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Hi I'm Don Hansen

I grew up in a small Arizona town, and after seeing a good bit of the country, returned to raise my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a retired school teacher. I have taught students at just about all grade levels, but elementary is my favorite. I really love children. My wife and I have raised a bunch of kids, and are enjoying our grandchildren. I like to putz around in our garden, and enjoy the produce from our many fruit trees. We have a long growing season here in Arizona, so it keeps me busy. I play basketball twice a week, with the younger generations, and even though I'm slower than I used to be, I still manage to score a basket or two. My wife and I are quite interested in emergency preparedness, and feel that the world situation is in a bit of turmoil, and being prepared is perhaps more critical in these times. We enjoy life, like to go camping, and stay in touch with our family. I love music, and once in a while get out my guitar and strum and sing some old favorites.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, but my parents were not very devout. When I was a teenager, I started to participate in church activities, study the scriptures, and felt the Lord's Spirit in my life. I have tired to live according to the teachings of the Savior, and have come to know that His teachings are true. Although I have a long way to go( to be like He would want) I have seen blessings come to me, my family, and many others as a result of striving to follow the Savior. I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or the Mormons, is truly His Church.

How I live my faith

I believe that choosing to have a Christ Centered family is an act of faith. My wife and I choose to have a large family. That was almost 40 years ago. Through these years of hard work, and many good times, we had to rely on the Lord's blessings to get us through. We now enjoy some of the fruits of our labors as our children and grandchildren bring joy to our lives.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Don Hansen
Having raised a large family, and been employed as a public school teacher, I know that paying tithing can be a test of faith. But, we have received blessings we never would have imagined as a result of living this commandment Show more Show less