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Hi I'm Les

I live in the Uncompahgre Valley of Western Colorado and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I supply the neighborhood kids and my grand children with bicycles and even trade and pass them around to our Missionaries. When not outside working on bikes and hot rods, I write short stories and do archives for a group of men I share my faith with.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I learned a positive reason to believe in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. I was taught the principles of living right not so much because I needed to, wanted to or should. What I learned then has been with me all of my short fifty plus years. But I did not always listen to what I should have listened to the most. I had once been atop that lofty mount where the ice in my heart melted and I felt the peace, the joy, that I learned of when reading the Book of Mormon. I take Moroni's challenge to pray with faith and I find that truth to be universal; free to all who are willing to give of themselves. I know now that His Church is all encompassing. I have never been turned away except as I fall away under my own weight. I find humility to learn more and more. My earthly family are examples of a faith that really works. The servants of the Lord show by example that we must give away what has been given to us freely. No other way have I found that love that surpasses all understanding.

How I live my faith

I try to practice implementing correct principles in all endeavors of my life. I've had opportunity to participate in the Scouting Program which was and is an excellent tool for young men. Today I am part of a citizen's advisory board that works to find work and housing for non-violent parolees. We go to places like the men's home of the Salvation Army. We go into prisons, jails and work release. I believe it was an act of faith that led me to these men and I must live as if there are no coincidences. I know this faith works in and through us all when we serve others.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I know the physical laws of this universe are immutable. No one can break those laws without suffering the consequences. But the nature of man is to resist with an inner struggle that has no earthly remedy. I might tell you of the first time I remember praying and hoping there was a God because I needed something I didn't have. I've seen miracles of healing. But the operations of this part of the Lords vineyard convince me that the order of things whether seen or unseen have filled an emptiness I had for many years. In my studies I've determined the same thing Pascal found when he tried to make a mathematical calculation of the law of probability that there is or isn't a God. I too have done the same and came up with the same answer. If I believe there is a God and live as though I will be judged by actions and it turns out there is no God then I will have had a wonderful life full of all things I could ever want.On the other hand, if I chose to believe there is no God and in so doing decide I can do anything I want with no repercussions then it turns out there is a God, I will be in big trouble. But of all things in my life the most important part is that I know my Father-in-Heaven has done so much for me that I could not do myself. He is always nearby and all I have to do is seek Him. Show more Show less