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Hi I'm Paul Salisbury

I grew up in the valley around Salt Lake City. I love my family and the beauty of this area. I love to travel. I am a mormon.

About Me

I have four children and one grandchild. I have been happily married for nearly 31 years. Two children are married (hopefully a few more grandchildren will come in our near future). I have three sons and one daughter. My youngest son is currently serving a mission in the Philippines. Education is important in our family. The three oldest have gone to three different universities. One has graduated. The other two will graduate within the next year. Our youngest, who is serving in the Philippines, will begin college studies upon his return from his mission. I graduated college with a finance degree and started a financial consulting company. I enjoy helping people make wise decisions. I love the outdoors--hiking, off-road motorcycle riding, mountain biking, and snow sports. I served a mission as a young man in Paris, France and other nearby cities. What a beautiful country with beautiful people. I still speak french reasonably well. It was a blessing in my life to see the culture and history of such beautiful cities. Not only do I have an amazing immediate family, my parents and brothers and sisters are great too. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by loving wonderful people--including family, neighbors, business associates, and friends. This is what makes my life feel so rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ brings great blessings in my life. To know that Christ said he came not to condemn but to save us and to help us have a more abundant life is something I believe with all my heart. At the most fundamental level, we are taught that we are children of our Heavenly Father. I believe this to be true. I believe that we are on earth for a divine purpose. I know that we can return to live with our Father in Heaven again if we become clean from the sins of this world. The only way to do this is through the grace of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I thank God often that I have the opportunity to repent (change and become more like Jesus Christ) and to be clean from sin. What a blessing to not be judged of God in my worst moments. As we make covenants to follow Jesus Christ in baptism and as we learn about from where we come, I ask myself, "If I am really a child of God, what do I do about it?" What do I do about it? I choose to do my utmost to follow Jesus Christ. I make mistakes often but feel the blessings that come from trying. I feel the abundant life that He promised by partaking of the "living water." He (Jesus Christ) boldly stated that He is the way the truth and the life and that no man cometh unto the Father but by Him. I can boldly state that I know that I am a child of God, that he has sent me here with a purpose, and that nothing is impossible if I will just try. Things may be hard--just not impossible. As I plow through hard, I come to know God, I grow, and I become more like my Savior Jesus Christ. This is my hope. This is my prayer. This is why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I love sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who may not understand the church nor those who may not follow Jesus Christ. I served in the France Paris Mission as a young man. This was a formative time in my life and a great blessing. Since then, I have served as a Scoutmaster working with young scouts for four years. Camping and working on merit badges and helping young men learn how to be dedicated good men is a great privilege. I served in other callings that have been a blessing in my life as I have worked with like minded people to improve the world around us through countless hours of service projects and simple and small tasks with the objective of just trying to make a difference. I served for over ten years in the same Bishopric working with neighbors and friends in our small community. It has been wonderful to get to know members of the church and those of other faiths and serve side-by-side to make our neighborhood a great place to live. As we focus on being Christlike and to love each other, great relationships have been the result. Recently, I have been asked to preside over a mission for the church called the West Virginia Charleston mission serving with young and senior missionaries. It includes working with and directing missionaries in nearly 70 cities in parts of six states in and around West Virginia. I will leave my employment. My wife and I will leave family and friends for three years. It really is a small amount of time in the grand scheme of things. Right now, it seems a bit overwhelming but we feel the sustaining influence of family and great friends (members and non-members alike). I truly believe that their is nothing like the work of missionaries anywhere in the world. I don't know this area of the United States but all I hear is how beautiful it is and how wonderful the people are. It really is about the people. I so look forward to being involved at this level in this great missionary effort.