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Hi I'm Fred

I grew up in southern California. I am a father and husband. I work in public safety and am also a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Sun Valley, California and went to Village Christian School. My family moved to Colorado after the death of my father. I attended Colorado State University and entered public safety. I received my Masters Degree from the University of Colorado and am an instructor at a local university in addition to my "day job". I am married and the father of four wonderful and energetic boys. I am an avid reader, particularly of Science Fiction and alternate history. I enjoy online gaming (Warcraft) and old fashioned role playing games and board games.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a church attending but largely non-denominational protestant. I knew very little about the LDS church and most of what I (thought) I knew was inaccurate or distorted. I met my wife who is an active member of the church and started attending. I found the people earnest, honest, and compassionate. I had finally found a place where people actually live their faith and take it seriously. I also realized that Mormons are indeed Christians (apologies to theologians and others who disagree). I decided to join the Church and to make Christ a bigger part of my life. Put simply, I love Jesus Christ and I love my family. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am a member of the leadership of our wards (church) Sunday School. My biggest concern is making sure I have teachers for each class and making sure the teens get to their class on time! I had the opportunity to teach a personal safety / basic self defense class to the young women (teens) in our ward. It was a very wonderful experience.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I believe, and we Mormons believe, that the gifts and promises of God are eternal. The Bible tells us of ancient prophets that were called to teach, lead, and warn others. The New Testament tells us that prophesy is one of the spiritual gifts that a believer (Christian) may receive. We believe that God loves those of us living in modern times as much as he did in Biblical times. This means the gift of prohpecy still exists and that God still calls Prophets to teach and guide both believer and non-believer. So, the short answer is yes. I believe that a Prophet is alive today. Show more Show less