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Hi I'm Alan,....and I'm a Mormon.

I grew up in Utah and love the mountains and peaceful life. I grew up in a family of 7 including 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

About Me

I'm a returned missionary, I served in Holland. I love art. I've enjoyed participating in sports throughout my life. I love to write stories, and most of all I love my wife, daughter and son.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14 a close friend took her own life which made me want to know what life is all about. Yes, I grew up in the Church and decided I needed to know for myself if this Church is true. I read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith and received a powerful witness that this is indeed the word and the Church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth.

How I live my faith

I'm active in serving in my ward and Stake in what ever position I am called. I try to live my life so that others don't have to question my faith in Christ but strive to live and act so it will be clearly evident whether in my business life or leisure. I once had a young man in my ward come up to me at a store that rented movies and first thing grabbed the movies I was holding and then said, "Just checking." Living the gospel of Jesus Christ is a 24 hour a day 7 days a week lifelong commitment and one that brings true peace and happiness.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Alan,....and I'm a Mormon.
We call God our Father in Heaven for the very reason that He is our father. He is the creator of our spirits. The life He lives is Eternal family life. He has given us this life away from Him to be tested and challenged to see if we will maintain love and faith in Him proving that we are desirous to return to live with Him again once this mortal probation has passed. He has given His Son and His gospel to teach us His ways to keep us from traps and sins that will hurt us and cause us pain and unhappiness. He loves each person individually. He hears and answers prayers because of that. He is the ideal Father and has promised us eternal joy if we will follow that path that will take us home again. Often we hear, "It's a strange world we live in." Where does that come from? Deep inside everyone of us is some type of memory that allows us that type of comparison. We lived before coming to this earth in God's family as His sons and daughters where there was no sin and no corruption, no wonder we sometimes look at the world and people around us and wonder. Show more Show less