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Hi I'm Alan

I'm a baby boomer with a Ph.D. and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 2 daughters and 3 sons. I currently serve as a Bishop's counselor in a small Arizona town. I spend a lot of time working with computers.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormon so naturally I was exposed to the LDS culture and teachings. I'm still a Mormon because I have found out for myself that the doctrines and practices of the Church are from God. This has occured in many settings, but the easiest and most regular way to have a knowledge of God, by revelation from his spirit, is by reading the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon. Service to others brings you that testimonial spirit as well.

How I live my faith

The church is divided into geographical boundaries called stakes and a stake is a group of wards. A Bishop is the spiritual leader of a ward. I currently serve in a calling as a counselor to a Bishop. This gives me opportunity to interact with the adults, youth, and children of the ward in a leadership capacity. Most actively attending members of the ward have callings as well including teaching, scouting, committees and other activities. All serve without pay as part of our service to God and each other. My wife and I also contribute 10% of our earnings to support the activities of the Church. In addition, we contribute offerings to assist the needy.