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Hi I'm Bud

I'm a husband,father,grandfather,lawyer,businessman. I play tennis, golf,road & mountain bike, & ride a Harley. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a second generation American, was born in a Jewish ghetto on the East Coast, moved with my family to the suburbs as my father prospered in this great country, and attended university in Montreal. As a lawyer, I served as EPA’s chief litigator, an Assistant State Attorney General and founding partner in a prominent law firm. My second career has been in business, which I have done in North America, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Europe. The most important events in my life are my marriage and my five children and five grandchildren and finding the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I like to play ball and tug of war with my two dogs (an Aussie and a Sheltie) and I enjoy, photography, tennis, golf, fishing, mountain & road biking and riding my Harley motorcycle. I also love to read history, work and play with my wife, and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

About twenty years ago, in a time when alcohol and drugs had become a serious threat, my wife and I started to search for a church that would guide us in raising our children. We first checked out the Jewish faith of my heritage and the Catholic Church in which she grew up. Then we studied and considered various Protestant churches. Although I was uncertain about whether God exists, I was intrigued with the idea and person of Jesus Christ. A friend asked, "Does God exist?". I answered: "I don't know if God exists, but if I were to join a church it would be the Mormon Church. I do not know what they believe, but I like the way they treat their children, themselves and others. They seem clean, honest and charitable. They don't drink, smoke, or swear. And they look so happy". A Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints heard my response and later sent the missionaries to my house. When my wife and I met them at the door, it felt like they brought a special spirit to our house and we enjoyed our first discussion about God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After several discussions with different Mormon missionaries and study of the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I was converted to believe that Jesus is the Messiah for whom my Jewish ancestors and contemporaries have been waiting. I also was struck by the idea that everything that the missionaries taught was true. For almost 20 years I have studied the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by both the LDS and various Christian churches and have come to know that the Church of Jesus Christ was established by and is guided by God through living prophets and so everything taught there is true. Happiness is found in God's Church. My life has been changed for the better and my children- now in college- are happy and well prepared for the future. Marrying and joining God's church have been the best decisions of the many I have been called to make.

How I live my faith

I am too often reminded that I am imperfect. I try to follow the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ in an effort to become like him. And I try to set an example for my children and others with whom I do business and socialize. Before I joined the Church, my life was about money, power and notoriety. Now it is about service and charity because these are the things that Jesus teaches. Like other men in the church, I have accepted the charge to watch over several families and widows, and like other members of the church I have accepted many callings (jobs without pay) including leadership in the boy scouts, canning food for local food banks, teaching Sunday school lessons to teenagers and adults, and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have asked to learn about it. I am a better person for trying to live like Jesus and I have found happiness in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.