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Hi I'm Marc

I am a father of three, love sports, work as a banker, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father of three, and a banker. I grew up in Utah in an LDS family with great friends. I loved playing sports and played the violin. As I grew older, playing the violin wasn't as important as I became more involved in sports and didn't dedicate as much time as I could have to becoming better at it. When I received a two-year LDS mission call to Chile at the age of 19, I was able to have my violin sent to me and played in sacrament meetings, devotionals, and for baptismal services. For some of the people, it was the first time they had ever seen someone play the violin in person. I am thankful I was able to share that talent with so many wonder people in Chile.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up LDS, I had to know for myself what I had been taught was true and if it was a path I really wanted to follow. When I was in high school, one of my long-time friends, Tony, who was not a member of our church, decided he wanted to listen to the missionaries. Discussions with the missionaries were arranged in the home of another friend. The missionaries extended the invitation to Tony to be baptized and he agreed. Although he was excited to be baptized, he was only 17, and needed the consent of his parents. His parents, who are great people, did not support Tony in his desire to be baptized as they are of a different faith. Our group of friends wanted to do everything we could to support and strengthen Tony. We decided to fast and pray along with the missionaries that Tony's parents would soften their hearts so they would allow him to become baptized. As the fast ended, Tony again approached his parents. Hearts were softened and Tony was able to be baptized. Two years later, he was called to serve a mission for the Church. Although his parents did not show much support, they knew Tony was determined to follow what he knew to be true. This experience has strengthened and changed my life. Not too long ago I asked Tony, what made you decide to be baptized? He responded that he felt the Spirit of the Lord in each of our homes growing up and that he wanted to feel that in his life.

How I live my faith

As part of my church responsibilities I work with the full-time missionaries and other leaders in our area to help teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are seeking it. It has been a wonderful experience to see families and individuals enter the waters of baptism because they want to be obedient and follow the Savior's example. I have seen families move from other states to Utah, not knowing why at first, but felt inspired to leave. These families have embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ and have been baptized. In working with the missionaries on a frequent basis, I know that the Lord has a plan for each of his children and he loves them. I also try