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Hi I'm Max

I'm a Mormon. My Mormon roots go back to Nauvoo and I was raised in Alberta Canada

About Me

I am a Grandpa with soon to be 19 grandchildren, from 5 children of our own. In my younger years I was a pilot, but now I enjoy working in the world of finance. I have a beautiful wife who waited for me while I served my mission. My favorite hobby now, when I have time is reading. I like some history, LDS history, American history, certain biographies, stories of successful people and Louis L'Amour.

Why I am a Mormon

I questioned the church growing up some. I wondered why our church was the "only one", when there were so many others out there. Just because I was born in the church didn't satisfy me. I really didn't come to realize why until I read the Book of Mormon with meaning and realized this book was true. Then I soon came to realize the importance of the Priesthood power, and that it was nowhere else to be found. Of course the encapsulating reason of all is the ordinances of the temple - particularly being enabled to be sealed in the temple and to have my wife and children bound together for eternity. Probably the biggest reason I find peace and strength is a lot of prayer every day and being able to spend very meaningful time with the scriptures each day. Without this, I am confident I would be in grave danger of falling.

How I live my faith

I have always been actively involved in the organization of the church. Worked with the youth as a young man. Served a two-year mission. Most of my life in the church has been serving with the adults. I have served as a bishop of a singles ward and then in stake presidencies a couple of times. I have always been a home teacher, visiting a few families each month to help them with their spiritual growth as well as to help see that their temporal needs are met. This is a very rewarding activity. Currently I serve as the stake Sunday School President, where two counselors (assistants) and I, along with a secretary are responsible to assist the Sunday School leaders in each ward in the stake to improve teaching the gospel to the members of the ward. Classes are taught each week to every age group.