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Hi I'm Don

I grew up in Central Washington, Joined the Mormon Church in 1978. I retired from the Air Force in 2012.

About Me

I am a father of four with 14 Grand children. I retired in 2012 from the US Air Force. I enjoy anything that has to do wit the outdoors. I hike, fish, hunt, and take lots of pictures. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my children and grandchildren and my many brothers and sisters. In my spare time I enjoy tying fishing flies. This is a great way to spend cold winter evenings. I work with wood and spend a great deal of time in my shop attempting to create useful things. I live on the side of a mountain fifteen miles from town because I enjoy being away from the crowds of town.

Why I am a Mormon

When I originally joined this church it was because I was in great need of something to erase all the doubts and misconceptions I had about God and the Savior. My personal life was spiraling downward very rapidly. When a close friend introduced me to the Gospel I wanted nothing to do with it but as time went on and he showed me more and more about what the Gospel really was I began to realize that this was what I was looking for. After listening to my friend and several LDS missionary I decided that I needed this and on 10 June 1978 I was baptized and became a member. After all these years I am still an active member because the truth is still the truth.

How I live my faith

Living one's faith in my opinion is something we should do on a daily basis by the example we set for others. If I can walk away from someone I have just met and they can say to themselves, "that is someone I would like to know or visit with" then I am living my faith. I have been a member of the Church since 1978 and have spent a great majority of that time working wit the young men in the church. I spent 18 years in the scouting program. I currently serve as the financial clerk in our small church unit here and I also am in a leadership position with the older men here. Maybe that means I'm getting old. Genealogy is an important part of our church and I spend a great deal of time doing research to locate and know my ancestors.