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Hi I'm Lane

Faith, family, friends, fun and hard work enrich my life. I'm a small business owner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up as the fourth of seven children, my parents helped us learn how to work hard, have fun, love God and look at life optimistically. I love being surrounded by family and friends, and I also enjoy quiet moments out in nature thinking about things that matter. Over the years, I have made a home in Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Germany and Utah. My wife and I have been blessed with six children, four wonderful sons-in -law, and four delightful grandchildren so far. We value time together and meaningful memories. It is a joy to see our family grow. All of my career I have been in consumer marketing. During the last 8 years, I have become a small business owner. I love growing a business and helping other businesses we serve grow and be successful.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents shared their faith with me, and I have come to know for myself that Christ lived on the earth and taught His gospel and restored it again in our day. I learned that my ancestors sacrificed a great deal for this restored Church of Jesus Christ as this gospel came into their lives. It is not tradition but a conviction of my own that urges me to continue to live these principles and serve others. I am grateful to learn and grow as a Mormon. We are not perfect people but people who are working on being a little better each day. I love being with people who are growing and making an effort to serve and love and grow a little better all the time.

How I live my faith

My faith is not just for Sunday but for every day. I pray about daily concerns and for others, read scripture to understand the will of the Lord, and try to apply the teachings of the Savior each day. It brings me great peace. I value the counsel of a living prophet on the earth. I also treasure the knowledge that our family ties can continue beyond this life if we follow the teachings of the Savior. When challenges occur in life, there is support from family and a church family. That has made a real difference in my life.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Our families provide a setting for much of the growth we experience in life. In our families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. We share our joys and our sorrows. Family ties may bring us difficult challenges, but they also give us strength and some of our greatest happiness. The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness see “The Family A Proclamation to the World”. While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. That adds greater importance to family relationships and provides peace and reassurance that the happiness that is possible in a family can continue beyond this life. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day, just as He did anciently. The current prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death. They provide important guidance for us today, just as ancient prophets did in their day. We read the scriptures for the words of the ancient prophets, and we listen to the words of the living prophet for guidance specific to our times. Show more Show less