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Hi I'm I. Finlay

I'm a husband. I'm a consultant. I'm an outdoor enthusiast. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I am a young professional that consults with finance divisions of large, multi-national companies. To call me a "road warrior" would be an understatement as it is not uncommon for me to sleep in four different timezones in a one week period. Due to the nature of this work and the demands that it places on my schedule, my friends and family often tell me that work is my life. While I certainly enjoy my occupation, my greatest joy comes in the form of my family both immediate and extended. I am recently married and learning how to become a good husband for my new wife. Currently, we have no children, but I am looking forward to the day when I can become a father. Some of my wife's and my passions include traveling, exploring the Rocky Mountains, and cooking and tasting new foods.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was young when my family learned about the the Church and became Mormon. I am eternally grateful for the experiences that I had in life that preceded my family joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as these experiences helped prepare my family and me to understand that the full gospel of Jesus Christ is back on the earth. To this day, I still associate very closely with family and friends who do not share my same beliefs. I enjoy learning about my friends' and family member's beliefs and principles. However, there is a peace and comfort that comes from understanding the complete gospel of Jesus Christ. Having this knowledge inspires me to live my life differently, as I know where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going. These teachings, as well as many other revelations that I receive personally and from a living prophet, help me remain steadfast in my faith.

How I live my faith

Living in an area that is predominantly not Mormon, I have the opportunity to serve individuals both not of my faith and those that share my religious convictions. More specifically, I recently served as an activities coordinator for the young single adults singles between the ages of 18-30. While I made it a point to provide wholesome activities for these individuals, I also encouraged them to step outside their comfort zone and reach out to others who are in need. Often times we lend our Saturday mornings to helping neighbors with yard work, serving at charity runs/walks, and visiting the elderly and infirm.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I. Finlay
The Apostle Paul taught, "Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord." Just as the the prophets and apostles of old were able to seal (e.g. unite) a man and woman both on earth and in heaven (Matthew 16:19), this same power is once again on the earth as the holy priesthood of God has been restored. As a newly married man, I cherish this promise from Heavenly Father that I can be together with my wife not only for this life but for the life to come as well. The union that exists between my wife and I takes on a whole new meaning and helps drive me to develop the relationship that exists between her, myself and the Lord. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

I. Finlay
Our time on earth is an opportunity for us to learn and develop. Heavenly Father sent us here so that we could be tested. If we prove faithful to the commandments that He has given us, we can return to live with Him and our families. Show more Show less