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Hi I'm George

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband of a terrific woman and father of four wonderful kids. I am a high school teacher and certified athletic trainer. I was converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ when I was in college. I served a mission to Thailand. I enjoy reading, watching movies, playing games and being involved in sports. I also enjoy to travel with my family. We have traveled by plane, train, boat, car and RV to show our kids the wonderful country we live in. I grew up in the west (in Idaho) and have lived in the midwest for the last 12 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a good home, with good parents, but a home without religion or any recognition of the power of God. Although I had extended family members who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, my own exposure to the Church and gospel was very small. Upon enrolling in college, I found myself alone and struggling. I finally followed the suggestion of one of my family members who belonged to the church and attended the LDS gathering place and chapel at my school. I immediately made friends with some wonderful people and felt a deep joy and sense of peace that I had never really felt before. That led me to the decision to be baptized at the age of 19. But even then, I didn't have a very good understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I went to church regularly, but hadn't really been truly converted. But then the next summer, while working in the mountains, I made the decision that I needed to really understand what the gospel meant to me, and if I was going to truly live it. And so I started really reading the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, and really praying, with a real hope and intent to know if the gospel was true. And I got the answer. I felt the Holy Ghost, and I received a confimation in my soul that the gospel was true. That Jesus Christ was my savior, and that God loved and knew me, and that He provides His people today with the same guidance through prophets that he did in biblical times. And when I do the things I am supposed to, like read the scriptures, pray, and try to be more Christlike in my actions, I still feel that same deep joy and satisfaction I first felt when I encountered the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A joy that I have not found anywhere else or in any other situation.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do the things that Christ has asked and commanded us to do. Things like being kind. Keeping the Sabbath day holy. Living my life in a manner that I would be proud of, and that I think Christ would be proud of. Faith is more than just a belief. Faith is also an action. Having faith means (to me) serving those around us. Being generous. Serving in the Church. I have had a variety of responsibilities in my local congregation, with the last few years having been spent serving as an advisor to our Young Men's group, where my goal is to help them feel the Spirit and be uplifted, while at the same time, helping them to enjoy life and the world we have been blessed with. Part of my faith is wanting others to feel the joy and happiness that I feel through the gospel of Jesus Christ.