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Hi I'm William

I grew up in Gary, Indiana. I am married, a retired engineer and have six children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like being married and having a family. We enjoy getting together for birthdays and holidays. As an engineer for a large company, I enjoyed building and testing solid propellant rocket motors. Now that I am retired, my wife and I do genealogy, hiking, camping and gardening.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (i.e., Mormon church) because I believe that God is the Father of all people on the earth, and that he wants to bless us all when we live a clean and friendly life. I have found that my church helps me to understand how to be a loving family man, a good neighbor and a contributing citizen of my country. I have had many experiences that confirm that living the clean and productive life is worth the effort in time and personal effort because I can see the good that comes to my family and neighbors. I have had experiences that confirm to me that God does reward those who diligently seek his help and who do all that they can to live the moral life. I have seen quiet miracles in my own life when I was at my wits end and God answered my prayers, allowing me to overcome failures and move on. I have learned that the statements of Jesus Christ as written in the Bible and the Book of Mormon are correct and reliable. God is a God of love, encouragement, justice and mercy. I love Him. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I enjoy teaching Boy Scouts and others about camping, hiking and emergency skills. My wife and I recently taught a merit badge class in Emergency Preparedness. I also like to visit and assist people in our neighborhood, whether they just need a friendly visit, or some simple plumbing or computer help. As I get out and visit people, I feel that our neighborhood is a more friendly place. In our church service, we often have the opportunity to share messages of faith and encouragement. Occasionally, I volunteer at a local church-sponsored cannery or dairy to produce foods that are donated to those in need. These production facilities meet the high standards of quality that are required by the US Food & Drug Administration, so that I have confidence in the products we make.