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Hi I'm Alan

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I know this Gospel is true.

About Me

I was born and raised out in the country near Austin, Minnesota. I am now married and work at Pace Dairy as a maintenance mechanic. I love life. I like to have good days and get along well with others. I think that life is too short to be upset, irritated or angry. I enjoy hunting, fishing and a lot of other outdoor activities. Being Minnesotan, I love the snow. I guess I have to since it's here for 6 months a year. I consider myself just an average guy, which I enjoy. It helps me relate with and befriend others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because, even though I was raised in the church, I developed a desire from an early age to know for myself if it is the true church. I wanted to develop my own testimony about the Savior and Start my own forever family. I am a Mormon because there is never a Sunday that doesn't feel special to me. It is the Sabbath Day and the more reverent I am on that day the better I feel. Sunday helps me prepare for the week and gives me the strength I need to be a good example to those around me. I have learned where I came from, why I am here on earth and where I'm going after this life. I am a Mormon because that gives me a focussed view into my own potential and into eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by having regular personal worship (prayer and scripture study), putting the Savior Jesus Christ first in my life, being an example to everyone around me that hopefully shines a good light on who I am and on what we believe as members of the church, I live my standards that I set, I honor my wife and my family to the best of my ability, and I make sure that I serve others and always remember that all that I am I owe to my Heavenly Father.

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Attending a church building is something that anyone and everyone is welcome to do. We have wonderful meetings on Sunday where the spirit can be felt and where we can learn more about where we came from, why we are here and where we are going. The Temple is a place where only members of the Church can attend for reasons of a sacred nature. Not secret but sacred. We believe that people who have passed on from this earth still need the necessary ordinances performed for them just as we perform our own while on earth; namely: baptism, receiving The Gift of the Holy Ghost, receiving our endowments (covenants and promises we make with God) and becoming sealed together for time and all eternity. Which means, when we pass on from this life, we will still be together with our families, spouses, ancestors and so forth. Show more Show less