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Hi I'm Paul

I grew up in Arizona. I'm teach people unique retirement planning strategies. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The two most important parts of my life are: 1. My relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. 2. My family. I'm happily married with 4 children. I love to sing and currently do so with a group of 6 other men. We are an a cappella group and just finished our second CD - a tribute to doo-wop. I have always enjoyed owning and operating my own business, whether it be running a call center, teaching others about finances, or my newest idea called "The Retirement Rescue Plan". Oh, and I also love to speak French! Before I served a mission in Montreal, Canada, I had taken 6 years of French in school (4 years in High School and 2 years in college).

Why I am a Mormon

Like many Mormons, I was raised in the Church. My parents, however, are converts. Now, I differentiate between myself and my parents by saying they were converts only in the sense that they were not raised in the Church. But, the reality is, we are all converts. In fact, I believe that conversion is a lifelong process. Everyone who truly believes in Jesus Christ must have, at some point, made the decision to learn for him/herself that He lived a perfect life on earth; that He is the Son of God; that He atoned for our sins; and that He lives today, a glorified, resurrected being. So, how do you learn this? Well, for me, it has come primarily in 2 ways: 1. We all make mistakes (sin). I have felt the comfort and peace that can only come from the Holy Ghost after having repented. This peace is available to all through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It may be easy to mock such a statement, but once you feel it, you will never forget. This will begin your true conversion. 2. In life, we all experience the feeling of being overwhelmed. Whatever our trials, there comes a point where you feel you "just can't do it anymore". In fact, it is often at times like this when our prayers and supplication to Heavenly Father may be the most sincere. And, then, for some miraculous reason, your burdens are lightened - not removed, necessarily (although this can occur, too) - but lightened at the very least. A feeling of encouragement, empowerment that can come from no other source but One. Finally, why am I a Mormon? Because, of course, any Christian may have experienced the above. I'm a Mormon because there are so many aspects that simply make sense: 1. When Satan is attacking the family, our focus is on the preservation of families, as they can be eternal. 2. The Book of Mormon is true. Read it. Pray about it. I did and I know that it is true. 3. We have modern-day prophets and apostles. The same organization that was here when Christ was on the earth.

How I live my faith

The Gospel of Jesus Christ encompasses everything we do. I believe it should be a part of everyday life. It should be in our thoughts, our words, and our actions. I have always believed in doing whatever is asked of me with regards to serving in the Church. I have held several callings, amongst which include working with the young men (ages 12-18), teaching the Gospel and music to young children (one of my all time favorite callings), choir director, handling the finances for our congregation , helping to spread the Gospel as a ward mission leader, etc. And, although what I have written is an ideal way to live, the greatest part of the Gospel is that when I fall short of living these standards as I know I should, the Lord has given me a way to return to Him through His Atonement. I know that I can repent and be forgiven. And, then I can move on to serve better. There is tremendous joy in making every effort to follow Christ and His teachings, and in helping others to recognize this. In addition to serving in the Church, I love to read the scriptures and pray both individually and with my family. The next generation needs to know what will bring them peace in life. The kind of peace that can't be bought. It is only in and through our Savior, Jesus Christ. In order to accomplish these things, we need to 1. learn about Him and 2. come to know Him. We read the scriptures and attend church to learn about Him. We pray and serve so that we may come to know Him.