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Hi I'm Anthony

I am the oldest of 16 kids. I have an MBA and 7 kids. I run, take photos, ride motorcycles, and I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 16 children. I have been divorced and remarried and have 7 children. I work hard at being a dad and trying to make a meaningful impact on my children's lives each day. I have a Master's degree and really enjoy learning new things. I try to learn as much as I can so that I can not only support my family, but so I can help my children out as they go through school, hobbies and life. We enjoy watching movies, building with Legos, playing Pokemon together and doing science projects together. I had a health scare a few years ago and took up running to help me be healthier and to live longer. Since then I've run multiple races, become much healthier, and have found great opportunities for getting outside. I enjoy photography and have been very lucky to share some very special days with some very special people. I've also been able to capture my little family's special moments, as well as document how quickly they are all growing up. I'm the grandson of Mexican immigrants who worked hard to provide all they could to their children and grandchildren. My life has been so blessed from those who've come before me in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace and meaning that the gospel brings to my life. I'm by no means perfect, but I know that through the atonement of our Lord and Savior that one day I can return to live with God and my family again. Something that I value more than anything is protecting and doing whatever I can for my family. When I read the scriptures, and when I attend church meetings, and listen to the prophet speak I feel peace, and I know that I'm doing what I am supposed to do in order to lay the groundwork to be with my family forever. I know that they will be able to choose for themselves what they will do with their lives, but I know that I will always be able to look into their eyes knowing that I shared what I value most with them. I value the peace and comfort that I feel as I live the principles found in the scriptures and as I pray more to God, and as I learn more about Christ my savior. The more that I learn, the more I value my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father. I'm so grateful for the opportunity that I have to pray and to have that very special interaction with God. I always know that he listens... I always know that he's there... I always know that he knows who I am. I choose to go to church because I want to feel the peace I feel there. I choose to pray because I love having that interaction with my Father in Heaven. I know that what I feel is real, and I know that being a Mormon has made all the difference in my life!

How I live my faith

I currently am serving in our church as a teacher of the 11/12 year old boys. Along with 2 others we teach the youth each Sunday. I also help those in my ward will are looking for employment. These opportunities to serve have been a great source of happiness for me. It's not always easy, but doing these things has always been worth it. I just wish I could do more to serve those around me, and that I was even better at the service opportunities that I have now. My most important calling is being a father to my children. Teaching them how to be good people, and members of the community is so important to me. We talk about going to church and being kind to others. When we are out in public we talk about the many situations we run into and how we can be more Christlike to those we interact with. No matter what personal accomplishments I may have, the most important thing that I will accomplish is raising my children to be good people.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Being a Mormon is pretty much just like anyone else's life. We wake up and go to work just like everyone else. We work hard to spend quality time with our family. We spend time playing games, or watching movies, or going to the park. We go and see movies in the movie theater. In addition to those things, we as a family pray together, and attend church on Sunday. We really spend most our time as parents trying to provide the best life possible to our children and we try to help them learn what's important so that they can grow up to be good members of society and the community. In addition to all that we do with our families, we share the gospel with those around us. The driving force for why we share the gospel is that we want everyone around us to be happy, and to have the same peace that we have. Show more Show less