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Hi I'm Greg

I am lawyer turned missionary serving in the Texas Houston South Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my family in Houston, Texas. My wife and I have been married for twenty years and we have seven children. Our oldest is 17 and our youngest just turned 1. We love our time together as a family. We will be returning to live in Utah after the completion of our mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 18 years old just as I started my senior year of high school in Southern California. I had a number of Mormon friends who introduced me to the Gospel and invited me to activities. They presented me with a Book of Mormon, and invited me to read numerous highlighted passages along with their testimonies. I still have this first copy of the Book of Mormon and it is a treasured keepsake to me! I read from the 10th Chapter of Moroni of the promise that if we read, ponder and pray about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the Lord will tell us whether it is true or not by the power of the Holy Ghost. As a young man, I prayed about the things I had read and learned. I had a powerful experience one late afternoon while reflecting about the Book of Mormon and about the Church. I did not see an angel or have some dramatic experience. However, I felt a very real warmth and peace and "knowing" come over me. It was undeniable. I knew that the Church was true and that the Book of Mormon was the word of God. I decided to be baptized and unite myself with this -- the Church of Jesus Christ. It has brought me tremendous blessings all of my days.

How I live my faith

Our family is very blessed by being part of our local congregations. We have always enjoyed serving in the ward in whatever we are asked to do. My children have likewise benefited from serving, including in their youth classes and other roles. When the First Presidency of the Church asked us to leave our home, school, work and lives in Utah and move to Texas to serve a mission, we called our children together to ask them how they felt -- as a family -- we should respond to this calling. Each of our kids answered that they felt we should accept and move to Texas to serve the Lord. It was a powerful experience for our family to be able to live up to our covenants to give everything to the Lord. As it turns out, our move to Texas has been no sacrifice at all. Our experiences have been rich and wonderful. From my experience, this is always how it is when we choose to follow the Lord.