Hi I'm Alan
I am a life-long Alaskan, a father of five great children and I have been a husband to a wonderful woman for over 30 years. I enjoy ice hockey, my pet miniature schnauzer, Heidi Mae and four super grandkids!
Why I am a Mormon
I realized early in my life that my life was better when I lived the teachings of Jesus. As a young father I especially came to understand that I needed help to be the kind of man my wife expected and my children needed living the Gospel provided that help.
How can we develop greater harmony in our homes?
Most Monday Nights, my wife and I gather our children and have what is called Family Home Evening. It is a time we set aside for teaching our children, scripture study and for some fun & games. I made a point to write on my schedule the appointment of "FHE" each week so I would remind myself. I honestly believe this pattern helped our children as they grew. Though they still had their set of problems, they knew where they could come for help and some cookies!
How I live my faith
I have served in many of the calling in the Church assistant nursery teacher my wife was the head teacher, Bishop, Sunday School teacher, early morning seminary teacher, and missionary. Each of these experiences had helped my be a little better husband and father. I enjoy serving others in my local area especially the teenage kids. I have coached several hockey, football and basketball teams.