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Hi I'm Landon

I was born and raised in Arizona and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father or 5, soon to be 6. I love my family. The best part of my day is when I get home from work and all my kids run to me yelling "Daddy is home!" and give me big hugs. They make me feel so good and loved. I do my best to be a good father for them. I currently work as a software engineer and really enjoy it. I enjoy creating things from scratch, solving puzzles, and the satisfaction of doing something that many others find useful. I work for a small company and have to wear many hats. Sometimes there is so much to do that I have to refocus myself and just take it one step at a time. I love spending time with my family. We try to do a lot of things together. Everything from video and board games to bike rides to the park. I feel a real connection with my family as I take the time to be with them. Two of my five kids have been diagnosed with autism. This can be a little difficult sometimes. I feel that this has been more of a benefit for my family than a hindrance though. The other kids have really learn what it means to love and sacrifice, and the joy that comes with it. We participate in Special Olympics together. This has been a huge character builder for all of us. I feel so blessed to be able to be with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were already members of the Church when I was born. I grew up going to Church every Sunday and learning about Christ in my home. I had awesome parents who taught me to rely on the Lord for answers. As I grew older, I began to feel a desire to know for myself what was true and what I needed to be doing with my life. I began to notice that I was happiest when doing the things I knew I was supposed to be doing. This was a small confirmation to me that the blessings from my Father in Heaven are real. I began to recognize the warm and peaceful feelings I would get when listening to things being taught to me about Jesus and the Gospel. My feelings for what was true just got stronger. But, there came a time when I wanted to know, with out a doubt, that what I have been taught and what I was choosing to follow was true. I took the advice from the scriptures and said a prayer. It was a simple one, all I wanted to know was if the Church was true. I remember the warm feeling I felt and the thought that came into my head that this was the true Church of Christ and that I was doing what God wanted me to do. I had my confirmation, and now I know to this day, what is true.

How I live my faith

I enjoy volunteering my time in scouting. I have been able to help out with many different age groups in that program. I have had the chance to be a Cubscout Master, Assistant Scout Master, and Varsity Coach. I really enjoy helping these boys and young men grow and develop to be good worthy men. I also spend time in Special Olympics. I volunteer as a coach and am on the board for the team. I have one son that participates as an athlete and have two other kids help out as partners. This has been such a rewarding experience. These kids with special needs have such a sweet spirit about them, you just can't help but feel happy around them. At times I am asked to teach classes at Sunday. Sometimes as a substitute in one of my kids classes or for the adults. I think it is a great opportunity for me to do that. I forces me to study a little deeper on a subject. I learn a lot more that way and feel that I grow a little closer to my Father in Heaven. It is hard to feel such comfort and joy that I get by living the Gospel and not share it with others. I find myself trying to serve and help others in any way I can. In doing this I add even more happiness to my life. It can be something simple such as smiling and greeting someone in the street or holding the door for them. Anything you can do to help brighten someone's day is a way to serve God.