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Hi I'm Larry

I'm a Mormon. I was raised in Puyallup, Washington and lived there until I got married and moved to my current home.

About Me

I am retired now from the Information Technology field, specifically I was the manager of a very large Computer Data Center. I am the father of 3 daughters and grandfather of 11 grandchildren. I have lived in the Puget Sound area of Washington State all my life with the exception for the time I attended college. I am an avid Amateur Radio enthusiast and hold the “Ham” call W3OZ. I have contacted every country of the world and I am listed on the top of the American Radio Relay League Honor Roll. I also enjoy doing genealogy. I have traced most of my family back to the 1500s. This is a very rewarding activity and brings me closer to those who have gone before me, and the lives they lived and the efforts they made so that I can enjoy my life today. My wife Jackie and I like to travel, garden, and participate in the active lives of our family. Jackie and I were married in 1963 and then sealed our marriage in the Salt Lake Temple in 1967 after joining the LDS church in 1966.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not raised a Mormon, but was religious and always had questions that could not be answered by the church I was attending. When LDS church missionaries came to my door, I was skeptical but gave them a chance to answer my questions. They were able to explain the basic beliefs of the church and in doing so, most of my questions were answered. I could never understand why the same organization that was established by Jesus Christ in his day did not continue. I could not understand the true nature of Jesus Christ. The LDS church is the answer to my prayers and has been a blessing to me and my family.

How I live my faith

I have several families that I call on regularly to make sure they are doing OK and see if there is anything I can do for them. I have helped moved them, gone shopping, and taken them to doctor appointments amongst other activities. I really believe in being my brother’s keeper. I participate in many emergency communications drills to practice the abilities of the church to communicate in the face of an emergency. In the event of an emergency we would pass along important information to local and national authorities. These messages could be used to see to the welfare of church and other members of the community. I have served in many capacities in the LDS church locally. I am currently a councilor in the most senior group of priesthood holders in our local ward. My biggest responsibility is to my family both the ones who live close and the ones who live in other areas. I do my best to keep them all in communication and try to see to it that they are inspired as to the values of our family.