What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Paul

I am a husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Sherry and I have been married for 19 years. Together, we have 9 children, 31 grandchildren, and 3 great grandsons. I worked 31 years as a social service worker. I am now retired. Although I enjoyed my work, it was a means of being able to provide form my family and in doing things with them. These included sports, boating, gardening, hunting, horse riding and camping. I also get excited about family history and this and grand kids keep my wife and I young. We live in a condo in a beautiful area of Utah County, among many wonderful people.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful for the heritage which I have as myself, my parents, and my grandparents, were all devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To me, my religion is a complete way of life as it brings meaning and purpose to my being here on earth and to what I want to take with me from this life.

How I live my faith

My faith is who I am. I enjoy serving others, and find strength and happiness in living my beliefs. I know that Heavenly Father knows each one of us and is aware of what we need to gain the most out of this life. Often it is not what we might be wanting as was the case with us when our lives were suddenly altered by the death of our son in law. Sherry and I had returned from our Missionary service at the Midwood Family History Center in Brooklyn, New York, and were enjoying our beautiful home and a relaxed life on our twenty-seven acres and with our five riding horses. Now, with the death of his father, our five-year old grandson was asking us to move up and help take care of him and his two sisters. Selling our home and property and moving to the crowded Wasatch Front was not something we asked to do nor that we wanted to do. It required us to take a real leap of faith. Now, after ten years, we can see how much we were not only able to help our daughter's family, but also can see the growth in us that would not have happened had we stayed in our comfortable life on our twenty-seven acres. I know that our being here on this earth is a part of our Father in Heaven's Plan for each of us His children, and it is important how we live our lives

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Paul
I served two years as a young man, again for two years part-time as a young father, and then again for twelve months with my wife after retirement. Each of these periods of service was something I had really wanted to do and each benefited me as a person and brought much joy and happiness through helping to share my beliefs and in serving my Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Paul
I am so grateful for the body with which I have been blessed and know that exercise, and proper care of it including avoidance of harmful substances has made it possible that I can do the things I like to do. Show more Show less