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Hi I'm Alan

I live in Harlow, work in sales in London, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 52 years old and moved to Harlow in Essex, England in spring 2012 and married my beautiful wife Julia in September that year. Between us we have six children and two grandchildren. I love walking through the wonderful countryside and never get bored of the beautiful scenery in this part of the country. I enjoy reading, listening to music, going to the theatre, and exploring London with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church in September of 1984. A friend of mine had died earlier that year and that led me to think a lot about life and our purpose here on earth. A work colleague gave me some church books to read, and I found that it all made sense and answered a lot of my questions. I am a Mormon because I believe with all my heart that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and know, without a shadow of a doubt, that he is my Saviour, and that I also have a Heavenly Father who is mindful of me, and the things I go through. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and know that it is the word of God to this generation. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet and I also know that we have a living Prophet today, to lead and guide us, that revelation continues to come, and will until the end of time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is real to me. It brings me great joy, and because of it I know my family can be together forever. I have a testimony, and because of the witnesses that I receive, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The gospel is an important part of who I am, and because of that, and my testimony of the restoration, I try to spend time every day in prayer and scripture study. I love the Book of Mormon for its beauty and simplicity. I enjoy attending church and meeting with the saints. I enjoy my class study and my personal study. I also love attending the temple with Julia, and each month we make sure we have a special date there. Every time I go I feel renewed in body and spirit. My faith and my family are the most important things to me. Together they make me who I am, and I am grateful for them.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

The church helps all of God's children, no matter who they are, or where they live. Our humanitarian aid programme has helped people the world over. In fact, 167 countries have received some form of aid from the church since 1985. Some of these countries have few, if any Mormons, but the work of supporting those in need continues there anyway. God loves all His children, and so do we! Show more Show less