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Hi I'm Terry

I'm an e-learning developer and a father of three. I have Asperger's. I'm a passionate learner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Terry. I live in St. Louis, Missouri. I work as an e-learning developer and love the opportunities it gives me for creative expression and for assembling a variety of elements--text, audio, graphics, animation--in a presentation. When I'm not on the job, I love reading (especially religion, science, history, social psychology, and classic literature), singing, doing some occasional writing, and watching movies with my family. I have been married to my wife for over 20 years, and we have three adult children. We have autistic twins, and I have mild autism (Asperger's), but we have faced the challenges as a family and have grown stronger because of it. The gospel has especially helped us stay close as we live its principles.

Why I am a Mormon

I was "half-born" into the church. My mother is a life-long Mormon (descended from pioneers who emigrated from England and Denmark), and my father was nonreligious. Being born into the Church, however, is quite different from choosing to stay in the church. I made that decision several years ago when I came to realize all of the blessings that come with Church membership. This is my spiritual home, and I have a testimony of the great spiritual power of the Book of Mormon. I bear witness that that book is true, that it presents Christianity in its purest form, and that the Holy Spirit will witness to anybody who reads it with an open heart and a genuine desire to receive its truths that it came from God. It is truly a companion to the Bible.

How I live my faith

As an active participant in our "ward" (congregation), I serve in our men's group as the secretary and also teach once a month. I love having the opportunity to teach the great principles that I have been learning in a way that is relevant for everyday life. I also participate in our ward choir. Raising my voice in song, especially in praise to our Lord, is one of the greatest joys in this life.