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Though not having grown up with computers, I gravitated toward them just like, but independently of my three brothers, and now work as a Systems Administrator. I am grateful to work within a reasonable distance of where I live, which allows me a hearty 17 mile bike ride home (when the roads are dry). While I love to backpack, I most prefer simply staying at home when not working. It's great to be a grandfather, though sad that most of my 19 grandchildren live far away. However, since all my children are grown, it has allowed my wife and I to grow closer together than we have ever been. We are greatly blessed.
Though I was raised in an active L.D.S. family, with ancestors among the earliest members of the Church, I greatly questioned the Church, Christianity, and religion in general, while in High School. So I did some research, and thinking, and praying. I came to the realization there is a God; He created us; He created this earth as a school and test for us; His Firstborn spirit child was born on this earth as Jesus Christ, who taught how we can be happy and succeed in this school and test; and if we follow Christ's gospel (teachings and ordinances), then we can experience greater joy in this life and pass the test that will qualify us to have one of the promised mansions in His Father's Kingdom. My life has been exceedingly blessed by following the teachings of Christ and of His living apostles and prophets. I have observed the same blessings in the lives of others, and can testify that Jesus was correct when he said that if we will DO the will of the Father, we will KNOW of Him and that the doctrine is true.
Just as Christ taught that we should love and serve one another, I serve in many ways in Church and in the community. I regularly help with community programs like "Day of Caring", I give financially to support the less fortunate, I help with Scouting programs, and assist with leading the local L.D.S. congregation I meet with. One of the things I like about the profession I have pursued is how it provides help to others; I often view that as a service.