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Hi I'm Gerald

I am a civil engineer, a business owner, a gardener, a distance runner, and a graduate student.

About Me

I am a civil engineer and have owned my own consulting business since 1992. I recently started and completed a master's degree in Public Administration and am halfway through a master's degree in Engineering Management. I love gardening, which is tough in cold Rexburg. I have been married since 1981, have 6 children and 14 grandchildren. I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ means so much to me. I cannot imaging life without knowing where we came from, why we are here, and what lies ahead, and that through the atonement of Christ there is not only hope and joy for the future but also here and now. I know God lives, that Jesus is the Christ, and that they love and care for me. I know these things by the power of the Holy Ghost. I feel that Spirit often at church, while serving in the church, and in every day life as I seek the influence of the Spirit.

How I live my faith

I love to serve. All my life I have enjoyed helping the poor and elderly. It has always brought much joy. In addition to being a shepherd to a few neighbors, I currently have the great privilege of serving as a Mormon bishop to a college single student congregation. It is wonderful to work with these young people.

What is faith?

Faith is a belief in that which is true and is strong enough to cause one to act.If belief, truth, and action are absent, then it is not faith. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Jesus Christ is my Savior, Redeemer, Mediator, and Advocate with the Father. My hope comes in "relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save" (Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 32:19), for I know that "there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent" (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 3:17). That is not merely a hope or rhetoric for me, as I have not only believed it intellectually and through the Spirit in my heart, but in the crucible of adversity that belief has been tried and tested, and I know in whom I believe. These things are taught regularly in Mormonism, in word and Spirit. If that is not Christianity, then I do not know what is. Show more Show less