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Hi I'm Victor R. Holove

I am Victor III, my dad is Victor II and my son is Victor IV and his son is Benjamin Victor Holove, so Victor V. I am from Indiana

About Me

I am a masters swimmer. I have been swimming on a masters swim team (Noblesville Area Swim Team Inc) for 19 years. In 2013 I took 10th in the nation in the 200 butterfly at short course nationals swim meet. For work I am a college instructor for a Community College in Indiana and teach automotive service management. Also, I am a recruiter of automotive students and go to about 100 schools a year in Indiana to present automotive careers to students. I am also an academic advisor for students. I also work for the YMCA in my area and am the head swim coach for the youth swim team, ages 7 to 15. I am also a swim instructor and teach swim skills to individuals from ages 3 to 72. I have been married for over 30 years and we have 5 children, 4 of which we raised, and 1 was a still born in 1996. We have 4 grand children and love being a grandfather. We have one son left at home who is in middle school, and the rest our grown up and on there own. Family is very important to me, and love my wife and our children very much. My friend Lance from high school in Michigan (now my brother in law) introduced me to the LDS church in high school and I joined the church at age 18, about 6 months after high school. Fifteen months after I joined the church I went on a mission for the church and serviced in South Carolina (1980-82). Loved my mission presidents, they helped me become the person that I am. They taught me how to serve others. Five months after my mission I was married!

Why I am a Mormon

I belonged to a church in high school, and didn't really get much from it. When my friend talked to me about his church, the LDS church, I could feel something different. However, I didn't identify that until it was gone. My friend left for college at Michigan State University, and I felt a void, something missing. I called him and said that I was interested in learning more about his church, and took the missionary discussions. I studied very intensely for two months, and then joined the church and was baptized November 25, 1978. Sounds like a long time ago, and it is, but doesn't seem like it to me. Since joining the church I served a mission (1980 - 82), was married in the temple in Washington DC Aug 17, 1982, have been active in the church ever since, have had 2 children get married in the temple. Temple marriage is so important because it is eternal marriage, not just marriage for this life only. I know that eternal marriage is real. We also do temple work for our family to link family relationships eternally as well. The most important thing is personal study time and prayer, but it is really hard to do every day because life is so busy, but it is really important. I have scriptures on my phone and sometimes have to grab that time here and there. When I can take the time and study at home it is so much better. I feel differently when I can take the time to do this. It is the key to personal development. Raising a family in the church really does make a difference. It doesn't mean you won't have life issues with children, because you do. But, it helps you to feel comforted to know that you have done all you know how to do to raise them in a good environment, and grounds them in a faith that they will live in or return to in time. Our older children remember the family home evenings we had and how they learned things, sang children's hymns, did activities, went to games, and ate ice cream on a regular basis. Living with faith is important to me!

How I live my faith

In the church I serve as the President of the Stake Sunday School. A stake is like a region of the church that has 12 wards or branches in it. I work with teachers of classes to help them become more effective teachers, or so I attempt to do so. I teach classes at various wards or branches at various times and try to relate the lessons to the members of the class. I believe you have to go prepared, not just having studied the materials of the lesson, but spiritually prepared with the Lord's spirit with me to effective teach. Previous I serviced as Stake Employment Specialist, and helped individuals with there job search and even taught employment workshops. I have serviced in many capacities in the church and it has helped me to be a better person and to grow in my faith. Service is the key to growth in my opinion.