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Hi I'm Damon Bahr

I am a husband, father, grandfather, teacher of teachers, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 36 years, am the father of four children who are all married and raising their own families, and am the grandfather of 10 grandchildren. I am a university professor who teaches people how to teach math to young children. I enjoy time with my family, golf, swimming, clean movies, and going on dates with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a faithful, active, Christian home. We attended church services regularly as Episcopalians and served faithfully in various roles. When I was a teenager, a friend of my brother told him about "the Mormons." He investigated for a couple of years then joined. He told me about it--particularly that God speaks to prophets in our time just like He did in ancient times, that God has given us additional scripture to add to the witness of Christ provided by the Bible, and that God has a comprehensive plan for all of us. He has revealed this plan in our time, explaining where we came from before we were born, why we are here on earth, and where we are going after this life. An important part of this plan is the fact that we can live together as families forever. This plan centers on the infinite sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. To help us live His plan, God has restored His Church in our time, patterned after the Church Jesus organized 2000 years ago. Everything I am and everything I have is the result of the influence of this Church in my life because it is the Lord's restored Church here on the earth.

How I live my faith

After joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a teenager, I have been privileged to serve in a number of "callings," positions of service. I served a two-year mission for our Church in Australia, been the leader of a local congregation numbering about four hundred, called a Bishop, and just finished serving for thirteen years as the leader of ten congregations numbering about 4000 people. With the exception of my mission, my service in the Church is a part-time thing. Right now, my wife and I serve at the Provo Utah Missionary Training Center where we help about thirty young missionaries prepare to teach people about the message of our Church.