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Hi I'm Geoff Rhodenizer

I was baptized in Campbelton, New Brunswick. I live in Alberta and I am a Mormon. I have lived and taught school in 5 provinces.

About Me

I am semi-retired. I left teaching and am now working as a Team Leader at a company that works with people with developmental disabilities. I find this work a great benefit because it helps me feel I am giving of myself to others and by doing so I hope I make up for present, past and future weaknesses. I (we) have 3 kids and 9 grand kids with # 10 due in November. I love to play hockey and guitar. I workout regularly and try to eat wisely. I also like to read, especially historical fiction. I graduated from Simonds High School in Saint John, N.B. and The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus. I am the only Mormon in my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel, the reality of the Atonement, and that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have a plan which, if we follow it, will lead us back to their presence with our family and ancestors. The facts of the church just make so much sense that I find it impossible to discount it. If something is true, you can't ignore it. happiness is an absence of guilt or sorrow, it is being able to face each day knowing that you have not done wrong. And even if you do wrong, you can repent.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in a leadership position for an auxiliary. I try to read a chapter of scripture a day and I am a faithful Home Teacher. I wasn't always a Mormon and much of how I behaved in the past comes out. I like what J. Golden Kimball was once purported to say, "I may not walk the straight and narrow, but I cross it every chance I get." Nelson Mandela said," I am not a Saint, unless a Saint is a sinner still trying." I try and sometimes I succeed in being a good Mormon. I do have a testimony of the atonement of Jesus Christ, I have felt its impact directly. I have a testimony of the gospel, the church and the Book of Mormon.