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Hi I'm Amiel Loiseau

I was born and grew up in Washington State, USA. I have a wife and 4 children, all out of the house. I work in HVAC controls.

About Me

My hobbies are genealogy, gardening, donating blood and platelets, and being with my children and grandchildren. I like to cook with sourdough. My granny taught me to work with the 'starter' and make bread and pancakes. I always wanted a worm farm, for fun and profit. I raised rabbits on occasion. My wife plays the organ, and once played the tabernacle organ in Salt Lake City. She attends the annual organ camp at BYU. I used to love to hike in the mountains, and run, until my knees gave out. Now my goal is to make my Original Equipment knees last the rest of my life. I now walk and ride a bike, in moderation. My son is serving a mission in Brazil, and now speak Portuguese. We have lived in Anchorage, Alaska, and Conyers, Georgia, and St. George, Utah, and now Lehi, Utah. I volunteer for the Red Cross, and for the Boy Scouts of America. I love the scriptures, both ancient and modern, both the old world, and the new world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I have so many witnesses of the truth. These witnesses come over the period of many years and decades of activity and service in the church. They include instant answers, and line upon line, precept upon precept growth in faith and understanding. I know how I feel, when I follow His plan, and I know how I feel when I follow my plan. It is night and day. Obedience to the commandments, and to priesthood authority bring peace of mind. Every time. All the time. I know how the USA can become strong and free again, the last becoming the first. I know the Jews will accept the gospel, and the first will become the last. I know the Lamanites (native American Indians) will accept the gospel, and the first will become the last). I know our spirits are eternal, and our bodies will become immortal, resurrected to a state of glory, according to how we have lived our life here, according to the knowledge we have had, and the testimony of the spirit we have felt. Death is no longer terrifying, only the sting of death is terrifying. The sting of death being sin. The only peace of mind I have in mortality, is through Him who knows me as a Brother, and loves me as His father loves Him, and gives me the opportunity for re-birth as His spiritual son, the Savior Jesus Christ. "Where can I turn for peace".....He, only one!"

How I live my faith

I live my faith, like I live my life, imperfectly. It helps me relate to everyone else. I cant help it. Because of this, I try to be forgiving of those around me, especially family. My wife comes first and foremost. She tries to remind me often, (I need it!) that where ever we go, she is always the most important person there, to me. She is more important than meetings, old friends, or aches and pains. Her happiness is my happiness. After that, I spend as much time as I can serving in the church and community. Almost all of my 3 weeks of vacation time a week are given to the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Girls Camp, and other service and welfare opportunities that are given to me. I look forward to serving a full time mission, with my wife as my companion, in the next 10 or 20 years. The time and work are mine to donate, the location is up to the prophet, and the Lord. A church leader once said, it does not matter where one serves, but how. From the least, to the greatest, the offering from the heart, and from sacrifice, will be acceptable to Him. In all my assocation with this church, my bishops have been my best earthly friend, next to my wife. He holds the keys to my spiritual progress. He represents the Lord, when interviewing for temple worthiness, and tithing settlement. He has always been, with the mantle that he carries, worthy of calling he bears, a judge in Israel, and shepherd of the flock. I know each of my bishops, over the last 55 years, have had my best interest at heart, and have extended calls to me to serve in the local church. None have recieved a penny for their service, and would not accept it if offered, and the same goes for me. My service is but a drop in the bucket, for the windows of heaven opened to me. If I would have written, in my youth, a summary of my life, stating the best possible outcome, I could never have envisioned the wonderful blessings poured out on my behalf, without measure, over my lifetime.