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Hi I'm George

II was born in New Jersey, and spent most of my young live (24 years) in the military. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 24 year retired Veteran of the Marine Corps and Army. A former college administrator and a Mormon. I grew up in Jersey City, lived in Pennsylvania during my high school years and entered the military soon after. I was born into the Catholic Church and was a devout Catholic for the first 30 years of my life. While in the military I found I needed something more, and accepted an invitation to join the Free Methodist Church, where my family and I attended and as became a Lay-Minister. I love to study about history, especially military history. Now I spend my retirement years in volunteering for most anything that I can help with.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not looking for the Church when it found me. I was happy an content where I was. But at the age of 37 Heavenly Father decided the Time was right. Through the teachings of the church I have increased my faith in Jesus Christ, provided knowledge of God's plan for me personally, and simply makes me a much better person than I would be otherwise. Knowing that God is the same as in olden times and continues to speak today through a living prophet has opened my heart and mine to seek after better things. I am now able to see the hand of God in my life on a daily basis. Intellectually I always know about about God, now I have a personal relationship with Him. Through the Church I have learned the fullness of his teachings and his authority on the Earth. As I have seriously studied the Book of Mormon and Bible, prayed, and applied the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life the time was right for me to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Since joining the the Church in 1972, I have served in many assignments. The most rewarding callings were th the youth as I served in the Scouting programs. Having joined the Church late in live, I did not go on a full time mission. After retiring from my job at a local college, I accepted a church assignment to serve at the prison, where I was able to help in the Family History Center and share the Gospel at the same time. Teaching Sunday School for the youth is one of my favorite things to do, It is great to watch, when the light comes on and they grasp the importance of God"s Word.