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Hi I'm Bruce

Retired Cop, HVAC Tech, Actor, and "Dad" to 17 Children

About Me

With mine hers and ours my wife and I have raised a total of 17 children including triplets. We are down to 7 at home now so consider our house kind of quiet. I'll never forget my wife crying when we could take one of three leaves out of the table. I am a semi-retired police officer from a major metropolitan city and we now live on a small "homestead" in western Tennessee. The entire family is very active in theater. My wife is a costume designer and seamstress, I do tech work and stage craft and we both act as do most of our children. Love motorcycles, swing and ballroom dance and about anything outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church as an adult. I have always felt that we as humans were dualist in nature (Separate and distinct body and being or soul) and always believed there was "something" more out there but never knew what. I attended a variety of churches and studied various philosophies and religions in college but never found anything that fit. By the time I began visiting with the missionaries I had decided that Jesus Christ was real and was my savior but so many doctrines of churches I visited were uncomfortable to me and did not ring true with my feeling regarding what I read in the new testament; the Trinity being the prime example. As I studied the Book of Mormon and saw how it was a perfect companion to and clarified The Holy Bible and more importantly began feeling and understanding the testifying spirit of the Holy Ghost I knew I had found the most true church that could ever be on earth.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith primarily by focusing my life on service to others. I try to never pass up an opportunity to do something for others. This was brought home to me by one of my daughters when at a youth activity all the daughters were talking about traits of their fathers they love and all focused on playing with their children etc. and my daughter said to the effect of she love how her dad always stops on the road or anywhere to help others. They may not always hear or listen but they always see. My formal responsibilities in church involve coordinating the Sunday teachers in our men's organization and overseeing those whose responsibility it is to visit other families in the church each month to bring them a spiritual message and ensure the family is doing well and is not in need of any assistance they may be hesitant to ask for.