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Hi I'm Ted

I am teacher, father, physically active, and love being a Morman.

About Me

I am a first generation American, father of five and step father of 9. I am 58 years old. I lost one of my Sons and my first wife to cancer. I am happily remarried to my wife Denise for the last 12 years. All of our 13 children are grown and out of the home. I love to be actively involved with sports, camping boating fishing and love to travel. I live in the Buffalo area and work in Jamestown as a teacher. I also am am a part time contractor who remodels and fixes homes.

Why I am a Mormon

I lost my father when I was 13 years old. I was confused on the subject of religion and where my father was, if anywhere. This is despite the fact that I attended church every week of my life up to that point. I did not have any relationship with God. I prayed to for a year to see if there was a God. I was about to give up when I met with Mormon missionaries who taught where did I come from, why was I here and where was I going after I die. It was the first time that I felt anything spiritual and as I studied more about the Mormon church I received strong witnesses from the Holy Ghost that this church is true. I was astonished that God really did exist and that he had a plan for me and the missionaries said that there was something important the Lord had for me to do on this earth. I pray daily that I am doing his will.

How I live my faith

I have held numerous positions in the Mormon church. I have been a stake physical activities director, primary chorister, Sunday school teacher, counselor in the elders organization, counselor to a Bishop, missionary coordinator, Boy Scout Cub and Scout leader, etc. One of my favorite things I have done is get involved in various musicals and plays put on by our church. Being in these various positions has afforded me the opportunity to be involved in service projects and numerous activities in the last 40 + years. I love to work in the church and to help other people.