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Hi I'm Sam LeFevre

I grew up in Alaksa. Now I live in Utah. I am public health worker, a dad, a grandpa and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on the west coast of Alaska. After High School I served a mission in the Tahiti Papeete Cook Islands mission. When I got home I went to school in Washington, Utah and Idaho. After graduate school I joined the US Army Reserve and served for 21 years before retiring. My wife and I have four daughters and three young grandsons. Both my wife and I work in public health.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to LDS parents and grew up Mormon. At about age 14 I needed my own testimony and started seeking for one. Although I have always been active in the church, I have had many opportunities to be "converted" since my first 14-year-old experience -- each time, becoming a little more certain. I find that the Gospel is always relevant and I continue to find new meaning in its teachings as my life's situation changes.

How I live my faith

Members often have several callings, and I am no exception. Currently my wife and I are ward missionaries, and I am a home teacher for several families in our ward. On Tuesdays and Fridays, I work at the Salt Lake Temple - one of my most favorite jobs. It is not uncommon to get a phone call to help with a variety of service and welfare projects or to assist by visiting and blessing members of our community. That is the formal way. On the everyday, my faith defines for me who I am and guides how I talk, how I interact with others and how I make decisions, whether I am aware of it or not.