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Hi I'm Albert

I'm 79 years old. My wife and I are retired teachers. We celebrate our 50th anniversary in October 2011. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I served in the Army during the Korean war, was grateful for GI educational benefits which helped me get a teaching credential. My wife and I taught school until our retirement. My field was Mathematics and my wife was in English. We now have 5 great grand children. When younger I enjoyed swimming, water skiing, tennis and my wife enjoyed fishing, gardening, writing. We've always had pets, including a large green lizard and a green parrot. We recently moved to live closer to our two youngest sons, who are very helpful to us in our older age. Now we enjoy reading, watching TV shows from the 50s, 60s, 70s; reading scriptures and novels on our kindles, associating with church friends, eating out, taking short drives, and helping others we know, like a neighbor widow woman whom we take grocery shopping. We appreciate good doctors and medical service and the kindness of so many people in our lives. We always pray for leaders in government to be honest and have integrity as they serve the people of this great nation.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were good people and taught me to believe in Heavenly Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ. I learned to pray at an early age and was baptized when I was about 9 years old. During my teen age years I gained a personal testimony that the Book of Mormon is true scripture which strengthens the bible teaching that Jesus is our Savior and that he is no respecter of persons but loves every human being. I love the Savior who took upon him our sins and afflictions in Gethsemane and at Calvary. He overcame death an made it possible for all mankind to be resurrected to a more glorious life than mortality. I am grateful for prophets and apostles on the earth in these last days to teach us the gospel of Jesus Christ the same as Peter, James, John and the other apostles did in the early Church after Jesus was crucified. I am grateful for gospel ordinances available to us today. I love my parents, grandparents, and look forward one day to meet them and other ancestors. I am grateful for children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and look forward to a day in the resurrection when I will know all my descendents. I believe that God speaks to all nations and peoples and that some of the teachings of God's mortal servants are preserved for our days. I am especially grateful for the Holy Priesthood restored again in these last days through the Prophet Joseph Smith, whereby worthy men have authority to serve and bless God's children.

How I live my faith

My wife and I visit 2 senior married couples and 3 senior widows each month. This is called home teaching and visiting teaching. We meet in their separate homes once a month to see how they are doing, find out how we can be helpful to them, encourage them to read the scriptures and pray every day. We accept other assignments from time to time, like working with others in gathering supplies for food banks in our area. I also do some indexing of census and other records by typing data from images so the records can be searched and used digitally for people interested in their ancestors. We enjoy attending church services and Sunday School where we are currently studying the New Testament.