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Hi I'm Stan

I'm a lucky man.

About Me

I’m the 4th of nine children growing up on the tail end of the baby boomers. My family was the center of my life always finding time to tease one of my seven sisters. As a boy I loved anything to do with my family, scouting, the outdoors and electricity. Today my interest have not changed. I have a wonderful wife, 6 great kids, a desire to go camping this weekend and a great job as an Electrical Engineer.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from several long lines of Mormons and was teased many times growing up as living a sheltered life. It’s true. I was probably the most backwards boy to come out of Idaho. Even with seven sisters I was terrified of girls, and social settings. With great parents, and youth leaders though, I did experienced the love of service, the value of hard work and the importance of sacred things. I first left home as a missionary, called to serve in San Diego California. It was my time in San Diego that I came to really love and appreciate people outside my sheltered Idaho. While serving the great people of California, I gained an absolute confirmation that the gospel principals I was taught as a youth were true and would serve as foundation for a happy life. Now having passed my mid point, I humbly express gratitude for the upbringing I was given. As an adult I have jumped at opportunities to move to different areas. My wife and kids, have lived in Idaho, California, North Carolina, Missouri, and now Western New York. Through it all, the one constant has been the church. No matter where, it always feels like home when you have the church in your life. Each time we moved we have said many tearful goodbye's, yet each time we have also experienced a Saviors love and his quiet assurance that all is well. The over ridding lessons we have learned in the past 30 years, God knows and loves us, true happiness comes from service, and the greatest vacations are when you can be with family.

How I live my faith

I enjoy attending church and spending time with the youth. There is never a dull weekend when you can be with the Saints.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Without our savior Jesus Christ, our efforts to start anew, to do better today than we did yesterday would be fruitless. Our Savior gives us the hope that we can be better, that we can strive to be more like him. He has satisfies the demands of justice that we can know mercy. Show more Show less