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Hi I'm Patrick

Husband, Father, Investment Advisor and Scouter. And yes, I am a Mormon

About Me

This year I will turn 45 years old. I am happily married to the love of my life and best friend. We have four children between the ages of 10 and 4 whom we love and cherish. Oh, and we have a dog. Life is hectic sometimes but I try to seek balance between my my roles as a husband, father, friend, son, and worker. Professionally I help run an investment company for the physicians of Utah. I love my job and I find great satisfaction in my day-to-day activities. But I love even more coming home at the end of the day. As a family, we love to travel together, talk, play games, watch movies, attend and participate in sporting activities, escape to our beautiful mountains and spend time with extended family. When alone I enjoy exercise, reading religious and business books or watching a great guy movie in a dark family room with the sound turned way up.

Why I am a Mormon

There are many reasons I am a Mormon but my testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon is my foundation. I believe that the greatest treasures of our earth are the holy scriptures. The purpose of our existence is to make the most of our own lives and serve those around us, and this can be best done by understanding the great cousels from heaven found in the scriptures. When I was in my earrly twenties, I was sitting in a church meeting on a Sunday. The ecclesiastical speaker challenged us to read the Book of Mormon before an upcoming world-wide church meeting called General Conference that is held twice a year. I remember is was a beautiful November day and I had arrived late, not wanting to originally attend but something pulled me towards the church building. I had read the Book of Mormon several times by that point in my life and I believed it to be true but my testimony was far from perfect. But in that exact moment of my life, the Spirit spoke to my soul and I listened. Over the next 5 months, I absorbed myself in reading and studying the words of the ancient scripture. The teachings of faith in Jesus Chris, repentence, resurrection, the atonement, conversion, happiness and joy came alive completely. The Holy Ghost bore witness to me of the Book of Mormon's divine nature and I will never be able to deny my testimony. I know the Book of Mormon is true and thus, I know Jospeh Smith translated the Book of Mormon from ancient gold plates by the power and gift of God as another testiment standing next to the Holy Bible as a witness to the world that Jesus is the Christ. I am a baptized member of The Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love the truth of the gospel. It brings continual peace to my heart when life gets difficult. I love the miracle of forgiveness and the capacity to change through my faith in Christ. But with all that said, I also love being a Mormon and actively participating in the Chruch. One of the great blessings of being a Mormon is the church is part of your daily life. Yes, we go to chruch for three hours on Sunday, but we also participate in activities through the week. For example, one of my church responsiblities is to spend two hours with our youth, particularly our Boy Scout troop as a trained scout leader. I love spending time with teenagers and being their friend. Silently they encourage me to be a better man, husband and father. I live my faith by being a positive example of gospel standards to the youth. Several years ago I took the time to write a personal mission statement. When I finally figured out my feelings with words, it all focused upon how I wanted to live my faith and serve my Savior. I live my faith by serving, strengthening, supporting and loving others. This comes by way of assignment or opportunity. Either way it has the same purpose and positive outcome.