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Hi I'm Warren Ward

I'm a Mormon. I haven't always been one. I was 23 when I found the church. 24 years later it was the best decision of my life!

About Me

I joined the Navy in 1967. I wanted to do my part. I served in Vietnam both in country and on Yankee Station off of Haiphong Harbor. I was an Electronics Technician in the Naval Security Group (a CTM). I got a great education in the navy and some wonderful experiences visiting foreign countries. Today I am an Electro-Optical Engineer. I received my B.S.E.E. from San Diego State University in 1982. I built the largest marine electronics company in San Diego, CA. I took care of the electronics on the tuna boats in San Diego. I finished my degree about the same time Jimmy Carter chased the tuna business overseas. I then went to work for Coopervision Diagnostics in San Diego. There I designed diagnostic instruments for Ophthalmology. I still do that today with my own business. In 1988 I was a consultant for Stanford Research Institute, International and took over some technology they had developed for NASA and built a company around it. I build the world standard for eye movement research. I tell people I can tell which side of a period you are looking at in real time. I also service an instrument I developed at Coopervision that was purchased by Rodenstock in Germany. I love being an engineer and have wanted to be one since I as a Cub Scout and built the one-tube and two-tube radios. I was hooked. I am ham radio operator since I was 15. I also held a FCC Radiotelegraph license. Electronics and Optics are my life. The church rounds it out perfectly!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is true! Joseph Smith really was a prophet. He was not perfect, but his flaws are like everyone else's. I love him as a brother who saw the Father and the Son and was a witness to the greatest event of our times! Restoration of the church and kingdom of God on the earth! He has taught me more about my Savior than I could ever have learned elsewhere. I read the Book of Mormon every day and have come to appreciate that it is written for our day and is an actual guide for these latter times. It is a big part of my morning ritual, along with prayer. As I see the world falling apart around me, I see the Lord's hand in preserving His people. The churches, the temples, the saints of God all working together to get the word out to the rest of the world. Four of my children, plus my wife, have served full-time missions. In our home we speak Spanish, French, Swedish, Korean, and Chinese. The blessings of the gospel are innumerable! My life has meaning, direction, purpose, and confidence that I am going the right direction.

How I live my faith

In 1971 I found the church. I was dating an inactive member of the church in Puerto Rico, where I was stationed' As things were progressing, so I thought, I went to my chaplain to find out how compatible a Mormon and a Presbyterian would be. He told me he did not know anything about the church, but he was impressed with the way the missionaries went out at 19 years old for two years at their own expense. He sent me to a member that I knew on base and he called the missionaries. The missionaries came by a week later and knocked on my door. I let them in and they told me about the discussions. I told them I didn't want to join their church; I just wanted to know how compatible a Mormon and a Presbyterian would be. But I agreed to take the lessons. The first lesson was about the Prophet Joseph Smith. I immediately KNEW it was true, and I got excited! Then they told me about the Book of Mormon. Again I got EXCITED to know there were more scriptures. A month later I was baptized in San Juan Harbor and 5 months later I was an Elder. I never looked back! It has not been an easy life. My first wife left the church and me! She took 3 of the four kids with her. I spent a lot of time on my knees and crying over this. I knew the value of an eternal marriage. One of the kids came back to the church and is active today. I have been Elder's Quorum President, High Priest Group Leader, taught Seminary, been in a Bishopric and a Branch Presidency, and now I work in the Temple once a week with my wife. I have 10 kids, five of which I adopted from my wife. We live in an area rich in church history. My wife and I are the Ward Employment Specialists and hold classes from the amazing church program of Starting and Improving your business. We also work with the Stake to help people improve their financial situation. We are also active politically and were delegates to the state convention for Ron Paul. We feel it our mission for further the cause of liberty!

What is being a Mormon like?

Warren Ward
Being a Mormon is knowing where you came from, why you are here, and where are you going after this life. Plus, it is wonderful to know you are led by an prophet of God and that the direction of the world may not be the direction I should be going. I don't have to worry that I am doing something that might have eternal consequences, as the prophets have made so many things clear, such as abortion, drugs, immorality, etc. I am not guessing. I know! Being a Mormon gives me confidence. I used to wonder if anyone but the preacher would go to heaven. He seemed to be the only one doing anything! The church gives me plenty of good things to do. I get to service my fellow man in so many ways. I do service projects, I visit the homes of several members each month to see if they need any help (home teaching), I work on family history to make sure my ancestors have the same opportunities I had, and I work in the temple once a week with my wife to help others do sacred ordinances for their kindred dead. There is a world of opportunities to serve both the living and the dead. And I get to be around the best men and women on the planet on a regular basis! Show more Show less