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Hi I'm Mike Alder

I grew up on a cattle ranch and farm in Arizona. I have been a small business owner for 34 years and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy working with horses and livestock. I obtained my private pilot license as I was attending college on a football scholarship. As far as I am now able, I love to participate in all types of sports. I am a husband, a father and grandfather. I have owned and operated my own businesses for over 34 years, primarily in the health care field.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have found answers to my questions about where I came from, why I am here and what is to become of me beyond this life. This knowledge has brought a peace and comfort to my soul that I do not believe could have come in any other way. This knowledge is more than hope..........I know. I know because the Spirit of God has made this manifest to me. My Savior Jesus Christ, is the central figure in this knowledge and His atonement make all of this not only possible but real. I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father who has answered my prayers and bestowed upon me this precious knowledge. I find great comfort knowing those whom I love so much (my family) will be with me beyond this life. What a glorious blessing this is and will be. I pray each day that I might be worthy of the great and marvelous blessings the Lord has given me. I know I am a child of God.

How I live my faith

I consider myself very active in the Church. I have had the opportunity and blessing of working for many years with the youth, particularly the young men in the Church, ages 12 -18. I have been honored to serve not only as their religious leader but also as their leader in the Boy Scouts of America. What a wonderful organization that builds character in young men. I have had the privilege of organizing various activities, such as a service project where over 400 youth and leaders cleaned and painted buildings for a facility that accommodates handicapped individuals. We also organized and carried out a preparedness activity that was attended by over 1,000 people. Here they were presented ideas and solutions to such things as food storage, emergency preparedness, repairs and maintenance for home and auto, addiction recovery, and many others. It has also been a blessing to serve in many leadership roles in the Church. I particularly enjoyed my service as a bishop to our ward (congregation). With this "calling" comes many responsibilities. However, as everyone in the Church serves, the burden is spread over a wide array of generous and hard-working individuals. This calling allowed me to observe the Lord's hand in many individual lives. I marveled at how much he loves His children and how he is always prepared to shower blessings upon them as they faithfully strived to live their lives in accordance with His teachings. What a blessing to be identified as a "Mormon"!