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Hi I'm Roy

I'm a husband, a father and a grand father. I'm a retired mechanical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, a father and a grandfather. I am also a retired mechanical engineer. Square dancing and round dancing are pastimes that I enjoy with my wife. They provide enjoyable social contact as well as exercise for the body and the mind. I play trombone, mainly for my own amusement. A source of joy is time spent with one of my grand sons after school playing ping pong or building something in the garage.

Why I am a Mormon

As I approached the age of forty I realized that I was not really happy. Those I knew who did appear happy and at peace with themselves were faithful practicing members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Deciding to investigate the Church, I asked for the missionaries to come and teach me. After weeks of receiving the missionary lessons, reading the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and praying for direction, I made the decision to be baptised. Now, thirty years later, I only regret that I waited so long. Before joining the Church I had been concerned that being bound by the many "thou shalt not's" of the gospel would make me feel confined. However, the more I have tried to obey God's commandments and call upon him in daily prayer for help and guidance, the more happy and free I have felt. Who would have thought it?

How I live my faith

Daily prayer and scripture study help me focus on what is important in life. One day a week I volunteer in an LDS temple, helping others participate in deeply significant ordinances. On Sunday I serve as clerk in a congregation of young single adults, ages eighteen to thirty. Associating with these bright and energetic young people is truly a joy.