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Hi I'm Patrick

I develop locomotive control systems. I'm a volunteer with Scouts Canada and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a boy, my father and I sailed near the shore of Lake Ontario in his small sailboat. I love to sail because my father took the time to teach me. I also have my father to thank for other hobbies. He taught me how to throw a football, ski, windsurf and to do woodworking. I learned from him how to work and to give each task my best effort. My mother taught me to save and spend money wisely, how to sew a button on my shirt and how to hem my pants. She taught me how to make her amazing spaghetti sauce, how to make pineapple cake and other things I like to eat. She is French Canadian and her joie de vie made our home a fun and lively place to grow up. I'm a Mormon and I'm from a Mormon family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family. Well, that is partly true. My father was Mormon when I was born and my mother was Catholic. As far back as I can recall, our family always went to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints together. My mother converted to the Mormon faith when I was ten years old. My parents have always done their best to follow the example of Jesus Christ. They have helped countless people, opened their door to the needy, served in numerous different capacities in the church and taught their children the gospel of Jesus Christ. Religion was never forced on us. I can remember one Sunday, my brother did not want to go to church. My parents told him that he was old enough to stay home on his own if that was what he wanted to do. When the rest of the family returned from church that day, my father told my brother how much he had been missed. My brother never missed another day of church after that. Through this and other teaching moments in our home, I learned the gospel of Jesus Christ from loving parents. Eventually, I reached an age when I could no longer lean on my parents faith. Through personal prayer and scripture study I recieved my own confirmation of God's love for me and that what my parents had taught me was of God.

How I live my faith

I volunteer my time at church as a scout leader. I work with them to help them acheive their goal to recieve the Chief Scout Award. We also have fun playing games, camping and learning new skills. Being a scout leader also gives me the opportunity to share thoughts and messages of a spiritual nature with the youth. They are receptive to these messages and they in turn share with me their thoughts and feelings about God. I am blessed to be able to associate with such fine youth.