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Hi I'm Larry

I am married, am self employed along with my wife and enjoy reading and spending time with friends. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father and, with my wife, we own and operate a small business. I grew up in the southeastern United States along the Gulf Coast and enjoyed water sports, fishing and boating. I also enjoy doing work around the house and especially enjoy remodeling and upgrading our home as well as making our yard attractive and inviting for our friends and family. I enjoy using my skills in serving others and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents had a strong belief in God, our Heavenly Father and in Jesus Christ, our Savior. We were active in the Methodist Church and I grew up with many close friends in that faith. My family always cared about helping others and serving people who were in need. My parents also felt that hard work would only help us grow stronger. However, even with that great upbringing, I had not been active in a church for a while and felt I was floundering. My wife, a Mormon, had also not been active in the church for a long time. I felt I needed to go back to the basics my parents had taught and be more active in serving others. I said a prayer that our Heavently Father would help me find a way to serve and to our surprise my father in law and mother in law were called to manage the Bishop's Storehouse in our city. They asked if we could help fill in during a time they had planned to be absent so we began working and serving in the Bishop's Storehouse. As we worked, we felt such a sense of peace and satisfaction. This was an answer to my prayer, but little did I know what else the Lord had in store for me and my wife. We were so touched by the love and dedication of the volunteers and how genuine they were as they went about the work of providing food for those who were less fortunate than us or were experiencing some temporary hard times. I was also impressed that the Church would help, but also would assist those receiving help to become more self-reliant. It was not long until my wife and I both had a simultaneous desire to go to Church meetings on Sunday. I soon began learning about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I was literally touched with such a feeling that this was what I had long been searching for. I was baptised and my wife became active again. As I learn more about the Church and more from studying the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the more I realize this truly was the Church where I belonged.

How I live my faith

Each day, I pray for guidance from our Heavenly Father that I might live in such as way that my actions will be a witness for Jesus Christ. I read the Gospel every day to learn more about our Saviour and His attributes which I then strive to follow as I go about each day's activities.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Larry
As I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible along with other scriptures, I become more aware of how much the Lord loves each of us. Through the scriptures, we are guided on how to handle the challenges we face in this mortal life and to do so in manner that is pleasing unto Him. I have also discovered that taking time to not only read the words of the scriptures, but to pray first for guidance that I might understand what is being taught and then to follow the scripture reading with time for contemplation and to ponder on the message I have just received. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Larry
I feel that we, as Mormons, are truly Christians because of our firm belief that Jesus is the Christ and after living a perfect mortal life, He died on the cross as a sacrifice to save us from our sins if we believe in Him and Repent of our sins asking forgiveness from our Heavenly Father. He therefore is our Saviour and is the central focus of our faith and He is the head of our Chruch. Show more Show less