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Hi I'm Bruce

Born and raised in California. Moved to Utah for College and stayed. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am presently retired, having worked in the manufacturing and printing industries most of my career. I have also worked in the aerospace industry. After graduation from college I owned and operated two restaurants for several years. I love to learn and try to do so by reading and traveling to new places. I enjoy cooking, doing family history research, photography and computer tecnology.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was growing up I did not know much about the "Mormons". I thought that they we something like the Amish that I had seen in the east when I traveled with my family. While in high school, in California, I met a Mormon girl. We dated for a couple of years and after high school, we married. During that time I had the opportunity to learn about her church. My perceptions turned out to be quite wrong. I found a church that was dedicated to living the teachings of Jesus Christ as well has one that had the authority to administer sacred ordinances that helped families strive to live a goal of eternal life with their Father in Heaven. I found that the church membership consisted of individuals who we striving to help others to love one another as they themselves tried to be better people. I found them accepting of all people and while not necessarily condoning the sins of others, trying to love all people no matter what their weaknesses may be. Everywhere I visited and went to church, I found people who loved their Savior Jesus Christ and wanted to be like him. I am thankful that I found the Mormon Church. My life was going in a direction where I was making choices that could prove harmful to me and I did seem to have any real direction. I will be eternally grateful to a young lady who stood by her principles and helped me change direction.

How I live my faith

To me, living my faith is all about service. Whether it is service to my family, a neighbor, my ward congregation or someone that I don't even know, the essence of living my faith is being able to help others. I have for many years in scouting, as a Sunday School teacher and in several leadership positions, most recently as the Bishop of our Ward. I have also worked extensively as an instructor and consultant helping people research their genealogical roots. I am leaving in a month or so to serve for one year helping to preserve family history and genealogical information so that it can be ultimately posted to the internet for all who desire to search and learn about their ancestry may do so.