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Hi I'm Alan

I'm a Mormon who also happens to be an east coast grad student. My heart is in the west though!

About Me

I enjoy playing board games with friends and family, playing any sport imaginable, and developing software for computers. I love the mountains and trees, especially when snow-capped for skiing.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was baptized into this church when she was 19 and my dad was raised a member. They followed their faith as best they could and taught my family to obey the teachings of Jesus. It was also very important to them that we sought out the truth for ourselves so we could develop a similar conviction. During High School I became increasingly interested in truth and my own Eternal destiny. This caused me to study The Bible and The Book of Mormon and to earnestly seek out Heavenly Father in prayer. After several months I felt God's love more powerfully in my life to the point where God answered my prayers and indicated that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in fact the only church directed by Him through prophets.

How I live my faith

Faith is the motivating principle behind all the actions we make. We go to the bus stop because we believe that a bus will come. As such, all of the decisions I make on a daily basis are a reflection of my personal beliefs. I want every decision I make to help me become more like Jesus Christ. Therefore, I live my faith when I decide what to think about, what I choose to say, what places I go, the way I take care of my body, etc. A favorite quote that reminds me of this (attributed to Frank Outlaw) is: “Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Missionaries are called to teach people about Jesus Christ and his restored church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are prepared and excited to answer any question you may have. Important discussion topics include: What happened to the original Church Christ established? Where is His church today? Who is Joseph Smith? What is the Book of Mormon? What is the meaning of life? Show more Show less