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Hi I'm Alan

I grew up in Alaska in a family of nine kids. I always wanted to be a dad. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a life-long Alaskan, a father of five great children and I have been a husband to a wonderful woman for over 30 years. I enjoy ice hockey, my pet miniature schnauzer, Heidi Mae and four super grandkids!  

Why I am a Mormon

I realized early in my life that my life was better when I lived the teachings of Jesus. As a young father I especially came to understand that I needed help to be the kind of man my wife expected and my children needed living the Gospel provided that help.  

How I live my faith

I have served in many of the calling in the Church assistant nursery teacher my wife was the head teacher, Bishop, Sunday School teacher, early morning seminary teacher, and missionary. Each of these experiences had helped my be a little better husband and father. I enjoy serving others in my local area especially the teenage kids. I have coached several hockey, football and basketball teams.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Though many Mormons look forward to serving a mission, it is not required. Each member decided for themselves if missionary service is right for them. In addition to the young men in white shirts and ties most people associate as Mormon missionaries, there are many different ways to serve. My parents, for example, have worked assisting the needy at a church sponsored food bank. I have friends who provided health services, employment assistance, and even water wells for poor villages in India. I personally choose to accept mission service while I was 19 years old and I was called to Australia. It was a wonderful experience, however it was totally voluntary. In fact my family and I paid all the costs of serving.   Show more Show less