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Hi I'm John

I am married to a lovely woman and we have 4 children and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father and husband who loves to read books, play video games, and watch really good sci-fi movies. I am also a good sucker for a good romantic comedy. I am just like a big kid when it comes to water as I really enjoy water parks, swimming pools, lakes, rivers, etc. Some of my most favorite foods are pizza, taco's and a really good hamburger. Lest I forget Chocolate, I think this should be added as a food group because it is so good, especially when you add almonds or toffee chips.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into a Mormon family, I wasn't really raised in the faith due to my parents divorce. I was baptized when I was 12 but around 18 somewhat fell away fro the church. I came back because of a wonderful woman who helped me really see the value in me. Why am I still a Mormon? Simply, it is because as I study it more it seems to me that it just rings true. What Jesus Christ taught is love. Love for others. Loving others through service and giving of oneself to help another. I am wholly inadequate to properly express the deep and wonderful love He must have had for me to take upon Himself my sins and to pay the price for my transgressions. When I think about the age old questions of "Who am I?", "Why am I here?", and "What is after this life?", I have found comfort in the answers as I study the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Currently, I help teach the youth, specifically the 14 and 15 year old boys. In the past I helped as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and also served as a Stake Athletic director which helped put together sports activities for our members like basketball, softball, volleyball for not only the youth but also for the adults. I also visit with two families at least every month as part of a program we call "Home Teaching". The basic idea is to reach out and provide service to others and to help get to know other members of our faith in a much more personal way. I try to live my faith by trying to live the gospel as best I understand and to be a good example. To others not familiar with our faith, it might appear to be hard to live it, and I guess in some ways it is. But I also think that most anything of value does not come easy and one must work for it.