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Hi I'm Weldon Papa

I'm a happy grandpa, a retired school principal, AND I'm a Mormon...a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I am a 68 year old retired Elementary School Principal and Director of Special Education. I loved my work in two different school districts over 31 years, but now I am doing what really counts. I'm a full time grandpa; a Home Teacher of 3 sweet widows ages 105, 96 and 83; a temple ordinance worker and sealer; and better neighbor than ever. My dear sweetheart of 45 years and I grow and eat a plentiful vegetable garden, preserve and eat peaches and pears from our small orchard, and help raise grandchildren. When time allows, I love to make home improvements, jog, bike and hike. One of my favorite activities with grandchildren is to help them develop a love for the greatest game of all: BASEBALL.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints is His church. He is the center of it. He organized it, and leads it through living apostles and prophets. I heed and follow His prophets. The Gift of the Holy Ghost is received by baptized members of the church. The Priesthood Ordinances essential for my salvation and exaltation are here. Latter-Day Saint temples are houses of the Lord where families are sealed together forever, both the living and those who have departed this life. I am sealed to my sweetheart and children for eternity through these sacred temple ordinances. The church helps us be self-reliant, and prepares my children and grandchildren to live good lives. I just feel incredibly happy, secure, and part of the Lord's Kingdom on earth in His Church.

How I live my faith

I take my covenants with God very seriously. In doing so I have taken the name of Jesus Christ upon myself and strive to be His true disciple by treating and serving others the way He would like me to. I strive to have charity, the true love of Christ toward my fellowmen. With each person I cross paths with, I think of them as a son or daughter of God, and act toward them accordingly. I pray each day that heaven will help me recognize people whom I can help by cheering them up, feeding them, share the truth with them, or simply doing them a good favor. I feel good when I have the opportunity to help someone, and love their responses.