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Hi I'm Troy

About Me

I'm a happily married father of three wonderful children, a fantastic son-in-law, a beautiful daughter-in law, and four wonderful grandkids. I'm a lifelong member of the LDS church, and have enjoyed a long career with a Fortune 500 company.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many young men I spent much of my late teens searching for what I really believed. I didn't want to just blindly follow the path of my parents. I felt a need to choose for myself. When I was 19 years old I made that discovery while reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon. When I prayed about it I could not deny the feeling in my heart, and I knew it was the Holy Ghost helping me to know the truth. Because of that experience, and many similar experiences since then, I know in my heart and soul that this is the church of Jesus Christ. I'm far from perfect, but I know that because of the sacrifice and grace of Jesus Christ I can overcome the challenges of this mortal existence and live again with Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I try to be a better person every day in how I think, how I act, and most importantly how I treat others. Life is about diverse people with diverse opinions and lifestyles. I try to focus on the good in them rather than where we might differ. I find that approaching people with a smile, a simple "hello" or a sincere "thank you" is more meaningful than our differences.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Troy
Absolutely!! The Bible is a sacred record of many of God's interaction with His people as he revealed His word to ancient prophets. God has always spoken through His prophets and the Bible teaches true principles that were revealed to the prophets in the "old world." Each of these prophets testified of the coming of a Savior, referred to in the Old Testament as Jehovah. This Savior, born of Mary, is Jesus Christ. The New Testament is a record of Christ's life on this earth as He organized His church, suffered for the sins of all mankind in the Garden of Gethsemane, and was horribly crucified. He rose from the tomb on the third day after being crucified. He overcame death so that we might do the same, and live with God again. Show more Show less