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Hi I'm Allan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a married father with two sons and two grandchildren. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 18 years old and less than a year later I was serving as a full time missionary in Argentina. I later served in the Army for over 20 years, first as a Medical Service Corps officer and later as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. After retiring from the Army, I served as a court administrator, prosecutor, and worker's compensation judge before becoming a personnel specialist. I enjoy running with my dog several times a week.

Why I am a Mormon

 I first became interested in the Church when I found myself drawn to young people in high school who were members of the church. I developed friendships with young men and women in class and in sports only to later learn that they were Mormons. They invited me to activities and after several months I developed a testimony, asked to have the missionary lessons, and I was baptized. Over the years, I served a mission to Argentina, attended Brigham Young University, was married in the temple, and had two sons. At each step along the way, as I followed the precepts of the gospel and the promptings of the Spirit, the Lord blessed me beyond my expectations. This has confirmed to me on a regular and continuing basis that I made the correct choice, to become a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I work as a personnel specialist at a local Army base. When I am not working at my profession, I am the Bishop of a congregation in the church. This means that I work with others to guide and direct the work of the Lord in my local area. I usually spend about 20 hours a week meeting with members of my congregation to counsel them personally or to conduct meetings.