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Hi I'm Allen

Hi I'm Allen Beavens! I was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1947, the youngest of five and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In my younger days, until I was 29, I got into a lot of trouble. While living in Pennsylvania, it seemed to follow me everywhere I went. I then decided to move to North Carolina for another start. While living there, I met a woman that I married. We then movd to Wisconsin and we had a daughter and three years later we divorced. In the next five years, I didn't really go out with other women. but I became very lonely. One night I prayed to God for someone to come into my life and within a month my current wife came into my life and changed it for the better. We have nine children and four grandchildren. My hobbies are playing guitar, fishing, watching boxing and reading the Bible.

Why I am a Mormon

When my second wife and I had our first child, we went to a Lutheran church to have her baptized. We asked the pastor to have her baptized, but he wouldn't since my wife and I were not yet married. I asked what that had to do with my daughter and he said that he didn't want us in the church anymore but to find another Lutheran denomination in town due to conflict of interest. I asked him that I thought every pastor was supposed to bring all that they could to God but he didn't really want us there so we left. Soon after that the missionaries came to our door and at first we couldn't speak with them because we were busy, but I'm sure they just thought that we were brushing them off. So we told them to come back the following week and from that point on I started taking the lessons. I felt that this was the right church for me. They told me more in the first couple lessons and the whole time I was going to the Lutheran church. From that point on I felt that this was the right and true church for me. Although my wife wouldn't listen to the lessons at first, I basically gave her the lessons myself after I would learn from the missionaries. Eventually she decided to sit in on the lessons. From that point on, we've been Mormons!

How I live my faith

My first calling was a Primary Teacher. I wasn't that good at it, but it was a good experience for me. Also every Monday night we have the missionaries come over for Family Night. I've also asked to clean the church between church meetings on Sundays.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ of the people living in the ancient Americas. It is living proof that God still calls and talks to living prophets today. The most important event in the Book of Mormon is the coming of the ressurected Christ to the people in the Americas. It outlines the plan of happiness that God has given us and tells us all how to gain peace, joy and eternal salvation in this life and the life to come. Show more Show less