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Hi I'm Don

I live in Lakewood, California. I am married to Lynda, have 6 children, and 9 grandchildren. I am a Mormon

About Me

I work in the financial services industry, and will be retiring after 31 years of working with the same company. I love to play raquetball and golf. I enjoy traveling for vacations and to see grandchildren. My wife and I sing together, and have since the day we met over 40 years ago. We are now about to leave to serve a mission for the church for 2 years outside the U.S.

Why I am a Mormon

I came into the church due to the love and friendship of others. As I grew in my knowledge and faith through study and prayer, my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel grew strong. I have enjoyed the feelings of the spirit of the Lord in my Life. Being part of the Lord's Church to me gives me strength in difficult times and a knowledge of what my purpose on earth is.

How I live my faith

I have served in voluntary positions of all types throughout my adult life. I served a mission in Argentina in 1971 for two years. I have been a Bishop 3 times,taught early morning seminary to high school youth for 5 years, worked with the Boy Scouts and helped in organizing many activities for both youth and adults.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

This doctrine is one that is so very special within the LDS religion. I cannot imagine what it would be like to only be married during this life, only to have no one with me, nor my family, for all time after death. What comfort there is, since I have had sad experiences of early death of a grandchild, only to be strengthened by the knowledge that we will see him again, along with other members of our family, with my wife beside me. There cannot be any greater joy than that knowledge. Show more Show less