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Hi I'm Greg

I was born and raised in Alaska. I paid my way thru college as a commercial fisherman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My first true love was remote control planes (nitro powered). Building, crashing, rebuilding, and occasionaly flying them. Loved the all elements of it (except the cost). Due to other priorities I don't spend too much on it now but have switched to electric power now and made some foamies with the new brushless systems that have amazing power. Have been married for 28 years and have four children. Being a father and husband is not for the faint of heart but the rewards of helping your children steer thru the rough parts many. Keeping my family intact is a top priority. Received a bachelor's degreen in Mechanical Engineering many years ago and have been blessed with a good vocation ever since. My parents joined the church when I was six. So pretty much a life long member. At 14 yrs old had a spiritual experience that let me know the church was true. That experience has always been an anchor. During my mission had other experiences that also confirmed it's truthfullness. There are many outside influences that seem to always be tugging me to leave the church for some reason or another, but there are too many evidences that point to it's truthfulness. Must important evidence is the Holy Ghost giving me feelings of truth and assurity that I am on the right path. Being the curious type, it would be tough on me not having the confidence that this is the true church.

Why I am a Mormon

It is my personality to be curious. In my job as an engineer it is my daily job solve problems by looking at various solutions and sorting thru all the pros and cons in determining the best solution. In essence, I try to make sense of the problem and the solution. This church completely satisfies my need to make sense of life. I read and study every morning and many times I just bask in the spirit as I learn how things work in God's kingdom. While there maybe a few unanswered questions that people outside of the church like to point out, there are so many questions that have been answered that I am willing to enjoy that which has been answered and put the unanswered ones on a shelf that requires faith that at some point I will understand. Few feelings are better to me then the feeling I receive when serving all day in my appointed duties and the Holy Ghost lets me know that I'm appreciated for my efforts.

How I live my faith

First I want to make sure my family "gets it". I try my best to give the kids spiritual experiences that they can use as anchors when they grow up. My oldest son is on a mission right now and I am so proud of his progress in learning the doctrine and working with the spirit. I teach a 12 week course called "mission prep" with the intent to help young people be better prepared for their mission. The sweet spirit that attends some of the classes shows to me the importance of this work. Fifteen years ago I had what I call a "great awakening" come upon me and turned my life to God and vowed to do all I could to in the best exactness I could to help in the church and growth in his kingdom. I accepted all callings or assignments and did my very best to fulfill them. I voluteered more and helped when I could. My life has really changed since that time and have been called to leadership positions and more experiences of growth and knowledge of Gods ways.

What is faith?

Greg
To me, faith is a test for us when we can't see or understand the end result. There are many things that don't make sense. Satan puts a spin on everything to make his side look more paletable or true. Faith sometimes requires us to just grit our teeth and hang one. Have confidence that the Lord is aware of you and that at some point things will work out and you will have learned something. I have complete faith in the church. It keeps moving forward even though people find fault with it or get our feelings hurt. Heavenly Father loves it when we hang on to hope even though everything around us seems to be faltering. Show more Show less