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Hi I'm Walter

I grew up in Peru. I am a business owner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a business owner. Along with my wife, I own and manage our interpreting/translation agency. We are the parents of four sons and one daughter, and one daughter-in-law, whom we love dearly. I went to college and graduated with an undergraduate and graduate degrees. Then I worked for several companies in the private sector for 15 years. Now, I have been running our business for another 14 years, and it has been a rewarding experience. On the side, I have coached youth soccer for some 30 years. I had the immense satisfaction to coach all of my boys as well as our daughter at different stages in my life. I also love singing, walking, hiking, cooking (definitely eating!) basketball, and racquetball.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to be a Catholic like the rest of my family. I didn't get to know about the LDS Church until I was 15 yrs. old. It was a challenging time in my life because I had many questions about my purpose on being here on this earth and not many answers. It was about that time that the missionaries knocked on our door. We gave them the chance to explain the message they had for our family. I was elated to find out that the true Church of Jesus Christ (the original one) had once again been restored to the earth. However, it took months of studying the scriptures, praying for answers and attending church in order for me to get a personal testimony of the reality of Heavenly Father and His only Begotten Son Jesus Christ. The example of the LDS youth that I met was also one of the main factors in helping me decided that this was the church I wanted to join. This testimony has grown through the years and the faithfulness I have tried to display at difficult times in my life, as a single and as a married man, have been living witnesses that the blessings from heaven will always come if you stay true to your covenants and keep the commandments. My motto for life has been: Obedience begets happiness, true happiness.

How I live my faith

I believe that religion is a way of life. You have got to live every principle that you believe in in order to truly make your religion an intrinsic part of your life. I not only go to church on Sundays, but I also try to set time aside to meet with the family at least once a week, and then at other time when we can work together and have fun together. There are other callings that I have which I try to magnify within the realm of my daily life. One of those is my calling as a home teacher. In this calling I have had the distinct privilege to have my sons as companions at different times in my life. As we have gone to visit those families that were assigned to us, we have learned the values of compassion, love, and charity. Currently, I am in charge of missionary work in my unit. And what a joy it is to work so closely with the full-time and local missionaries as we go forth and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with our friends, neighbors and acquaintances. As I go forth and live my life daily, I try to be friendly and kind to others. I see every one that I meet as another son or daughter of my Heavenly Father whom I need to respect and learn something from.