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Hi I'm Lloyd

I am 56 yrs old and have been a Mormon since I was seven yrs old. My parents converted to Mormonism in Dover, DE. I grew up in PA.

About Me

I grew up on the east coast and attended college in the west obtaining an undergraduate degree in marketing. My career has been in the pharmaceutical industry for 30+ years, including responsibilities in sales and marketing. I am a husband and father with adult children. I enjoy all types of sports, especially baseball and wish I had the talent to play professional baseball. I follow all Colorado and PA professional sports teams, but my favorite team is the Phillies. I am semi-retired and enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and traveling when time permits.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because my mother and father joined the church when I was seven yrs old in Dover, DE. The missionaries knocked on their door and my parents allowed them in because of their curiosity of Mormonism and because they were not attending a church of any religion. They felt it was important for their children to believe in God and Jesus Christ and to have an understanding of the teachings of the Bible. Although my parents did not attend church, they had deep religious feelings. Both my parents' ancestors had come to America on the Mayflower seeking religious freedom. Several months later, they were baptized and have been active members ever since. As I attended church on a regular basis as a teenager, I started to develop my own testimony of Mormonism. I had the great opportunity to serve a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was twenty years old. My testimony was strengthened during my mission as I witnessed how the gospel changed the lives of those who joined the Mormon religion. It brought them a new level of joy and understanding of our relationship to Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. Over the years, my testimony has been strengthened. I know that we are spirit children of our Heavenly Father and that he personally knows each one of us and that He loves us and will answer our prayers. I know that Jesus Christ came to earth to set an example for us on how to live our lives and to atone for our sins that we might be able to repent of our sins and return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Most of all, I am grateful for the teachings and direction Mormonism has provided me and my family through modern-day prophets who receive revelation from God, just as prophets in the Old and New Testament received revelation. I am grateful for the teachings of Jesus Christ taught in the New Testament and in the Book of Mormon during His visit to the Americas after His death. I know that God lives.

How I live my faith

Mormonism provides everyone with an opportunity to serve others in the Church. Over many years, I have had the opportunity to work with teenagers. I have witnessed how the teachings of Jesus Christ gave direction and meaning to teenagers and helped them to live a chaste and clean life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ provided them with a moral compass; especially required in these troubled times. I have witnessed the joy the Gospel brought to them. It has been said that in today's society, it takes a village to raise children. Mormonism provides parents with many additional resources to help provide direction to their children. I am currently a Bishop of a young single adult ward, that consists of single adults between the ages of 19 - 31 yrs old. It is wonderful that these young adults have the opportunity to be with others their own age and to have a support system of friends. This responsibility requires many hours, but I really love the opportunity I have to serve them. My responsibilities enable me to care for their spiritual and temporal well-being. Mormonism also provides many opportunities to serve others not of our belief. Throughout my life I have participated in many volunteer opportunities in the community. Just a few years ago, I was able to help in the clean-up after a tornado. I also had the opportunity to sand bag in preparation of a flood. As a youth, I have fond memories of serving in my community in charity drives and other community service. Currently, I participate in a community kitchen in feeding the homeless and less fortunate. I am grateful for the opportunity I have had, and continue to have, to serve people, both members and nonmembers of Mormonism. Mormonism is based on serving others, as Christ did. We are encouraged to be actively involved. Surprisingly, it's not those who have received service from me who benefited the most, it was me who benefited the most from giving service. Each day I strive to become more Christ-like.