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Hi I'm Paul

I love to read on my free time, I am a Baseball player and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For as long as I can remember I have always loved reading during my free time, and playing a game of chess anytime I am not reading. As you can tell from the previous hobbies mentioned I wasn't really into athletics growing up as a child, until I was about 9 years old and discovered a new love: BASEBALL, and I continue to play the game today.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this church, but I wouldn't be apart of this church if my grandmother wasn't visited by the lds missionaries and converted and baptized into the gospel. So, you can say I'm a Mormon by default, but when my family and I lost my younger brother when he was only 7 weeks old my family was stricken with grief and sorrow, and as you can probably imagine our faith was a little shaken and unsteady. I was only 5 years old at the time but I witnessed something amazing and beautiful during those tough days; my parents pulled our family together to pray and read the scriptures, and I often saw my parents pray individually as a couple. They prayed for the strength to continue; they prayed for understanding and clarity; they prayed for comfort. From the scriptures our family was strengthened and the eternal phrase: " Families can be Together Forever " , meant something more than just words we sang together as a family and at church meetings. Slowly our grief and our sorrow began to subside, and slowly those feelings soon began to be replaced with a firm and unshakable understanding that we would see my brother again and live as a family together for all eternity. In our darkest moments as a family our faith was stronger than ever and we continue to live as a happy family to this day. I am not saying everything will be easy in life, because no one is immune to the trials and afflictions life has to offer. But I know from personal experience that if we turn to the Lord in those times of trial and affliction we will feel his love and his grace, and through this we will be given the strength to continue and endure. I believe this things to be true with all my heart and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending the regular church meetings every Sunday and giving 100% of my efforts and time to my calling as an assistant to the Ward Clerk. I also live my faith by striving to be a better example to others through my actions, studying and pondering the scriptures, standing up for my beliefs and seeking divine help and guidance through personal prayer. I also live my faith by respecting all other faiths and religions, and looking for opportunities to share my faith and beliefs with others.