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Hi I'm George

I loved growing up in the South. I am grateful missionaries taught my grandparents in the backwoods of Georgia! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My Southern upbringing shaped me into the individual I am today. I was raised to respect those in authority wherever I was and was taught to answer with, "No, Sir," or "Yes, Ma'am." In addition, my parents wanted for me what they were never able to do themselves--get a college education. That I did and ended up getting a CPA Degree and an Educational Doctorate. My parents, also, provided a gospel upbringing for me, which I will forever be grateful for. Both sets of grandparents accepted the gospel while living in the Southern backwoods areas. My testimony of the gospel grew through watching my father read the Book of Mormon each night, which not only brought him closer to God, but also taught him better reading skills since he had only received a seventh grade education. I saw how hard my parents worked to be community servants and volunteers in the church. I knew this was what I wanted in my own home someday, and feel that I have tried to accomplish that any way I can in the years since I have married and left my Southern home.

Why I am a Mormon

When the early Mormon missionaries tracted out my grandfather, he and my grandmother lived with their 14 children in a wooden house with no indoor plumbing in the backwoods of Georgia. My grandfather was interested in learning more, so he walked about ten miles from his home to Brunswick several times so he could talk to the missionaries there. He knew the gospel of Jesus Christ was the true gospel restored back to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. The gospel was then taught to all of their children, who all became baptized. My father was one of those 14 children. Although the family didn't have all the luxuries in life, there was much love for each other, and a great love for the gospel. I am so grateful that I have been able to be the recipient of both parents and grandparents who have shown through the lives they have lived what being a Mormon truly is. They have made wonderful homes for their families and have given them the opportunity to make covenants that will allow us all to live together in the eternities. My wife and I have worked hard to do the same in our home. I LOVE being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

As my wife and I started our home together, we had similar goals of wanting a family and definitely having a gospel-centered home. With me continuing my education in the evenings and having very busy church callings, my wife and I were kept very busy with seven children who were born in a little over 11 years. However, our priorities were always to teach our children correct principles and be examples of the gospel in all we said and did. We worked hard together to make our home not only a place of happiness, but a place where the children learned to work hard and become responsible family members and examples in their school and community.