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Hi I'm Les

I live in beautiful Northern Idaho, I love to fish, be in the mountians with my family. I love scouting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a beautiful wife and a father of five boys and a girl. I love to fish, hike, Mt. Bike and generally be outdoors. What I love the most is being outdoors and enjoying the creations of the Lord. As a child I moved around a lot and lived in many states. That allowed me to see different life styles and beliefs. Because of service and love of "uncles" I was able to avoid some mistakes as a teenager. Some of these "uncles" (friends of my family) I was introduced to bullriding. I rode bulls for several years as a youth, but never went pro. Through those years is where I developed a love of animals and ranching and that is why I studied animal science in College.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother grew up in Utah and was raised a Mormon. I was baptized when I was eight, but was inactive until I was a teenager. When my step father was transfered to a new duty station on the eastcoast, I was a sophmore in high school. Our school was located on a military base. During my first two weeks at school, we had a bomb threat drill and as I was walking between groups a kids, I heard some say "I hear mormons can't dance". I responded, yes they can. That is when a young lady asked me how i knew that, and i said because i am a mormon. She responded asking why she has not seen me at church. I said we were new in town. Later that day, I was in health class and another young lady approached me and introduced herself (as the sisiter of the first girl) and invited me and my family to church. Because of these two young ladies, my family returned to church and my step father was baptized three years later. After graduation in 1988, I was planning on serving a mission, but became side tracked and joined the delayed entry program for the Marines. In March of 1989, I had the opportunity to attend a single adult activity in Atlantic Beach, NC. I was housed with 5 return missionaries, who would not hear about my excuses to not serve a mission. They lovingly encouraged me to serve a mission. On Sunday moring, instead of letting me sleep, they woke me up to attend sacrament with Bro. Babble, who served a mission with President Benson after WWII. During his talk, I had a spiritual experience confirming to me that Heavenly Father wanted me to serve a mission and that he loved me. After meeting with my Bishop the following week, I began the paper work to serve a Mission. That call came in May 1989. What I did not know before my call is that five Sisters of my ward, including my mother, were fasting and praying for me to serve a mission. I will ever be grateful for the two girls at school, who invited me to return to church and those five sisters of my ward.

How I live my faith

I currently work with the youth and adults of our ward. I have served in various callings in the youth organization and in Scouting for the past 8 years. I love the youth and have seen what the Duty to God program and Scouting can do for youngmen. I have also coached flag football, basketball and have been a ref for our local recreation program in my community. I will probably be known as the animated coach here in town, because during flag football when the kids would make a play or almost make a play I would be showing my support for their efforts. With one of my son's we visit two elderly sisters in our ward. They have taught me how to serve others and how to follow up on promises. I am grateful for their life experiences that they share with us.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Les
No, currently our ward (an small congretion) is working with the rotary club in our area to provide wood for the winter to those in our community who are unable to get firewood. I have been on many service projects that help the community. As members of the LDS church we believe in serving our neighbors and those in need. Whether the needy are in our community or outside our community we believe in serving them. Show more Show less