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Hi I'm Eugene Dale Ross

I grew up in California, but also lived for thirty-eight years in Rawlins, Wyoming. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a senior citizen. I am a dad, but more importantly I am a grandfather. I enjoy playing with my grandchildren. I like to play golf and to garden. I enjoy doing family history work. I try to go to the temple at least once a week. I always take names of my personal family members. In the summer I love to be outside. My entire family spends one full week in the mountains camping. I enjoy looking up the results of the swim team where I used to coach.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was eight years old. Eight years later I was attending a seminary class with a wonderful teacher. His ability to teach and to inspire was very unique. You could warm your hands on a cold winter morning by the fire of his testimony. The class was studying the Book of Mormon and for the first time in my life I read, pondered and prayed about it. The testimony I received was a sweet whisper in my heart that the Book of Mormon contained the Word of God. This small start of a testimony grew as the school year progressed and I knew that a most important gift had been given to me. I prayed sincerely each night and felt the Spirit on many occasions. By the end of this school year I knew that the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were true. The years have passed and my experiences have varied. Each learning experience has strengthened my testimony. I am so thankful to my Savior for His Atonement and what it means to me. I love Him for His willingness to do that for me that I could not do for myself. I know that Heavenly Father lives and that He loves His children. I am proud to be a "Mormon". It is a wonderful life being Mormon. I am thankful that I have always been able to ask Heavenly Father for help each time I have needed it. All this because of a Book of Mormon class when I was much younger.

How I live my faith

I have a calling ((responsibility) in my church to give service to the older members of our group. It seems when you get older, health concerns increase. We visit the homes of those with health concerns. I help to organize our group to try to meet these needs. It might just be a visit, but sometimes it could be pulling weeds, painting or repairing. I always have a good feeling when I have helped someone else. One family that I visit is a single mother with children. Most months I end up going by several times to give help and support. I have helped to organize social events for our group members. Getting people together seems to pull the loneliness out and replace it with positive ideas.

What is the priesthood?

Eugene Dale Ross
Whoever would be greatest among you let him be your servant. I like to look at the priesthood as the power of God given to man to serve His fellow men. The priesthood isn't so much a position of honor as it is an opportunity to help others. Show more Show less