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Hi I'm Loyd

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not a young convert, for I was baptized when I was 38 years old. My three children were baptized with me, my wife was not, which certainly caused our family difficult times. After 35 years, I can look back and see that it was the right thing to do even with the trials of being a part member family. My children are better persons then they could have ever been without this Church, me included. I have had the opportunity to serve in many ways reaping great satisfaction and reward in doing so. This church has brought me a happiness and peace that I never knew before I joined.

Why I am a Mormon

I decided to join this church after seeing the good it did for my brother's family. He also was a good missionary. He gave me a Book of Mormon and asked me to read it. I did and could not reason it away. It was not written to be a novel, to many characters to keep track of or a book on history or geography, not enough information. It could only be what it proports to be. A book of God's dealings with His ancient children on this the American Continent. That is all it could be. It had to be a true record. I didn't have to pray about, I just knew it was right. I felt good about it. So when I decided to join a church, because I felt that my children needed a religious background, I knew that it had to be in this Church. My oldest son was 12, my second son was 10 and my daughter was 8 years of age when we joined. But the real reason I joined was that I knew this was the Lord's Church. If the Book of Mormon was a true record, then the way it was brought forth had to be true too, then the Church that followed had to be the Lord's church also. A true and complete restoration by Our Heavenly Father of His Kingdom again on this earth.

How I live my faith

I became an avid reader of the scriptures and tried to attend all the meetings of this new Church. This along with the support of my brother and the fellowship of the members, my family and I soon felt at home. I was soon given the opportunity to teach a youth Sunday School class and this is where I learned the Gospel. From that point on I have served in many different compacities. Each bringing a reward or satisfaction and growth. As I grew in knowledge of the Gospel, I was given the chance to serve in more demanding callings or capacity. Now I am comfortable to serve almost anywhere I am needed. I try hard to live my religion each and every day. I keep my language clean and appropriate when I am on the job and ask those around me to do the same. They respect me for the example I set. There is no place I would rather be then to be a part of this wonderful church.