Self-portrait of Paul T. Freeman

Interests

I find greatest fulfilment when my life is properly balanced between work and home. Here are some things I enjoy most outside the office:

Family

Nothing brings me more joy and satisfaction than my beautiful family. My wife has been a tremendous support throughout our marriage. My daughter has been a ray of sunshine to our family throughout her life. I'm so fortunate to have them.

Community

Wherever our family goes, we find ourselves surrounded by amazing people. We appreciate having such good friends and neighbors. Giving back to the community comes naturally to us.

In 2005, I had the opportunity to join a volunteer crew traveling from Houston to New Orleans in effort to help people recover from damage caused by hurricane Katrina. While there, we spent our time removing fallen trees from people's property. It was such a great experience that I joined subsequent crews who traveled to east Texas providing the same service to victims of Hurricane Rita.

In 2006, I left home as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve for two years. I began my service in the island nation of Samoa.

After learning the Samoan language in the Missionary Training Center, I spent seven months in Samoa and American Samoa teaching people faith in Jesus Christ, morality, and family responsibility.

I was relocated to San Bernardino, CA in 2007 after contracting a fungal infection. That's where I served the remainder of my two-year mission.

During college, I had the opportunity to visit many communities during the two BYU-Idaho performance tours I participated in. As a sound technician, I was responsible for the management and transportation of sound equipment used on the two-week tours. The shows we presented were free and open to the community.

I continue to find ways to serve the community by volunteering through the programs sponsored by the church I attend. It operates a food storehouse that not only serves needy families in Houston but also makes weekly deliveries to surrounding areas. There's also a cannery that produces peanut butter for the storehouse and is run entirely by volunteers.