture. If the company reaches the sought after potential, it will allow my wife and I to serve The Lord as we desire prior to the golden years. Our family loves sports,particularly baseball. All of our kids have played high school sports, including our youngest.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always pondered the purpose of life. When I first was taught about Gods plan of happiness and that we lived as spirits prior to this life, that this life is a probation or a test to see if we can be faithful and most importantly that I can live eternally with god and my family. The truthfulness of this plan has been testified to me over and over again through prayer and the spirit. As I listen to a prophet on earth today, a real prophet called with authority just like Moses or Abraham, I can know gods will for us. What a great gift to know God loves us so he has provided a prophet to lead and guide us. My oldest son recently returned from Ghana on a LDS mission and the maturity, strength and most importantly the testimony he gained through that experience has again testified to me of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Lastly, my testimony of the Book of Mormon allows me to stay close to the Savior on a daily basis as I read for a few minutes every day There is a challenge near the end of the book, that indicates if we pray with real intent and a sincere heart we can know the truth through gods spirit. I have done that many times with a fervent desire to follow the savior.

How I live my faith

Although as a young child, my family was considered not very religious, that all changed when my dad joined the Mormon church when I was 8. My two brothers and myself served LDS missions and we became very involved in our church. I was able to attend Boy Scouts and achieved and Eagle Scout. That experience has led to my involvement with youth groups in the church and school/community sports organizations. I love to see the youth change and grow through the challenges they face. I am currently serving as a Bishop, a volunteer leader in the Mormon church. This opportunity has humbled me greatly. Although god has blessed me with many talents, I have learned that I am only an instrument in God's hand. I could never be the leader I am without his spirit for guidance or his love for comfort. The humility has brought a soft heart and has taught me to love others more. There are over 450 LDS members in the group I lead. We are generally asked to lead for 5 years, which is flying fast as does life when we love what we do. With Sunday being a day of rest, I am sometimes exhausted after many hours at the church in meetings, helping youth through their personal challenges and helping organize the various activities. This exhaustion is a spiritual drain that comes from being that instrument in Gods hand. I ove serving The Lord and watching his tender mercies fall upon those who seek and follow Him.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Wayne
There are no restrictions. Every worthy male of any race or color can hold gods priesthood. The growth of gods kingdom throughout the world is rolling forth because of this true principle as witnessed by my son who served in Ghana Africa and saw the Ghanaians growing in the priesthood just like they do here in Utah. Show more Show less