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Hi I'm Gerald

I live south of Atlanta. My wife and I have 6 children. I work as an electrical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of six children, three of which are currently in college, and one is serving as an LDS missionary in Ogden, Utah. Two are in high school. I grew up in Raleigh, NC. I loved boy scouts, playing the piano, baseball, and football. In high school I enjoyed singing chorus and playing keyboards in a rock band. I have a twin brother and he plays guitar and trumpet. My twin brother and I both served missions in Mexico when we turned 19 years old. I attended BYU before and after my mission and later married a beautiful woman from Mexico that I met on vacation in Mexico after my mission. I have worked as an electrical engineer for 21 years.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents converted to Mormonism a few years before I was born. A couple of missionaries left a copy of the Book of Mormon which my mother hid. My father found it and started reading it and said he was impressed. After a year of attending church and learning more about the church, my parents loved the church but my Dad had to give up smoking which was hard for him. He finally prayed to ask for help, and he told me that his desire to smoke left from that point on. My twin brother and I were born with hyaline membrane disease (or respiratory distress syndrome) in 1963 and our parents were told that we were not expected to live. At that time there was no satisfactory treatment for this disease. The elders were called to administer a blessing to us and although we weak, we miraculously survived. I have seen in my own life the truthfulness of the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and when I do so, I really feel deep inside that it contains the truth and fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know it is true and it has meant all the difference in my life. This knowledge has helped me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, and gives me hope and optimism for the future.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church as a counselor in a bishopric leading the ecclesiatic efforts of our local ward. I also regularly visit other ward members, two of which are widows, from my local ward as a hometeacher. I bring them a monthly message intended to strengthen their faith and to help them in any of their needs.