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Hi I'm Terry

I'm a devoted husband and father. I'm a real estate business owner. I'm happy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a family man. I graduated from BYU in business management and marketing. I am a real estate developer and broker, and have been for the last 35 years. I love the mountains, and all of Gods creations. I love the seasons, the first signs of Spring, the color of the Fall leaves, the fluffy white clouds and the sunshine on my face. My sweet wife, my four kids and thirteen grandkids make my life complete. I will admit that when they are all at home, I sometime have to put myself in "time out". The honesty of my grandkids and the things they say is often surprising and too often true. I am a snowmobiler and love the outdoors. I love to travel and see the world. Not too fond of big crowds. When everyone leave town for the holiday, I do the opposite. I love the 4th of July, getting up early to go to the parade and the feelings of gratitude I have when the flag goes by.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of how it makes me feel. It gives me hope and an assurance that I am not alone. It helps me know that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me and I am His son. It teaches me how to find these things out for myself, and find the faith to push through the hard times and hard decisions. I am a Mormon because it gives me answers to where I came from, why I am here on this Earth and where I am going after this life. I am a Mormon because it teaches me how to be happy, how I can have second chances and find joy in serving others. I am a Mormon because the teaching of the Savior and a pattern for life are taught there. I am a Mormon because It makes me happy and the Saviors example to service and helping others is not only taught but put into action there. I am a Mormon because it teaches the importance of families, how to be a better husband and father. I am a Mormon because it allows me to grow and be a little better each day and be OK with that. I am a Mormon because it teaches me about God's love of all of His children, in all times and in all places. It teaches me about prophets of the past and of prophets that teach and guide us today. I am a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I know it and I feel it as I pray daily to a loving Father in Heaven about concurs of the day and express my gratitude for the bounty of life. Those same feeling come when I take the time to learn of the Savior and follow His example.

How I live my faith

I grew up the last of 13 children. Mom was 5'0" tall and full of love. Dad found his joy in working hard and sharing his love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His idea of a good time was reading and studying the scriptures. I learned early never to say out loud that I was bored. His solution was either going to work or talking about the scriptures. My love for both work and the scriptures came as I got a little older. Now looking back, both mom and dad had it right. It is all about sharing love with each other and truth wherever you find it. It is about being humble enough to say "I'm sorry" and "please forgive me". It really is about forgetting yourself and looking each day for ways to help others. I have found that no matter how bad you think you have it, there are other, lots of others, who you would never trade places with. It is about standing up and speaking up for values and those things which you know to be true. My experience with prayer has directed my life. God does hear and answer our prayers. Problem is that it is in His time. He will never rob us of opportunities to grow and learn from our experiences. The last three years I have served as the Bishop of a young single adult ward at BYU. The size of my family grew by 145 of the best youth in the world, as I worked to counsel and guide them. Their love for me, my family and others was genuine and real. They showed it in their words, their kindnesses both to me and those around them. As I watched how they treated others, it gave me a sense of hope that they really knew the Savior of the world and wanted to follow, act like Him and take care of those around them.