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Hi I'm Lon

I've been an engineer by profession, but my greatest work is being a father. I've authored a book on Fatherhood. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been a dishwasher, a prep cook, a camp councilor, a missionary, a pineapple plantation supervisor, a Scout Master, an engineer, a financial markets analyst, a stay at home father, a home school head master, an early morning religion teacher (seminary teacher), an engineering manager for an avionics test group, and a lay minister for my congregation (Mormon Bishop). I played a key role helping America return to space after the Challenger disaster by designing and developing measurement devices to verify the space shuttle solid rocket boasters’ new joint design. However, my greatest and most rewarding challenge has been that of being the father of two wonderful sons. I recently authored and published a book about my oldest son. The title: Never a Dull Moment - A Father's Story : The Joy and Challenge of Raising an Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Child.

Why I am a Mormon

I consider myself a truth-seeker. I am interested in knowing what is true about science, mathematics, and the world in general, and I believe that once you understand a truth, that you should live it and obey it. I have received a testimony through the Holy Ghost as a witness that Jesus Christ lives, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His authorized kingdom on the earth today.

How I live my faith

When they asked me to teach my son's Primary class after going through 4 teachers in 4 months, I said yes. And I taught for 7 years. When they asked me to clean the church building, I said yes. When they asked me to be a Scoutmaster, I said yes. When they asked me to teach early morning Seminary, I said yes. When they asked me to be Bishop, I said yes. My life is dedicated to the service of God.

Are Mormons Christians?

Actually this question should read, "Are you a Mormon? You can't be. You're too normal." Living in the South is a great opportunity to share the gospel just by living your beliefs. Many of my friends and neighbors are devout Christians of other faiths. Once they get to know me and they ask me what church I attend, and I tell them I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they are rather shocked at the answer. By the time they ask this question, they already know from my lifestyle and conversations that I am a devout follower of Christ. Usually they are just interested in what church I go to on Sunday. When they find out I'm a Mormon, I've had people tell me, "You can't be. You're too normal and you believe in Christ." The Book of Mormon is a second witness of Christ, and if you take the time to read it, your testimony of Christ will be strengthened. You will come to realize that a person cannot believe in the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon without a firm belief in Christ as our Savior and the Redeemer of the World. Show more Show less