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Hi I'm Alan

I like travel, roller coasters, and surprises! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the baby of the family--the last of 4 kids. I loved growing up in the desert. I went to college in a place with lots of snow and earned a business degree. My job landed me in a rainy region of the world. I'm a husband and father with two teenagers. My family is my life. Between, drama, scouts, choir, swimming, church youth group, and singing lessons, we are busy! I love music and ballroom dancing with my wife. I love family vacations--especially to amusement parks with roller coasters. I love surprises and like to be spontaneous!

Why I am a Mormon

While in high school, I struggled to know what I believed. I decided to read The Book of Mormon and pray to know if it was really from God. I felt so good reading that book and knew that it was from God. Reading The Book of Mormon and praying about it changed my life. I also read the Old and New Testaments while still in high school-I love those books of scripture. The gospel of Jesus Christ has filled my life with joy and happiness. Keeping God's commandments has not only kept me out of a lot of trouble, but following God has brought me peace and happiness. I've had serious health issues and been hospitalized many times. My faith in God and the knowledge that no matter what happens, I can be with my family forever, keeps me going. My faith brings peace when life seems too difficult to face. My faith allows me to live each day doing the best I can for as long as I can.

How I live my faith

It's important to me to live my faith everyday and not just on Sunday--it's who I am. I'm following Jesus Christ when I'm being the best father and husband I can be and trying to do better every day. I make God and my family the center of my life. As a family, we do lots of things together. We play together and we also read scriptures together and pray together. Helping others is an important part of our lives. From spontaneous acts to help someone in need to a planned service activity, it makes you feel good inside and you know you are doing what God would want you to do.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Alan
Yes! The Holy Bible is God's word. I love reading from both the Old and New Testaments. Holy men and ancient prophets in the Old World wrote what God inspired them to write and these writings were compiled into the Bible. In the same way, Holy men and ancient prophets in the New World wrote what God inspired them to write and these writings were compiled into The Book of Mormon--which supports the Bible and also declares that Jesus is the Christ. Show more Show less