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I was an Army brat. I grew up in Germany and around the United States. My parents were Roman Catholic and believed in giving me the freedom to make my own decisions, however they ensured I went to CCD (Sunday School) in the Catholic Church. I graduated high school and joined the United States Air Force after taking the summer off. I've served everywhere in the midwest to west coast and a couple overseas locations.
I converted and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints shortly after arriving at my first duty station. My Wife invited the missionaries over to dinner and told them "to go easy on me". They gave me the first "missionary discussion", which was anything but going easy on me. I listened to and felt the truthfullness of the story of the young Joseph Smith's first vision in the Sacred Grove where he received direction to restore the Church of Jesus Christ. After praying and much pondering, I decided to get baptized which has been a blessing to me, and an even greater blessing to my family
Through the fellowship of members in the church, lessons learned from callings, and study of the example of faithful and righteous leaders in the ancient and restored Church of Jesus Christ, I have learned how to be the patriarch for my family. I have become a man with direction and purpose with a love for those who strive to do the right. I love watching the process of conversion in others with whom I interact, as they learn to understand the promptings of the Holy Ghost, wtih whose power you may know the truth of all things.