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I am 38 years old. I am married and have 3 awesome kids. They make me very proud. I moved back to Nebraska after my mission and have stayed ever since. My wife is Kasey, she was born 8 hours before me. We have been married for 16 years. I can't believe how fast time really flies.
I joined the church when I was 9 months old. My uncle decided he wanted to "practice" and he gave me a blessing. My name went down on the records of the church. From there the missionaries started visiting. My mom really took the church and its teachings. My brother and I have served missions and baptized numerous people, thanks to that little blessing. I love the Gospel and everything about it. No other church on this earth can deliver what this church can. From a simple Primary lesson to the wonderful temple ceremony. No other church on earth can deliver it "all".
A middle aged woman called into the missionary center and wanted a copy of a video called "Together Forever". My companion and I delivered the video, since she lived in our area. I was not ready for the conversation we had as we got in the house. She told us about how 30 some years ago her two year old daughter went out into the road and was run over. She died instantly. The day of her daughters funeral, just before they closed the casket, she put a hate note in it. In the note she told God she hated him for taking her daughter. She had never prayed, went to church, read a scripture, or even thought about God since that time. Until she saw the advertisement for the video. We read to her from Moroni Chapter 8 where it talks about how young children are saved, because they have no sin. That simple principle has stuck with me all of these years. There is never a day when something bad happens, that I don't think about Heavenly Father's plan for us to be happy. President Gordon B. Hinckley, one of our Church Presidents, has said, "Life is not to be endured, but enjoyed". I think about that all of the time.
I work in the Stake Young Men's Presidency. I love it. I have grown to love the youth the longer I have served in callings involving youth. I take care of four wonderful families each month. It is a great opportunity to serve someone other than myself.