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I'm married with 4 wonderful children and an amazing wife. I'm more than 15 years into my career after my wife and I attended Brigham Young University just after we got married in 1995. Prior to that, I spent 2 years in South Chile to server people I love and now miss dearly. My kids are not for sale, but they do try my patients on occasion. Our Heavenly Father has a wonderful way of reminding me that I was a challenge to my parents growing up. My wife and I want to selfishly keep the blessings that come from constantly trying to overcome the challenges of raising our children. I have been an IT Auditor, and now work in Information Technology Security & Compliance, and I'm always looking to fix broken processes. Lets just say my wife likes it when I leave my work at the office. I enjoy sports, camping, and traveling with my family.
I was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1981 when I was 8 years old. My father baptized me, and he held an unbroken chain of Holy Priesthood authority to perform the ordnance. I have documented in my journal that chain of authority which is linked to Jesus Christ. I did not fully recognize the gem I had when I was baptized regarding the truth of the doctrines taught by the LDS church. It wasn't until I was in my mid to late teen years that I more fervently listened to that still small voice that told me the teachings were true. I am especially thankful for the Book of Mormon, which I read cover to cover when I was about 18. I owe my love of the Savior Jesus Christ to that book, because it truly does testify of Him. I am a Mormon (which is a nick name for the LDS church) because I have prayed about the core doctrines taught, which center around Christ, and have received undeniable answers that they are true. I'm humbled to be counted among the believers, and have no concerns of what the world thinks regarding my convictions. I know my redeemer lives, and comforts me each day. He is my advocate with the Father, and has purchased for me with his blood, sweat, and tears a ticket for my entrance into his and my Father's kingdom if I will but continually and sincerely repent, and follow Him.
I have taught children in the primary (ages 3-11) on and off for the last 12 years, I served in an Elders Quorum Presidency that oversaw adult male members and their service work to other members, have taught youth ages 12-17 from the Old Testament, and have been in the Young Men's Presidency working with Deacon age boys (12) as well as in scouting. Over the years, I have been assigned to care for and home teach anywhere from 5-10 families, some of which are single men. Most recently I was asked to serve as a member of the Stake High Council assigned to a Spanish speaking branch. I support my wife in her assignment as a leader in the primary overseeing cub scout age kids. I attend weekly Sunday service meetings where I take the sacrament in remembrance of what the Savior of the world did/does for me, and to renew my baptismal promises I made to Him. Since I can't totally repay him, I try to spend the week serving others. Because I fall short each week, the weekly cycle continues, but I feel my Savior's love as I strive to ask, "what would He want me to do today?". I ponder and pray for the answer to that question daily, and strive to listen to His answers. I especially find joy in sharing my love of the Savior with others not of my faith, to among other things, remove any doubt in their minds that might cause them to think that I am not a Christian. Nothing could be further from the truth.