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Hi I'm Alan

I'm a Mormon. I have grown up in the church and find it to be the most logical, believable religion on earth.

About Me

I grew up in New Zealand and Hawaii. I am an electrical engineer and my job takes me to many places in Europe and Asia. Wherever I am in the world I can find a Mormon congregation to meet with on Sundays. I enjoy meeting with other Mormons because of the common faith we share, no matter our cultural background. My wife and I have raised 7 children who have all remained true to the principles we taught them as they were growing up. We now have 13 grand children and love to travel to where they live to visit them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church but did not develop a testimony of my own until I was in my mid-30's. At the time of my conversion I was reading the Book of Mormon and studying the writings of scholars who wrote about the church and the Book of Mormon. As I read and pondered on the teachings of the Book of Mormon, I developed a feeling in my heart that made me realize that the things I was reading are true. Since that time I get a warm feeling in my heart whenever I hear the truths of the gospel. I am convinced that living the principles of the gospel is the only way to find happiness in this life.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday, including when I am travelling in foreign countries. I can always find a Mormon congregation close to where I am staying. I also study the gospel through reading the scriptures, including the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenant, and Pearl of Great Price, and by reading the thoughts of others about the gospel as contained in books they have written. I seek to live my life in a fashion that is consistent with the teachings of the Savior and His church.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Our bodies here on earth are made up of two parts - a spiritual part and a physical part. The spiritual part is who we are and it gives the physical part life. When we die, the spiritual part leaves the physical part, which is then left lifeless. The spiritual part, or spirit body, looks just like the physical part, or physical body, with one large exception. The spirit body does not age as does the physical body, so that our spirit body looks like we did when we were in our 20's. When we die, our spirit body goes into a spirit world and is recognizable to our former friends and family who have already died. We will also recognize them as the people we knew while living on the earth. We will have happy reunions there. One of the great works of the Savior was to overcome the physical death, or separation of the spirit body from the physical body, and to reunite these two bodies into one as eternal, perfected bodies. After being reunited, or resurrected, the spirit and physical bodies will never be subject to death, or separation, again. After we die, we will have the same talents, abilities, and interests that we had while living on the earth, both good and bad. It is important to develop the best talents and abilities while on the earth because these are things we will be able to improve upon as we live after death. Bad habits and desires will go with us as well, and will serve to limit our progression until we overcome them, which will be much harder to do after we die. Show more Show less