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Hi I'm Lawrence.

I have retired from teaching in higher education, I ride a Harley, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Salt Lake City and lived with my parents and brother in Belmont, Mass. during WWII. After the war, we returned to my birthplace where I obtained most of my education. In the 60s, my wife and I moved to Washington State to attend graduate school. Eventually, I became the third generation of our family to teach in higher education. My wife and I have three adult children who have chosen careers in business and the practice of law. Now that we are both retired, we spend time with our families, maintaining our home and gardens, traveling, motorcycle riding, and are very busy serving in callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was reared in an active LDS family. As such, I was baptized into the Church at age eight and received the Aaronic Priesthood when I turned twelve. During the course of my life, I have served two full-time missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany. I served a proselytizing mission in southern and western Germany from 1959 to 1962. Recently, my wife and I returned home from serving a mission in the Freiberg Germany Temple. We were married in the Logan Utah Temple and at present serve as temple ordinance workers. I have had a personal testimony of the truthfulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and of the restoration of Christ's true Church to this earth from a very early age.

How I live my faith

During my adult years, most of my daily activities may be separated into four areas of endeavor namely, personal, family, professional, and church. Now that I am retired, only three of these areas are relevant. My wife and I are very close having been married for almost fifty years. Most of our family and church activities are mutual effort, and we treasure the many hours that we are involved together on a daily basis. While our three children are involved in their own independent and busy family lives, we stand ready to be of assistance as needed. We derive much satisfaction from serving others whether the opportunities are family or church related.