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Hi I'm Grant

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am an old guy who has been married to Patricia for more than 40 years. We have seven children and 18 grandchildren. In 1980, we started our own business. Our two oldest sons now run the day to day operation and we are semi-retired and living in the foothills of the Sierra-Nevada mountains. As a hobby, I have always been interested in trains and railroading. My focus is the history of railroading in the west in general and specifically, the "overland route" from Omaha to Sacramento. I also build one eighth scale "backyard" railroads. My current creation consists of 1000 feet of track, including a beautiful wooden trestle. My grandchildren never want to go home and, yes, it is big enough that they can ride on it. And, adults too.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I truly believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints is our Heavenly Father's authorized religion on the earth today. I believe this because I have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon and have asked God, in prayer, to let me know if these things are true. I believe that God answers our sincere prayers in His due time. I believe that He has answered my prayers concerning the reality of His Son, Jesus Christ and the truthfulness of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. This conviction has brought great joy and peace to my life over the years because the teachings of the Church are truly wonderful. Those wonderful teachings include the promise that my sweetheart and I will still be husband and wife in the next life and that we can be forgiven of our errors in this life. These things are possible only through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Another great teaching of this Church is that we are all spirit children of God who loves us with perfect parental love.  I think that knowing these things are true would bring peace and happiness to just about anyone.

How I live my faith

I try to live my religion every day. This mostly involves how I treat people. I try to always be kind and considerate, especially when it seems that others are not treating me that way. However, I am sorry to say I have no doubt that I fall short almost every day, but I am determined to keep trying. My "calling" in our local congregation, which Mormons call "wards," is to head up the organization that works with young men, ages 12 through 18. This includes a troop of the Boy Scouts of America. I have a team of dedicated and caring men who serve in various capacities within the organization, one of which is the Scout Master. Together we coach the young men in a wide variety of activities intended to help them develop physically, spiritually, and socially. The goal is to help them prepare to serve a full time mission for the Church when they become 19, and then to become dedicated husbands and fathers, as well as good citizens of their country. I love my calling because it is a joy to watch a young man develop into an adult who loves God, his family, and his country.