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Hi I'm Allen

I grew up in Utah, I am a full-time Soldier in the US Army, A husband and a father, I love the outdoors, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my best friend and the love of my life, and after 23 years of marriage we have finally been blessed with our first child, a son. I am a full-time active duty Soldier in the US Army. I love being in the outdoors and am a true dog lover. Some of my hobbies and interests are hiking, camping, target shooting, outdoor photography, and motorcycling. I volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. I am currently going to school part time working on getting my Masters Degree.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and so I have been familiar with the gosple teachings my whole life. As a teenager I did go through a 'rebel' phase as some do, but always knew the teachings of the church were correct and true. I decided to correct the course in which I was heading and got my life back in line with the teachings of the gospel. That was when I was actually converted. I started reading the scriptures and praying and felt the confirming feeling that the Book of Mormon, the gospel and the church were true. The gospel has proven to be a stong comfort and guide throughout my life, especially during the trying and difficult times associated with my job as a Soldier dealing with combat and deployments away from home.

How I live my faith

I enjoy working with the youth organization of the church. For many years I had been an advisor for the young men in the youth organization and involved in the Boy Scouts of America as a volunteer. I enjoy doing service for others and am always willing to help out someone who is in need of a helping hand. I strongly believe in Christ's teaching of when we are in the service of our fellowing being, then we are in the service of our Lord.