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Hi I'm Bill Belshe

I was born in Arizona but grew up in New Mexico and Colorado. I have traveled the world but I am a cowboy at heart. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful woman who has brought much joy to my life. I am a father of 3 boys and a daughter. I could not be more proud of them. I have 10 wonderful grandchildren. I worked in power plants for 30 years as an Electrician/Instrument Journeyman and later became the Maintenance Manager. I have a BS degree in Industrial Technology. I love working with my hands and have developed many hobbies and talents such as woodworking, leatherwork, wood & stone turning, gunsmithing, and knife making. I love horses and had a small 55 acre ranch for many years until recently when my wife and I decided to go an a mission. I am told that I sing well and I like to dance. I love to fish and hunt. But most of all I love the quiet and solitude of the mountains. I love to pack into wilderness areas with my horses and spend several days just fishing and relaxing.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be one. I am a Christian. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the son of a living God. Our Heavenly Father sent His Son to the earth to atone for our sins. It is only through the blood Christ that we can be washed clean of our sins. I know that there is a prophet and apostles on the earth who lead and guide us. What a great blessing! In a world of trouble and turmoil we can be given guidance by a living prophet. God truly loves us and is the same yesterday, today, and forever. At 14 yrs old my father passed away. I struggled with life and started heading down wrong paths. But at 18 I made a change in my life and chose to turn to Christ. I have never regretted it. I made mistakes along the way. I repented of my mistakes and let the atonement work in my life. Just like everyone I am tempted by satan, I am not immune. But I know who I can turn to for strength to overcome those temptations, our Savior. And I am assured that He will give me guidance through His living prophet and apostles. And by following Christ's teachings I can find true joy in this life and hope for eternal life with my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I believe that God has given us our talents to be used in service to others and I have always tried to implement that gospel principal in my life. All along the way I have either developed new talents or strengthened those I have. Our lives are full of opportunities to serve one another. I try to be aware of the needs of my family and my neighbors and use my talents to help out. When I was young I asked my mother "what are talents?" Her answer was "the gifts God has given you whether it is singing, woodworking, or just an ability to listen to others, they are those abilities you can use to serve others and your community." Some talents just come naturally but others are learned and developed. Some talents we have and use for a lifetime and others come in different periods of life. But all of these talents work in harmony to make us better sons and daughters of God. Never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to learn new things because the Comforter will be there to lift you. I am involved in my church and in my community. I love doing both and try to not waste my time in trivial things. In church I have served in many ways such as being a teacher of many different groups from youth to adults, being a Boy Scout leader, to being a member of church leadership councils. In the community I have served on non profit boards such as Boys & Girls Club. I have served as a committee member and Chapter Chairman for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. In my neighborhood I help my neighbors with electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and automotive needs. In my family I help my own brothers and sisters in their needs. I continue to be a father to my grown children, not telling them what to do, but giving them counsel, love and support and allowing them to live their own lives. I try to exemplify Christ in my life.