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Hi I'm Sherm

I grew up in Bountiful, Utah, a few miles north of Salt Lake City, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I feel as though I had a really "lucky" childhood, especially enjoying my elementary school years, going on to excel in Junior High and High School academically, and, finally, going to a University on scholarships. At age 19, I served a 2 1/2 year mission for my church, and, in that process, was assigned to be a companion to my older brother. We served in Japan, and, in that time, came to learn the Japanese language and love the Japanese people. Upon returning home, I obtained my college degree in Accounting, went on to pass the CPA test, and secured a job in a CPA firm. I was fortunate to find the girl of my dreams; we were married in the Salt Lake Temple, and now have 6 beautiful children, and 9 wonderful grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

There are a few simple, basic, uncomplicated reasons why I am (still) a Mormon, having had numerous opportunities to quit ever since I was born into a "Mormon" family. I think that the example of my grandparents and my parents played a big part in this, where I saw, firsthand, how they faced various situations in their lives where they could have reacted in numerous ways to the adversity that they were faced with. For example, my grandmother, Mary, had a stroke, and the left side of her whole body was paralyzed. As a young child, I witnessed her faith, as she asked several times for a "Priesthood blessing", and saw, firsthand, her faith being exercised with a real problem that she was faced with. My father served a mission in Texas, and my mother served a mission in Wisconsin, and these experiences prepared my parents to know, to an exceptional degree, the teachings and the truths contained within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My father was a leader in scouts, and he and my older brother and myself, all 3, earned our Eagle Scout rank in the scouting program. My dad was a carpenter, and built houses, and taught us the value of hard work and the pride that comes from having created something worthwhile.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am an Organist in my Ward. I love music and am married to a musician; there is so much good to be experienced in connection with musical events. I am a member of the Rodgers Organ Users Group (ROUG), which is an email forum that shares ideas about sheet music and registrations. The Rodgers Organ at my church is not a pipe organ; rather, it has digital recordings of some of the best pipe organs in the world, and, therefore, has a wonderul sound. I am grateful to have been born in a time where we can go to the internet, and download many pieces of sheet music free of charge, just for the cost of printing it at home. During the week, I have a job at a company that sells herbal remedies, as their accountant. It is the only place I have worked, in my entire career, where they have free food and drink all day long at work, and, in my opinion, more employers should consider having this kind of policy. It is a great form of "Attitude adjustment", and makes the employees want to give back.