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Hi I'm Larry

I'm a Mormon. I've practiced Law in Cheyenne, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Now we're retired,back home in Wyoming.

About Me

I'm a retired attorney. I practiced mostly in California, then retired to my native Wyoming. We certainly enjoyed building our dream home, living in one of the greatest recreational areas of the USA, international travel and (best of all) spoiling our grandchildren. We set all that aside for 18 months to serve a mission. Ours is a bit different -- I was Associate Area Legal Counsel in Asia. That area stretches from Japan to Pakistan and Mongolia to Indonesia. What do I do? Well, the growth of the church means we're always looking at land purchases and working on issues relating to building chapels. We help missionaries get visas to serve missions in Asia, and help missionaries from Asia get visas to serve elsewhere. To me, the most rewarding work is humanitarian agreements. We prepare agreements with local government agencies and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). These enable charitable work throughout Asia. It's amazing how much can be done with our unpaid humanitarian missionaries and a few dollars from humanitarian contributions. People have wheelchairs instead of dragging themselves around on their knuckles. Women get good water from a local well rather than spending half a day trudging to streams of questionable quality. Doctors are trained to save sight, mend birth defects and prevent childhood diseases. If you've contributed to the humanitarian funds, thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, my parents joined when I was seven, but I didn't think much of their new religion, particularly as a teen-ager. Finally read the Book of Mormon after my sophmore year in college. I was a bit older, but was still able to serve a mission. I never looked back! For almost five decades, we've had a full, rewarding and satisfying spiritual life. What a wonderful way to live!

How I live my faith

I guess we do what most folks do. We pray together morning and night, study the scriptures, try to serve others. Our missionary service might seem out of the ordinary, but it's becoming more and more common for retired members of our faith to serve as missionaries. We served a wonderful mission in New Jersey, where we taught the gospel to many who are now like family to us. Our second "Senior Mission" was in Hong Kong, of all places. We don’t speak Cantonese, so we worshiped on Sundays with other English-speaking “Mormons”. Most of them are female household servants from the Philippines. Because the wages are so much better here, we find many of them have college degrees. They are impressive when they teach a lesson or lead a meeting, and they sing. Oh, how they can sing!

What is the Law of Chastity?

Larry
For me, it means absolutely no sexual relations with anyone except my wife. The trust that comes from such a committment has been a great blessing in our lives! Of course, no one makes passes at a bald-headed grandfather any more, but when I was a young attorney coming up the career ladder in Hollywood ('way back in the early 1970's), that eternal committment to my spouse helped us grow closer when it seemed everyone else wanted to join (if not lead) the sexual revolution. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Larry
Two of our children have adopted African-American children, and they are the light of our life. Both would say they've found no real prejudice in church activity. One of those granddaughters has lived on four continents because of our son's career, and has world-wide experience with the church. If you're a minority, I think this is the place to be.   Show more Show less