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Hi I'm Alan

I am a father of two, a husband to a loving wife, absolutely imperfect and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 23 years old. I have been married for three years. My wife and I have two beautiful daughters who mean everything to us. I am currently working security and I am planning on attending school in the spring for and Accounting degree.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been in the church all of my life. My grandparents on my father's side were born into the church as well. My grandparents on my mother's side were converts. Although I have been going to the LDS church all of my life, I still consider myself a convert. I believe that while my parents taught me and I attended this church, it was still necessary for me to become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ in the sense that I believe it for myself. I do not believe it is right for anyone to believe anything solely because their parents believe it. I think it should be a large deciding factor, but not the only factor. I have come to personally love my Savior and all He has done for us. I think that it is important for everyone to learn of what He has done for the world and all He wants for us.

How I live my faith

My family and I make an effort to attend church every Sunday. It is sometimes difficult with two young daughters, the oldest is only two years old, and I work the graveyard shift. We believe with the sacrifices our Savior made, we can sacrifice some sleep and three short hours on a Sunday for Him. On some Sundays, we also participate in what is called hometeaching for men and visiting teaching for women. This is where members are assigned to visit other members and their families to help give messages and teach lessons. The most important reason for these visits are to help each other with problems we may be facing and share our testimonies with one other to lift each other up. It is a loving service that brings us all together.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I strongly believe in the blessing on having a prophet on Earth to work as God's mouthpiece. I know that God loves me and all of His people, as He has always loved His people. Therefore, it stands to reason that as He loves us as much as he loved Abraham and his family or Moses and the Israelites in Egypt, so He will guide us with our trials and tribulations, even if they seem les significant than those in the Bible. One thing that helps me believe is that for as long as I can remember, we have been constantly reminded by the prophet that we need to have a food storage. Financial independence was also a large thing preached about in my early life. It strengthens my testimony to see what the US and the world has gone through the past 3 years or so adn to know that if we had all followed what was being taught by the prophet, it would have been easier to withstand the job losses, foreclosures and other financial crises. Show more Show less