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I'm in my early 50's and have a son in college and a daughter who's a high school senior. I've been blessed to be married to my sweetheart now for over 25 years! I'm also a marketing/sales professional, with an MBA, and a undergrad degree in economics. I'm fluent in Spanish, and love to run, fly fish, and learn new things. I'm a convert to the Mormon church, baptized in my late teen years. It's the best thing I've ever done!
That's easy. There came to a time in my life when I wanted to know why I'm here on earth, what is the purpose to my life and how can we really get to know God. Through my mother, who had joined this church, I met the missionaries. They taught me the principles and simply asked me to ask God for an answer. They explained that if he is alive, and if they've taught the truth, then he should have a way to let me know. Don't trust men, ask God. It made so much sense. Simply cut through the clutter and noise and ask God to tell me. Well, with faith, I asked. After receiving the answer to my prayers I decided to be baptized. I've never doubted since!
I decided to serve my mission because I wanted to serve my Savior. I wanted to bring the message of Christ to others who were searching for Him, and for answers. I had been so blessed in my life and the Gospel had given me such comfort and direction that I knew if I could reach out, I might be able to bless others in the same way I had been blessed. When I volunteered, I didn't know where I would go, and it didn't matter. I just wanted to serve a mission. It has been one of the best experiences in my life. While I know I was a small part in bringing people to Christ, it has been my life that been blessed even more! I would never trade my mission for anything else.
Since I have a leadership position in our congregation, I have the opportunity to serve almost daily. These opportunities to serve have allowed me to grow both spiritually as well as become a better person. All of the members of our congregation are asked to serve on a voluntary basis, and as is the case, it’s often the volunteers who get the most out of the experience. When others are depending on us to teach a lesson, or lead an activity, or get involved with the youth or other groups, we grow and learn the most. My life has been richly blessed in so many ways as I've tried to help my brothers and sisters in the church.