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Hi I'm Gary

I've served in the Army for 20 years, been a Scoutmaster for 10 years, and a public school teacher for 12 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! Let me tell you a few things about myself. I am a father of two, a grandfather of two, and have been married for 33 years. My age? Well, let's just say I am now old enough to qualify for the senior discount at KFC! I served in the military for twenty years as a Russian interpreter, and have been an ELL/ESL/special education teacher for the last twelve. I am a History Channel fanatic, an amateur astronomer, and love to talk about most science topics, including the paranormal!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Catholic Church, and attended Catholic schools for a total of 12 years. But it was not until I was in my 30's that I realized that something was missing from my life, and that there was more to religion that simply going to church one hour a week. Fortunately, some of my colleagues at work were members of the Mormon church, and they were happy to tell me about their faith. I had studied with members of various other churches over the years, but the feeling was totally different during my discussions with the Mormon missionaries. As we talked about the restored gospel, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and Heavenly Father's plan for each one of us, I had never before felt such joy in my life! I didn't realize it at the time, but this was the Spirit of the Lord testifying to me that his gospel is true, and this is the right path for me! It can be the right path for you too!

How I live my faith

I discovered that living one's faith involves a lot more than simply going to church on Sunday. It involves setting aside some time each day for prayer, reading the scriptures, and spending quality time with one's family. The purpose of the scriptures that the Lord has given us is not simply to sit on one's bookshelf, but to be read, pondered, and acted upon! And the purpose of taking the sacrament each Sunday? It is a time to renew our commitment to the Lord, to promise to do our best to obey His commandments. And in return, He promises us blessings greater than we can possibly imagine!