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Hi I'm Sam

I have a wife and a beautiful daughter. I serve in the United States Navy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy the outdoors...biking, running, hiking. There is nothing better than being surrounded by beautiful mountains or observing the power of the ocean's waves. My family is my top priority. I love spending time with them and making sure that they are happy and safe. I have a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and plan on furthering my education within the next couple of years. I am currently a nuclear power instructor and love what I do.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young man, my dad joined the Mormon church and raised all of us in it. I am grateful for the principles of love, service, and responsibility that are taught from a young age within the church. As I grew older and matured, I became exposed to many different views and beliefs regarding faith and religion. As my mind began to seriously consider what was truth, I decided to earnestly read the Book of Mormon. As I read, I had a strong desire to get down on my knees and pray to God, asking if the Book of Mormon was true. As I prayed, I felt a strong swelling in my heart and a tingling down my spine. My mind became clear and full of light. To me, this was the answer that I was searching for. This feeling not only meant that the Book of Mormon was true, but that Joseph Smith indeed did receive inspiration from God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth, the same church that the Savior himself organized when He was on the earth. I know that our Heavenly Father still speaks to us today through the Holy Spirit because He spoke to me and answered my prayer. He will do the same for anyone humbly searching for the truth.

How I live my faith

I love to serve in the church. My wife and I have the opportunity to teach the children on Sundays about God, prophets, the scriptures, and other important principles. There is also a very strong brotherhood between all the members. Going to church is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our faith and spend quality time with others that might be in a similar situation as we are. During the week my wife and I try to pray regularly and read the scriptures together. We feel that this brings us closer together and brings a special feeling of unity and love into our home. We plan on raising our daughter based on the principles of the church, just as we were. I believe that the family unit has the opportunity of living together forever beyond this life thanks to the power of the priesthood and the sacred ceremony of marriage within the Latter-Day Saint temples. This hope for something greater than just this life encourages me to try to be better person and do all the things necessary for me and my family to receive this wonderful blessing.