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Hi I'm John

Native Arizonian, father of 5, that plays bagpipes and loves the great outdoors. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have been married to my best friend for the past 20+ years. We have 5 awesome children. I am learning to play bagpipes with my youngest son. I enjoy outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking and shooting sports. I also served 8 years in the United States Navy Reserve, serving one tour in the Middle East.

Why I am a Mormon

I become a Mormon when my family decided to join together. We felt we were missing something in our former church, and there was more out there to learn. After taking the lessons from the missionaries, we were baptized. I will always remember the peace and joy I felt the day I was baptized. The next great event was about a year later when I was sealed forever to my parents in the Mesa Temple. I married my wife in the Mesa Temple and we have an Eternal Family of our own. I also am grateful to hold the Priesthood, so that I can bless my family in time of need and learn how to be a better Father and husband. It gives me such peace to know the Savior's path to be able to return to live with Heavenly Father and my family in Heaven someday. Being Mormon gives me the strength and support to endure my trials and be able to live in such a way to be worthy of my Heavenly Father's blessings.

How I live my faith

I am currently an assistant clerk in my ward. I assist the membership clerk in reporting attendance and home visits. I have been in my ward ever since my family was baptized back in 1979. I have held many callings over the years. One of my favorite positions was the LDS church leader for the base I was stationed at in the Middle East. I was able to support and befriend many service members needing a friend and organize and conduct church services. I also support the local Boy Scouts in their activities.