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Hi I'm Allan

I grew up in the Boston area. I am a nurse and business owner. I am active in my community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in "New Hampsha". I was raised by parents who were from Maine and Massachusetts and have "wicked good" accents. I played trumpet until graduation from high school, when I began songwriting and playing guitar. I served a lay mission in Milan Italy during the 70's. Upon returning, I married a wonderful girl and we were sealed together for time and eternity in the temple at Washington D.C. I graduated from college three times. I have a BA, BSN and a PhD in healthcare. I was a headhunter for many years. I have recorded songs that I have written in amazing recording studios. I love to sing. I have five children that are all wonderful and leading fulfilling lives themselves. I have a wonderful wife that puts up with me and helps me to be a good boy. We have 7 grandchildren. I enjoy many wonderful friends and relatives. I am, like you, a child of God. I love the Lord and I serve Him largely by serving others wherever I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I tell all those that I speak with about the gospel that it is the one tremendous force in my life. I don't need a "nice" church or a club to simply take up more of my time. I don't go to the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints to just be somewhere on Sunday. I am a member of this church because I have read, studied and prayed. I have discovered a secret treasure. I have found that it is all true. It is the church that the Lord has established on this earth to guide us back to Him. I have read the Book of Mormon, the Old and New Testaments and other scriptures many times.I have have seen His hand in my life by obeying His simple commandments. I have listened to His appointed leaders on the earth today and heard their inspired words. I have weighed what they say against the word of the Lord. I have seen the power of the priesthood work in the lives of the members of our church. I have seen their fulfillment in my own life and my family's. He has spoken by the power of the Holy Ghost to me, so I know that He will speak to you also. He loves all of us, his children, equally and is no respector of any particular individual.He sacrificed not only his body but has suffered every bit of grief or disappointment that you or I will ever suffer. He is real. he is the Great Jehovah, the god of heaven and earth.

How I live my faith

I live the gospel by helping others--every day. It may be some small act of service here and there. But I try to do as the Savior has asked. I study the scriptures daily and read them as if they are as essential for my spirit as eating food is for the body. I pray continually to my Father in Heaven. If I am not kneeling down, I am communing with him while I am at work or at play. Living the gospel is a state of being--a way of life. I help others in whatever way I can. I participate at church in what ever way that I am asked to do and more. Above all, I try to let my life be an example to others as one who follows Jesus Christ. We show love to one another as brothers and sisters by helping each other. I try to be an example so that others may have an interest in looking further at the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Allan
We don't worship Joseph Smith, even as you probably wouldn't be seen worshiping King David or the prophet Jeremiah. But as with all prophets, they are called and chosen by the Lord. As we read their stories in the scriptures we are moved with the assignments they completed, often under great duress. They inspire us to do better. And so it is with the Prophet Joseph. He was prepared before the world's foundations to be the instrument in the Lord's hands to bring forth the restoration of the gospel in these latter days for you and I. We admire him. We are thankful for him going into the grove of trees across from his home. A mere boy, destined to meet the Lord and our Father in heaven while praying to know which church was the Lord's. He was called to carry out the Lord's commands and did so faithfully. But we do not worship him. It is the Lord to whom we owe all of our worship and devotion. We worship no one other than the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less