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I'm a middle-aged man closer to the end of my career than the beginning. I have two college degrees, in Biology and Accounting. I'm a CPA, but I currently work in industry rather than accounting. I have been married for more than 30 years. My wife and I were never able to have children, but I love children and work with them whenever I have the opportunity. In the past I have served in leadership positions in the Boy Scouts of America and in church programs designed for teenagers. I enjoy books, movies, and television. I also enjoy archery, cooking and flying radio control airplanes.
In my early twenties, I realized I had little overall direction in my life and didn't like where it seemed to be heading. I was introduced to the Book of Mormon by a work acquaintance and my life was forever changed. I received a strong testimony that the book was the word of God, and that prophets were once again on the earth. I took the opportunity to share my testimony with others during a two-year full-time mission for the church. Upon returning from my mission, I married a young woman I had met in college. She was seeking someone who would believe the same things she did, and live the same standards she had chosen to live. We were married for time and all eternity in a temple of the Lord. I remain a member of the church because of my testimony of its truthfulness and because it has provided me with the direction I have needed throughout my life.
I have believed in Jesus Christ and His divinity since I was a teenager. The Book of Mormon taught me that Jesus loves all of God's children, and that he appeared to people outside of Palestine after His death and resurrection. It also taught me that God is capable of speaking to His children in any place and at any time, and that the heavens are not closed. I love knowing that God is so close to us, and I know this because of the Book of Mormon.
I live my faith by following my beliefs and by sharing my joy in the gospel with others who are interested in hearing about it while NOT sharing it with those who have no interest! I have been blessed to serve in many different areas in the church, from clerical positions to opportunites to teach adults and children. I have also served in leadership positions. I also live my faith by making a strong effort to share the blessings the Lord has given me with those less fortunate than I am. I was very poor when I joined the church. With the financial help of others I was able to serve a mission and get a college education. My wife and I, together, have since sought to share our many blessings from the Lord with others. In so doing we have come to understand that the Lord is more generous than we could ever have imagined. My faith has been such a blessing in my life. I am grateful to a Heavenly Father who has done so much for me, and hope I can continue to do some good for others.