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Hi I'm Albert

I am a return missionary, a husband of 12 years, father of 4, former US Marine, currently in the US Navy, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I have served in the US Military for 10 years (6 in the Marines and 4 in the Navy). I am married to my best friend of almost 13 years now and have four children. I am very competitive. I love all kinds of sports and have some talent in dance.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young my family was primarily Catholic. My father, who served in Vietnam as a tunnel rat, had many questions about his religion and wondered why there were so many different interpretations of the bible from one religion. One day he and his friends were hanging out in front of our apartment in Pennsylvania, when he saw two young men wearing shirts and ties. In our neighborhood they stood out pretty bad. When my father inquired his friends of who these two guys were, they stated, "You don't want to talk to those guys, they're Mormons! They'll brainwash you!!" Well if you knew my father of 5'4" and as stubborn as they come, those were the right words to get his attention. He ran up to these two Elders of 6 foot and above, pointed at their faces and exclaimed, "I heard you guys go around brainwashing people!" It was to his amazement when one Elder looked at the other and said, "Yep, that's what we do!" My father then said, "Well come on over, I have some questions for you." I have seen the enormous transformation my father experienced as he took the discussions and grew closer to the Lord through reading the Book of Mormon and praying to find the truth thereof. My fathers transformation led to my family's baptisms. As I grew in the church I had many challenges and I had to find out for myself if I truly felt the same way. I was very blessed with many youth leaders who taught me and encouraged me to continue reading the Book of Mormon and to pray every day. I did so, and as I did, the spirit of the Holy Ghost rested on me and comforted my soul. So much that I cannot deny the power from which it came. I know that God lives and loves every single one of us. He cares about our challenges and wants all to come to Him. Sometimes the simplest commandments are overlooked because we think we are too intelligent. When it is really what will bring us closer to Him and allow the Holy Ghost to testify that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I have served as a Missionary in the Enland Bristol Mission during 1995-1997. I have served in many capacities in the church. From passing the sacrament to teaching and instructing young men as well as young married men in the church. I am active in participating in the community as a baseball coach. For the past few years I have been deployed with the US Navy and have been overseas. Since I have been gone, I a have been an "acting" Bishop for the military men and women serving in Kuwait. I love the Gospel so I try to keep the best example I can around my peers in the military. It often causes me to answer a lot of questions of why I don't cuss, drink alcohol, smoke and chew tobacco. I have discovered that many of them end up respecting me because of this. It also allows them to speak freely to me about spiritual matters that they are not so keen on sharing with others.