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Hi I'm LaVere

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mathematics teacher, both high school and college. My wife is also a teacher. A few years ago, we both retired, and agreed to serve a mission for the church. Although we would have been happy to accept any assignment, we were overjoyed when we opened the call from the prophet to work with high school students in Hawaii, helping them develop faith in Jesus Christ. We continued there, working with about 600 students and 35 volunteer teachers for twenty months, and it was a highlight of our lives. My wife and I have five children who are also faithful members of the church, as well as sixteen grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and my father was bishop of a local congregation in Utah. But I have Mormon ancetry. All 16 of my great-grandparents were among the early converts to the church, and all either crossed the plains with covered wagons, handcarts, or trains to be among the early settlers of Utah. But faith is more than ancestry, for I have a firm conviction that my life is better, my expectations of the future are brighter, and I am happier living the principles taught by Jesus Christ, and continued through our living prophet today. I read the scriptures daily, and find in them truths to give me strength.

How I live my faith

Because I am a teacher, I enjoy sharing my ideals in church. I meet with about 25 other adult men in our ward where we discuss the priciiples of the gospel of Christ, and find ways to put those ideals into practice. I am a home teacher to an elderly widow with a handicapped son, and I visit regularly with them to assist with household duties or just cheer them up on a bad day. I travel to a local grocery store on some weeks to take their older bakery goods to a local retirement home. I meet with the youth of our ward to help them gain greater faith in God and His Son.