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Hi I'm Al

I enjoy motorcycles, muscle cars, the Arizona Diamondbacks. I love my wife and family, I am a Mormon

About Me

I am 63 years old husband, father, and ''papa''. I am a convert of 50 years to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.I am an Eagle Scout. I served a mission for two and a half years in Denmark between the age 19 and 21. I have been married to my smoking hot wife for 39 years. We have 5 children and 12 grand children. I am a real estate developer. I have a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic (big cruiser bagger type ). I have a couple muscle cars, one is a 1970 hemi Superbird, the other is a 55 Chevy Bel Air with a barely streetable race motor. I enjoy taking my family to baseball games. My family (like a lot of families) has had a lot of trials and heartaches because of the choices we have made . . . my family is intact today because of our faith and knowledge of the Savior, the love and support we receive from each other, and our friends at church. Mormons are just imperfect people, who have adopted perfect ideals, and who rely on their imperfect friends to help them obtain perfection. Being one of those imperfect people you can understand why . . . I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I really love touring my Harley, I really love crusing my muscle cars, professional baseball is a huge passion of mine, however, all that takes a second seat to my faith. My comentment to the church, my love for the Savior and for my family is stronger today than it has ever been. I am happier and more at peace with life and the eternities. All this because I try to read the scriptures and ''talk" to God on a regular basis. I am now converted to the church as I have found the answers to my questions. Through prayer and serving Him I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life. Jesus Christ answers my prayers, I KNOW that He lives, I know He is aware of my struggles, that He loves me and that He knows my name. Knowing this helps me have a greater understanding of who the Savior is and my relationship with Him. I continue to be an active Mormon because living it has made me so happy.

How I live my faith

We serve in the church as volenteers. No one is paid. We do not pay for weddings, baptism, confirmation, funerals, or any service the Bishop preforms. Each congreation in the church has approx. 400 members lead by a Bishop. The Bishop may invite you to accept a ''calling'' to serve where there is a need. The calling is extended in a private interview, at that time you can accept the invitation or not. I have served in the Primary (childrens organization) Youth Programs and Sunday School. At present my calling is to serve as a minester to the inmates in the county jail. I teach 3 one hour lessons a week. Approxmately 20 men attend each lesson, 85% are not Mormon. Before each lesson I ask God to give me the words, the inspiration, the clear mind and the strength I'll need to do His work. Teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and working with inmates one on one puts me in a position to see men change their lives. As the men feel the Holy Ghost testifying to them that what they are hearing is true they become converted. Among other things they learn that God has again called a Prophet, that they can be forgiven of their sins if they repent, that their life is not over, that it is easy to please the Lord and receive ALL the blessings of heaven if they will change their life. EVERY WEEK I see men with tear filled eyes, happy as they give themselves over to God allowing Him to enter into their daily life. ALWAYS I hear of the deep inner joy they are feeling. I teach Father in Heavens dear children how to sincerely repent, to mightly call upon Him for help, to love one another, to serve one another, to be forgiving if they want to be forgiven and the importance of studying the scriptures. I pray many times during the day and no one knows it. I see His hand in my life ALL THE TIME. Jesus has become my good friend because I am trying to live His teachings. I am grateful God allowes us to serve Him. I am so grateful I am a Mormon !

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Al
A portion of the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ has to do with Adam. Adam choose to eat the forbidden fruit. THAT DECISION OF ADAM brought death upon himself and all mankind. (see 1 Corinthians 15:21-22) To fix that God sent his Only Begotten Son, the Savior to save us from Adams choice. The Savior fixed the problem while on the cross when he gave up his life saying ''it is finished, into thy hands I command my spirit.'' (see John 19:30 also Luke23:46) THAT DECISION OF OUR SAVIOR payed for Adams choice. We really do have to know that it WAS Jesus choice, He choose when He would die, no one could take His life, that enabled Him to freely give His life for us. Being sinless He was able to pay Adams debt. He had to pay with His life to rebalance the scales Adam had tipped. The gospel of Jesus Christ is so beautiful! Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Al
Our Savior Jesus Christ said we must be baptized. (see John 3:5) He could not lie or He was not perfect. Christians believe God is no respecter of persons, that He loves everyone. (see Acts 10:34) Fifteen hundred years ago Asian people lived their whole life and never heard the name of the Savior, how then could they be baptized? ? ? God must be a respecter of persons or Jesus was lying to us. But no, God loves all His children AND we ALL have to follow the Savior into baptism. This dilema is solved in the temple. Just as the Savior did for me on the cross what I could never do for myself, in temples, worthly Mormons do for those who have passed on what they can never do for themselves by going into the waters of baptism and being proxy for them. (see 1Cor.15:29) Mormons believe in life after death, that at some time we will ALL be judged by how we lived His teachings. But not ALL have been taught about Our Lord and Master. Jesus went to the spirit world after His death on the cross but before His resurrection and taught those in the next life that had not heard HIS GOSPEL. (see 1Peter3:18-20 & 1Peter4:6) Now the problem is solved! Jesus's teachings go to ALL who have lived on the earth. EVERYONE will hear His message. What He taught must be lived if we are to have eternal life with Him. God loves ALL His children and we ALL have an equal chance to recieve all that He has. (see Romans 8:15-16 &32) The gospel of Jesus Christ is so beautiful. ! Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Al
YES, of course. Please consider these questions. Is God no respctor of persons (Acts 10:34)? Did God love everyone on the earth in the times of the Old and New Testament? Does He love everyone today? Did people have problems during the times of the Old and New Testament? Do we have problems today? Did He call prophets in the Old and New Testament? Yes. Please understand that God has called a prophet today. God is no respector of persons, He has always and does today love everyone. ALWAYS it is God who calls the prophet, He is in charge. We do not study for or decided to be a prophet. If there was not a prophet on the earth today then God would be a ''changable god.'' Why would He have prophets 4000 years ago and not today? Gods work is never finished as long as He has children on the earth. God is Almighty, meaning He has all power. He has not lost His power, always He has been able to do everything. He did call prophets and we do have a prophet called by God today, His work is not finished, He has not lost His power. God is UNCHANGABLE ! The Gosplel of Jesus Christ is so beautiful! Show more Show less