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Hi I'm Stan

I was raised in the far northern reaches of California. I have a beautiful family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There's nothing exceptional about me... I'm a father, husband, brother, and son. I work and live in the outskirts of the Portland Metropolitan area.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by loving parents, but like everyone, I had to discover truth for myself. After many months of pondering and contemplating the beliefs I had been raised with, I had to know for myself what was true. It came down very simply to whether or not Joseph Smith did or didn't receive a visit from God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. With that in mind, I set out to ask our Heavenly Father what I was to do with these things I'd been taught. After much prayer, I know with a fullness of heart that this is His restored gospel on the Earth today.

How I live my faith

I serve as the Elder's Quorum President to provide spiritual, temporal, and emotional support to the members of our congregation. 

What is the First Vision?

It's the lynch pin to our religion... either it happened or it didn't. There's no way around it. If you want to know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints merits the time of day, pray about the First Vision by Joseph Smith and everything else will fall into place.  Show more Show less