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Hi I'm Paul Millar

I have been a member of the LDS Church all of my life. I was raised in Utah and graduated from Brigham Young Univ.

About Me

I met my wife at Brigham Young University and we were married in the Los Angeles Temple in 1965. We have four children and eighteen grandchildren. My wife and I are both retired living the good life in Heber City, Utah. I was an accountant and she was a school teacher during our working years. I served four years in the United States Air Force so we traveled around the country quite a bit. During my retirement, I enjoy golf, gardening, working in the temple, and serving in the LDS Church. I also enjoy getting together with family at reunions and special occasions. My wife and I recently decided to serve a full time mission for our church. We are going to Moscow, Russia in the near future to serve in the CES Program for 18 months. We will be working with young single adults in Moscow. We are very excited about this new assignment and look forward to getting to know the Russian people. We have been learning the Russian language to the best of our ability. It is a very difficult language to learn, but we are making progress. It will help us in the long run as we communicate with the young single adults and try to "get around" in the Moscow mission. One thing is for sure. We will be dependent on the Lord for any success that we may have on our mission. Our children and grandchildren are very excited about our decision. Hopefully it will have an influence on how they live their lives. We returned from our mission to Russia and deemed it very successful.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I know that God lives. He loves each one of us, for we are his spiritual children. I know that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior. He atoned for my sins so that I could return to my Heavenly Father after this mortal life. I have work to do. I need to strive for perfection and repent of my sins daily. The principles and ordinances of the gospel bring a fullness that other religions do not have. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and he restored the true church in these latter days. We have a true prophet in our church, Thomas S. Monson, who receives revelation from the Lord even today. I am a member of this church because it gives me direction and great happiness in my life. It gives me a knowledge of what I can expect after this life if I take care of business while I am here. What could be better than living with my Heavenly Father with my eternal family. Besides, by living the principles of the church, I will be a better person.

How I live my faith

I have been active in the church all of my life. It has been a great blessing to me as I have enjoyed the principles of the gospel. I have served in numerous callings. I have worked with adults, young men (ages 12-18), and even small children. I have taught classes, helped organize activities, and served in administrative positions. It has been a wonderful experience to serve other people. I have spent a lot of time being involved in the church. I have also spent many hours serving in the temples of the church. I went to the temple early in my life to receive saving ordinances for myself and my family. I have returned often to execute these same ordinances (by proxy) for other people who have passed on from this life. I have also served as a temple worker for about ten years. It has been a wonderful, spiritual experience to be in the temple. I have been a home teacher for as long as I can remember. I even went home teaching with my father some 59 years ago. As a home teacher, my companion and I visit assigned families each month to check on their well-being, both spiritual and temporal. If we encounter any problems, we assist in whatever way we can and notify proper authorities, if necessary. In addition, my family has home teachers which visit us each month. It is nice to know that we have others interested in our well-being. The church has really helped me as I have worked to raise my family. Because of the saving ordinances of the temple, I believe that we will continue our family relationships even after death. This has given me great hope and comfort, especially when we lose a loved one. My wife and I have encouraged prayer and scripture reading to be a part of our family activities. This has helped members of our family to stay close to the Lord during this very difficult time in the world today. Finally, the church and its teachings have really defined who I am as a person. I am grateful to be a member of the church.