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Hi I'm Wood

I was born in Salt Lake City. I moved with my family to Oregon. And...I am a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and family are very important to me. We have six children, eighteen grandchildren and 7.4 great grandchildren and are a very close and loving family. I spent thirty years with a very large computer company installing and teaching about many series of computers all over the United States and Hong Kong. I play the trumpet and have played in three symphony orchestras. I had my own dance band. We played in scores of locations. Music continues to be a large part of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the church provides the structure within which I choose to live my life and rear my family. Many of the things the church provides to me are the importance of family, a strong moral code, avoidance of harmful substances like drugs and alcohol, and the basic values of honesty, faithfulness, chastity and integrity. I choose to live in an environment where I can love and care about my friends, and where they love and care about me, even as brothers and sisters. All these thing contribute to the reasons why I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The fact of the doctrines of the Church being true is a bonus, and a fact for which I am truly grateful. It is a glorious thing to be a part of such a whole organization, one where it is all together and contributing to the person I wish to be.

How I live my faith

I spend about six hours a day supporting Family History applications on the internet. I get phone calls and emails from all over the world asking questions about Family Tree, Photos and Stories - a group of applications supporting the genealogical efforts of both members of our church and non-members alike. I teach many courses about Family History, and make house calls to those who may not be able to get out. I lead a group of Family History Consultants in providing support to our community. We help staff our local Family History Center where people can come to receive personal assistance.