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I am a father of three great children and am happily married for 12 years. I believe family is the most important part of my life. I work in marketing and love to travel and see new places and meet new people. I have lived all over the US and currently live in Charlotte. I enjoy watching and playing sports and hanging out with my friends and family.
I am a Mormon because I have heard the word of God, prayed to know if it was true and felt through the Holy Ghost that this is God's true church and that I need to be a part of it.
I chose to go on a mission because I believe the teachings of Jesus Christ and know that his gospel is here on the earth. The LDS church teaches the way to return and live with God again and be a family forever. That is important to me and I wanted to share that with others so they could experience the same happiness that I feel as a member of this church.
Family history is a great way for us to get to know our ancestors. There is a lot more to it that just filling out our family tree (though that is very important). Family history also includes finding out about how those who came before us lived. It is a way to tie generations together. There is so much that we can learn from our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents that can help us in our lives. I have found great value and love in learning about the lives and struggles and happiness of my family before me. In addition, we believe that since God is a just God, he allows all people to know the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and receive the ordinances (such as baptism) to return and live with Heavenly Father again. Since not everyone has had the opportunity while they were alive to receive these ordinances, family history provides a way to find out who our ancestors. We can then perform the ordinances of salvation on their behalf. They have the choice to accept or reject those ordinances, but I have done what I can to link myself to my ancestors to live with Heavenly Father again.
I live my faith by helping those in the community, serving in the church (I teach on Sundays and am a Boy Scout leader for the younger scouts), and being a dad and husband to my family. I try to be an example to those around me and live the way that Jesus Christ taught us to live.