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Hi I'm Paul

I grew up in Arizona. Now I am in Washington DC trying my best to contribute to the world around me. I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I am a husband and dad and I love both of those roles. As a family, we love spending time outside, or if the kids are leading the conversation, talking about space or all things pink. I also love my job. For a living, I work with foreign nations to build partnerships of understanding. I love getting to know people!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love what the gospel of Jesus Christ has taught me and brought to my and my family members' lives. Life is full of ups and downs, tough questions, impossible choices, personal mistakes, loss, and confusion. The gospel of Jesus Christ has provided direction, peace, and happiness through all of those ups and downs. It has made me a better husband, a better father, a better friend, even a better professional. It has allowed me to overcome or get through the most difficult moments in my life and it has brought the sweetest joy into my life. It has taught me that I am a loved, precious child of God, and it has taught me that everyone I meet is a loved, precious child of God. I am a Mormon because it has taught and showed me that Christ truly understands me and all of us in the human family. I am a Mormon because I love the gospel of Jesus Christ!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in who I am as a dad, a husband, a professional, a friend, and a community member. I think giving of time, talents, and energy is at the heart of following Christ. One of the things I love about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that it provides many opportunities to serve people in the community. As a family, we visit three single women, a man in his nineties, and a young family not too dissimilar from us. We have come to love each of these people as if they were our own family members. This assignment, as with most opportunities to serve, has taught us so much about others and ourselves. Without a doubt, the time we have given seems like nothing compared to the wonderful blessings that have come to our family! And we need those blessings! Life can be hard, and it does get hard for us. Raising kids, making a living, balancing all the things to do, can be very challenging. We are so thankful that the Lord has asked us to forget ourselves in order to remember others. It helps us remember why we are here on earth!