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I am a Educational Doctorate Student and an educator. I love the online education programs and help to develop online education. I coached Collegiate Water Polo, High School Water Polo and Age-group Water Polo. I had the opportunity to work with the Olympic Development for the USA Water Polo Assocation for several years. I coached Swimming for several years as well. I am a Father and have and amazing wife and children. I love to read.
I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Yet, I too had to find out for myself the truthfulness of the gospel. When I was in High School, I really wanted to know if the Book of Momron was true. My wise mother gave me such great advise to ask Heavenly Father. I had read the Book of Mormon and had been a member my whole life yet I felt I needed to know for myself and knew that God would give me an answer. I knelt down at my bedside and thanks Heavenly Father for my blessings, and then poured out my heart to Him seeking His help. The answer came, it was the most amzaing feeling and voice in my heart that simply told me The Book of Mormon was true! I remember that everytime I read the Book of Mormon, as I feel that Spirit continue to tell me it is true. Since then, I have had several experiences that have added to that one, each a simple feeling or event that has borne witness to me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Church let by Jesus Christ, that we have Apostles and Prophets on the earth, and that the Priesthood is a real power from God.
Joseph Smith is one of my Hero's! I believe that he was a called and chosen prophet of God, just like Moses, Elijah, etc. I love that Joseph Smith was human, that he honestly didn't know what he was supposed to do, which led him to seek the guidance and direction of Heavenly Father. The first experience of this was the First Vision. Where at 14 he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. This experience helped Joseph to know who he was, a real child of God, and that they know him and us. This experience wasn't sigular. Whenever Joseph needed to know what to do an Angel didn't just appear or revelation didn't just happen. He sought help from heaven. The reality of this means we can too.
In my Ward I am a Counselor to our Bishop. This requires me to spend several hours in administration, yet I love being able to have a chance to work with amazing members of our ward. I also am a Home Teacher. My Companion and myself visit 3 famalies once a month. We share a lesson from a member of the Frist Presidency and make sure they know how much we love them and see if there is anything we can do to help them.