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Hi I'm Lloyd J

I'm a Mormon. I'm thankful for this. I've worked as a cowboy,trucker, carpenter,driven big equipment,been entrepreneur,and others.

About Me

I'm a father and have a wonderful wife of 35 yrs. The number one thing I love after my Heavenly Father and my Savior is my wife and each of my children and now my grandchildren. I've had some college, but no degree. I grew up on a cattle ranch. I've done a lot of truck driving through the years. I still love horses even though I haven't done much with them for a long time. I hope to do more in the future. I have always worn my cowboy boots and my cowboy hat, because that's what I'm comfortable in and that's just me and most people who know me understand this. I believe in wearing things out and really trying to get my money's worth out of most things that I have personally. I'm 62 and still trying to work at making a living. The Lord has blessed me with good health and I try to do what I can to take good care of it most of the time. I like living where I have lots of room around me. I'm thankful for what I have.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a bit on the fancy free side of life as a child into my adult hood. My dad did his best as a single parent and not much formal schooling, to take care of my brothers and me. He taught us to work and that we needed to be honest and treat others with respect, and help those that need help if we could. He was a good man, even though he was a member of the Mormon church,( The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), but he was not active. So me and my brothers weren't active either. I did some very regretful things in my youth clear up until I was about 21. The one of my brothers got killed in a bad vehicle accident. That shook me up pretty bad. I guess it was enough that Spirit of the Lord was able to start working on me in different ways. I found a couple of books written by some Mormon authors at work which gained my interest and a girl I was quit interested in was Mormon and I thought it would help our relationship if I took her to church. I don't remember now but somehow I got a Book of Mormon. I will never for get how when I started to read this book a most powerful overwhelming feeling of loving warmth filled my whole being, and it was like Heavenly Father just opened the top of my head up and just poured a perfect knowledge of the truthfulness of that sacred book,( The Book of Mormon another Witness of Jesus Christ), right down though every fiber of my whole being. I testify it truly is the word of God though His living prophets that lived for centuries on this the American continents, because Heavenly Father loves them too. He knew it was important for us too. This is why He raised up a prophet in these last days, the Prophet Joseph Smith. I testify Joseph Smith is just as much a prophet as Moses and all the other prophets in the Bible which I know is the word of God, too. The two books compliment each other. I am very thankful to be a Mormon,( The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).

How I live my faith

I've had the opportunity serve the Lord through the years in many different ways in His Church. I have served as a full time missionary for 2 years just after I gained my divine witness of the Book of Mormon. That was a very special 2 years of my life and I did a lot of growing in the teachings of the gospel during that time. I encourage every young man of the Lord's Church to go and have this special time of giving full service and dedication. I've been blessed to serve as a home teacher to strengthen and help the members of my home church.( called a ward). I've also been a teacher to the primary youth, worked some with scouts, served as a secretary at different times. I have served as an executive secretary for our Bishop and also a membership clerk plus other callings, too. Serving the Lord is a wonderful great blessing even though it can be a bit scarey some times and I never feel like I'm ever perfect at trying to do whatever I'm asked to do. It seems like the Lord makes up for my shortcomings or faults.