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Hi I'm Dean

I spent most of my growing up years in Oregon. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a dad who really loves his kids and grandkids. I enjoy playing pickleball, 9 Square in the air, hiking and swimming. I spent most of my years living in Oregon

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church all my life but gained my testimony of the Restored Gospel when I was about 15. That year I had an atheist for my english teacher. He tried very hard to destroy everyone's faith in Christ. I decided that I needed to know for myself if Christ was real and if the Church I belonged to was true. I spent many days reading the scriptures and praying and then I fasted for 24 hours, praying many times during that 24 hour period. At the conclusion of my fasting and prayer the Holy Ghost bore witness to me that both Christ was truly the son of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was his restored church on earth. I have had many times when the Spirit reconfirmed those truths

How I live my faith

I was active in my community serving on several community boards. I also volunteer at the hospital emergency room. In the church I have had many callings most dealing with the youth ages 12-18. I did serve for 5 years as the Bishop of our ward. In that calling I helped people come closer to Christ overcoming their weaknesses and helping them with challenges in their lives.