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Hi I'm Alan

I am a Husband, Father, Grandfather. I have lived in Loveland, Colorado for 41 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was baptized into the church when I was 8 years old. I have had the opportunity to realize the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ for a long time now. I was raised in Tooele, Utah. After high school I enlisted in the US Air Force. I served 4 years mostly in the Pacific region. After military service I married a wonderful girl that I met at Brigham Young University. We have been happily married for 41 years and have been blessed with 5 wonderful children and 11 grandchildren. I am now 65 years old. I am retired but working part time to stay active and to be of service to those around me. I am a HAM radio operator. I love the mountains and the wide open spaces. I have been greatly blessed in this life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have chosen to be. I was blessed to have been born into a Mormon family. I had a wonderful family who loved me, cared for me and taught me about my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ. We talked about the Savior and Heavenly Father. I studied the scriptures and attended church. I prayed to know of God's will and plan for me. And I feel that I was blessed to understand more about myself and where I came from and where I was going. I felt of the love of Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. After a long period of studying, pondering, and praying I received a spiritual confirmation from God that I was known and loved by God. I have felt the goodness and kindness of other religions around the world. And I value and appreciate them and their good people. But I also have strong feelings that the true Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in its completeness to the earth so that all of God's blessings can be poured out upon His children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing those things that I believe my Heavenly Father expects me to do. I believe it is very important to treat all of Heavenly Father's children as He would treat them - with love, respect, and kindness. Of course the priority is to care most importantly for my own immediate family - my wife, children, grand children, and extended family. I worship God by attending church services each Sunday. I serve as a leader of a group of some of the men in our local congregation. I teach, encourage, and try to up lift each of them. I serve members of the congregation by visiting some families each month - ensuring that they are doing well and encouraging them by teaching about the Savior Jesus Christ and His teachings and His great atoning sacrifice for each of us. I also assist others in the community or neighborhood as they need help.