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Hi I'm Grant

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in a small rural Utah community. My 1st job was helping my father raise 3200 turkeys, a 2nd job for him.

About Me

Except for probaably being the only person you or your doctor ever knew who had ruptured appendix twice (about a year apart at age 6) my only claim to fame is that 63 great people know me as grandpa or great grandpa. I worked while in college to pay my own way. I was an insurance underwriter for 10 years, then started my own tax and accounting business with a $28,000 SBA loan. At retirement, almost 20 years ago, I had 8 tax preparation locations and a just few accounting clients.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to Mormon parents who lived in a small rural mormon community. I always believed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true but I was never convinced that the men in my community understood some things in the bible better than did the college educated ministers of other churches, until I attended a funeral in California a few months after being married. During my teen years my bishop was a plumber, his 1st counselor a day laborer, his 2nd counselor a salesman. Only 1 man that I knew of in the community had a college education. He was an uncle who went to BYU on a football scholarship. The minister who conducted the funeral in California was introduced, with a program, as a doctor (PHD) of divinity. He did a very credible job of conducting and speaking. He quoted from some of the apostle Pauls teachings concerning a man caught up to the 3rd heaven and about Celestial ,etc glories and then stated, as he hit one hand with the other clenched fist, "I've been preaching for 20 years and we do not know what these scriptures mean, but they give us hope. "I was surprised that he did not know what Paul meant, because I thought I knew. I was now convinced that my bishop, the plumber, did know some things about bible teachings that the ministers in other churches did not. Since then considerable study of LDS and other religious doctrines, as well as anti mormon literature have thoroughly convinced me of of the truths in LDS doctrine.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly with my wife. I have two wives. I married the second a year and half after my childrens mother was killed in an auto rollover. I attend the temple frequently. I have had many church assignments including leadershiop positions & temple ordinance worker. I have served 2 years in California as a Senior missionary with my wife and 1 year as a `live at home' apartment coordinater for the younger missionaries. I currently teach a Sunday School Class about family history, as a home teacher and as twice a month as a recorder at temple baptisms. I feel that I know that Christ lives and is our savior and is at the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He leads us with A living prophet and apostles whom he instructs by revelation and inspiration. AS for community service I admit that I should have been more involved. I try to be a good neighbor and example. My childrens mother and I did serve for two years as local delegates to state convention for one of the political parties, holding a caucas at our house and getting our names on the ballot.