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Hi I'm Wade

I grew up as an Idaho farm boy. I later retired as a mechanical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in an LDS community, but was not active in my faith until later in life. At around the age of 30 I married a nonmember. Through the care and support of our friends my wife and I gradually gained a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Over time we were able to have our family sealed for time and eternity in the Temple and have strived to raise our family as active members of the Mormon church. Our activity and membership in the church has been and continues to be a great blessing for our marriage, our children and our grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

Early in my marriage my wife and I encountered some difficulties which led to an early divorce. Fortunately we were able to resolve our differences and were remarried and remain married today after 39 years. At the time of these early challenges I came to a realization that if we were to be successful our marriage needed to be based on a firm foundation of shared beliefs and goals. For me that meant basing our lives and marriage on the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Although my wife was a nonmember when we were married she was later baptized into the church and we began the process of building our family around living the gospel and following the Savior. This continues to be my reason for being a member of the church. I can't think of a better foundation upon which to build a marriage and a family that will stand the test of both time and eternity.

How I live my faith

Since becoming an active member of the LDS church I have received numerous opportunities to serve in a variety of callings and responsibilities. Each successive calling has provided an opportunity to learn more about the gospel and to strengthen our testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ. My most challenging call came later in my life when I was asked to serve as Bishop of our ward. As Bishop I worked with all of our members including the youth, young adults, and married adults. I counseled with many individuals and couples as their Priesthood leader. I learned to rely upon the Spirit of my Heavenly Father to give guidance and encouragement to help them resolve personal and financial problems. These experiences strengthened my own testimony and I think made me a better husband and father. I am grateful for my opportunities to serve that have come to me and my family as members of the Mormon church. I am also grateful for the standards of our church which provide a guide for righteous living. These too continue to be a blessing to me and my family.