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I have lived in Utah almost all my life and have loved it. I am now a father of 2 and married to a wonderful young lady named Natalie. I graduated from BYU in 2007 and am now a full time web consultant.
Growing up in the Mormon faith my parents taught me all that they could. I wasn't really the rebellious type and I did my best to avoid things/substances that would cloud my judgment. However, as it is with all young men that come of age and begin to think for themselves, I wanted to know as my parents knew that the Church we belonged to was in fact, the true church of Jesus Christ. Its not that I doubted what I had been taught, I just wanted my own confirmation. Then, in simple prayer, I asked for a confirmation and I felt in my heart what I had felt so many times growing up, but never so strong and direct as was this response to my petition. I knew as I still know and as I will always know that this church is true, and that by living a life parallel to what is taught in this church I will be following Jesus Christ, and will one day return to live with Him, Heavenly Father, and my family forever.
I have been blessed with an immense amount of peace and happiness in my life as a direct result of the faith I have in Jesus Christ. I know that I am just as prone to accidents, disappointments and tragedies as the next person. I make mistakes and have my own personal struggles. However, I am full of peace because I know that Jesus Christ has made it possible to lay my burdens on Him. I remember in Uruguay as a full time missionary a woman that was sitting in front of her house sipping mate. She greeted us cordially, and as we began to get to know her she felt comfortable enough to tell us of the difficult times she had fallen on. She wept as she shared of the recent deaths of family members, lack of work and an ability to financially provide for her family. As we shared the message of peace and happiness through faith in Christ, this woman's eyes illuminated with hope, and eventually she was able to find peace in whatever her circumstances.
Aside from doing my best to be a strong leader and example in my home, I try my best to do whatever I am asked to within our ward. I currently teach the 8-9 year olds in Sunday school and love every minute of it. I often find that I can learn a lot from their stories and examples, that is, when I can get them to sit still in their chairs.