Hi I'm Alan
I know why I'm here on earth what God expects of me and how I can live happily. I am a Mormon.
My wife and I are the grateful parents of 10 children, 35 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. I've been a small business owner for 38 years, and currently work as a corporate trainer. I enjoy serving and lifting others. My hobbies are reading, the outdoors, fly fishing, and sports.
Why I am a Mormon
I obtained a testimony of the restored gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith as a young man after having sincerely search, pondered and prayed about the Book of Mormon and by living the teachings of the Lord through His servants the prophets and apostles. My great-great grandfather was the first convert of my family to join the LDS Church. He was the first of forty-three ministers of the United Brethren Church in England who was baptized a member of the Church. He was soon joined by 600 members of the United Brethren congregations. I wanted to learn about my ancestry and find for myself the truth of the legacy they bequeathed me.
How I live my faith
I prayerfully search and ponder the scriptures and teachings of the apostles and prophets every morning. I diligently try to remember what I learn and apply it in my daily decisions. I have received by the power of the Holy Ghost a witness that the God of Heaven is my Eternal Father; that Jesus Christ is His Only Begotten Son and my Savior; Through the companionship of the Holy Ghost I feel the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ in my life. I try daily to recognize, acknowledge, and record the tender mercies of the Lord received by me and those around me. I seek to do what the Lord would do in my daily experiences, if He were personally here.