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Hi I'm Mark

I've lived in Utah my whole life, except for a two year mission to Ecuador. I love to ski competitively I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town of about a thousand people. Living on a small farm I had the opportunity to milk a couple of cows until I went to college. I have always loved to be outdoors. I enjoy riding motorcycles, hiking in the mountains, running, water skiing, and snow skiing. After serving a mission in Ecuador, I attended Weber State University where I received my degree in Information Systems and Technologies. I married my high school sweetheart, and now enjoy spending time with my 3 kids.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church when I was born, so I have had the blessing of being taught the gospel of Jesus Christ my whole life. Some of my ancestors helped Brigham Young cross the plains when the church was in it's infancy. I continue to serve in the church and strive to keep all of our Heavenly Fathers commandments, because I think that is the only way to experience true joy not only in this life, but also in the hereafter. I know that if I try my best to do what is right, that someday I will be able to be with my family again in Heaven.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, my goal is to strive to become like my savior Jesus Christ. I find this to be a daily process, and some days I move forward and some days I move backward. As a youth I was taught the Scout Law - "A scout is trustworthy , loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent." Those are all attributes that I still strive to become on a daily basis. I enjoy serving in the church. I have had the opportunity to teach the youth ages 11 to 16 for several years. Though sometimes I think they teach me a lot more then I teach them.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

We believe that baptism is one of the ordinances that has to be performed during our life on earth, for a person to be able to receive all of the blessings that our Father in Heaven wants to give us in the next life. Because our Father is heaven is a perfect, just, loving father, it would not be fair if some of those blessings were denied to an individual who never had the opportunity to demonstrate his or her faith in Christ by entering the waters of baptism. By performing proxy baptisms for the dead those individuals who accept Christ in the next life, will also be able to accept the baptism that was performed in their behalf. Show more Show less