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Hi I'm Walker

Born in AR - Pilot 40+yrs., Univ Prof 6yrs., Have lived in TX, CO, AZ, HI, now LA. Married 47yrs., I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was an Airline pilot for 40 years and flew many airliners from DC-3s to B-747s Internationally. I now fly a corporate jet in Louisiana. I am an Adjunct Instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I owned & operated The Phoenix Suns Hot Air Balloon in AZ. I became a Mormon in '72. We have lived in TX, CO, AZ, and HI and presently in LA. I am active in church work and have three children and six grandchildren and have been married to the same sweetheart for 46 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was first attracted to the Mormon Church because I was impressed with the character of the Mormon men I worked with and their attitude toward their families. My wife and I received a Book of Mormon and began reading and praying about the things we were learning. We received answers to our prayers and became members. We have been actively serving in many different positions in the church since 1972. I know and bear testimony of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. I know it was written by divinely inspired ancient prophets who were inhabitants of the Americas. In 1823 in up-state New York, Joseph Smith received the hidden records from God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. In 1827 Joseph Smith translated these records into the Book of Mormon. Together with the Bible they became two witnesses that Jesus is the Christ, the resurrected and living Son of the living God.

How I live my faith

My current church calling/position is that of a Stake High Councilor. I am one of 12 High Priests organized to serve as a judicial and administrative body. My work in the administrative field is to aid and assist the Stake Presidency/Leadership in regulating the various church affairs and programs. We have 10 units/churches within our Stake and I am assigned one of these units. I travel to and attend their meetings and provide any assistance required by the Stake President and the unit leadership. I am a teacher, a speaker, and advisor for and in behalf of the Stake Presidency. I love this position and I find it extremely rewarding as I work with the membership. In my home ward/unit I am a home teacher and love calling on these families each month.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is our witness of Jesus Christ, who is Himself the cornerstone of everything we do. It bears witness of His reality with power and clarity. The text of the Book of Mormon has not been tampered with and it came directly from inspired ancient American prophets to us in just one inspired step of translation. Therefore, it is clear, undiluted and full of power as it provides the most complete explanation of the Atonement. It is truly a divinely inspired book as it bears witness to the world that Jesus is the Christ. It contains a record of a fallen people, and was written for our benefit today. It is the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles and to the Jews. It is the Keystone of Our Religion. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

President Thomas Spencer Monson became the 16th Prophet of the Church on February 3, 2008. His counselors are Presidents Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uchtdorf. President Monson was an Apostle for more than 44 years. He is known for his many tender stories of caring for individuals and he hopes all the members will reach out to those in need, both temporally and spiritually. Show more Show less