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Hi I'm Alan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of seven children: three boys and four girls ranging in age from 15 to almost two years old. I love to spend time with family, read, and tinker with all things computer related. We recently bought a home on a few acres of land so I am busy learning how to be do-it-yourself handyman. I served a mission for the Church in Mississippi and surrounding states and came to love the people of the South. I received a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University (BYU) and work as a Infrastructure Systems Engineer.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors on both sides of my family were early Mormon converts who emigrated to Utah from Europe in the mid-nineteenth century. Despite that pioneer heritage and my parents involvement in the Church, during my mid-to-late teens I developed a desired to know for myself if the things I had always been taught were true. I had always felt a sense of peace and contentment about my involvement with the Church, but I wanted more. Slowly, over time, through prayer, study of the scriptures, and continued efforts to live a life of faith and integrity I came to know, through the whisperings of the Holy Ghost, that God lives, that Jesus Christ is His Son and my Savior, that God still speaks to man through prophets, and that Joseph Smith was one of those prophets through whom the Lord restored lost knowledge--one of those things being the Book of Mormon--and power to the earth--especially the power to seal families together after this life.

How I live my faith

Through my service in the Church I have been able to work with all age groups: children, youth, and adults. I currently work with the 14-15 year old young men. Through weekly Sunday lessons and weeknight activities I do my best to set a good example and try to communicate the importance of being men of integrity, virtue, and faith. I also have the opportunity, with my oldest son, to visit monthly in the home of two families, to share with them spiritual messages and to help them with anything life throws at them. I try to be honest with all I come in contact with. I do my best to be helpful and service oriented in my home, at work, at church, and in the community. I try to be someone the Lord can count on to help others. I frequently make mistakes but I am always grateful for the Savior and His willing sacrifice that allows me to be forgiven and to be made better.