Geoffrey Miller is originally from Minnesota, but has been living for the last past 13 years in Mexico.
Miller’s wife is from Mexico, and they have a 10-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. Miller recently finished his second semester of Pathway.
Miller said he started to build computers when he was 12 years old. He has been working in this field ever since he moved to Mexico. Today he is a contractor for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and imports sound equipment for all the new church buildings in Mexico. Miller said he wants to earn a degree in Web Development and Design through the online program at BYU-Idaho.
Miller serves as a counselor in a stake presidency for the Church, which is how he heard about the Pathway program. A year after the start of the Pathway program in his area, he decided to join.
During Miller’s first semester in the Pathway program, his Pathway missionary received a new calling and was assigned to serve in a different position. The Pathway missionary told Miller that he had the feeling that the Millers would be the next Pathway missionaries. Miller said that the next day, he received an e-mail from BYU-I asking him for some information. Miller said that about an hour later, they got an e-mail saying: “Welcome Elder and Sister Miller…”
“My wife has been blessed to be a missionary also in these times, when she did not have the opportunity to serve a full-time mission,” Miller said. “She used to say that she would like to be a full-time missionary and this is her time. God has blessed us with lots of spiritual richness.”
Miller said he and his wife are sposed to work 12 hours a week as Pathway missionaries. He said that this includes contacting interested students or visiting other stake centers and giving presentations to get others interested in the program.
They recently organized the language exam for all the new students that wanted to apply for the program. He said that he receives on average about 15-20 e-mails per week with questions from future students about exam dates and other questions on how to prepare for the exam.
In addition, the Millers alternate teaching the institute class right before the Pathway gathering every week. Miller said that in his first class that he taught he told the students that he hopes each and every one of them will be able to pass the class and that whatever it takes — he would be there to serve them.
“I really believe that if we do the things that the Lord wants us to do and do it based on the confirmation of his spirit, the Holy Ghost, we can actually receive many, many blessings throughout our life,” Miller said.
He said this sometimes means that he has to stay late, but he knows that his family is blessed.