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Hi I'm Patrick

I am a Mormon, a grandpa, and a blessed husband of a beautiful wife.

About Me

I love to carve wood, find and become more acquainted with my ancestors, and tickle grand-kids. I have enjoyed being a bicycle enthusiast during the last 30 years. I love to raise tomatoes. My working years included: + serving in the US Air Force, + operating an upholstery shop, and + auditing

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ guides and directs the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That knowledge has grown and matured over the last 45 years. My parents were Mormons and fine examples of Christianity, but my my deep love for and commitment to Jesus and Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints came after I left home. During my military service overseas I was serving in a place where my young family could not go and it was quite difficult for me to be without them.. Without my sweet wife or my parents to be with I learned to rely on the love of Jesus Christ through study and prayer. The Church was also there, albeit a very small group of 15 - 20 other airmen and soldiers, and helped me to increase my knowledge of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I've had a wonderful opportunity, lasting three years, to help others find or upgrade employment. During that time I worked with anyone needing help who came to the LDS Employment Resources Services Center in Welfare Square near downtown Salt Lake City. The folks I worked with included immigrants, the homeless, and ex-offenders. During that time I worked with the poorest of the poor, those needing help in getting started again after major mistakes in life, and those hoping to get started in this new country. I learned to love them as my brothers and felt the joy of following the guidance in !John 3:16-19. As a new chapter in my life's service begins, I will be helping those wanting to find and know their ancestors while serving the Lord in a mission in the temple square area.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The purpose of Church welfare is to promote self-reliance and to care for and serve the poor and needy. For assistance, recipients are encouraged to work (when able) so that they are blessed and can bless the lives of others. Work is a guiding principle in the Church's welfare program. I served at the Church's Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, which was the location of the beginning of the welfare program. It is still a vital part in helping those in need to become self reliant. My service there helping others find work or better their employment was very rewarding and showed me the Church's commitment to help the poor and needy as Christ did. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Throughout history, God has chosen prophets, such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, and others, to teach the gospel and direct His Church (Amos 3:7). It is no different today. We all need God’s guidance in a world that is sometimes confusing. Because God loves His children, He continues to send living prophets. Joseph Smith (1805–44) was the first prophet of our time. Thomas S. Monson is God’s chosen prophet today. I truly believe that President Monson is a living prophet of God. Just as God led the Israelites out of slavery and to a better place through His prophet Moses, He leads His children today into happier, more peaceful lives when they choose to follow His living prophet. We invite you to listen to the words of living prophets and consider how knowing God’s will can benefit your life. Show more Show less