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Hi I'm Larry

I am a father and grandfather. I own wedding facilities and am building a biomass pilot plant and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was 16 my family moved next door to a Mormon family with 8 kids. They shared the gospel with me by their wonderful example and I became a member after a few years. I attended BYU and recieved a degree in animal science with a minor in business and economics. For the past 10 years I have built and operated event facilities that cater primarily to weddings and receptions. I am also building a pilot plant to convert waste biomass to ethanol. I have been married for 44 years and we have 6 children and 14 granchildren. We have moved around a lot but wherever we go the Church has been the center of our lives. I am 64 now and financially I have been up and down alot but the gospel and my family have been the most rewarding experience of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised primarily by my mother, grandmother, aunt and uncle. My home life was a real struggle at times and there was a lot of conflict in my home. When we moved next door to a large Mormon family and they became my friends and I saw how their family lived happy and productive lives, I felt they had something that was missing in my life. I started going to church with them and the more I learned about the gospel the more I loved being arround the Mormons. I found they were not perfect but they were trying to live in a Christ-like manner. I guess my Mormon friends just loved me into the church. Being baptized and becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has been the most important decision in my life. It has taught me what my Father in Heaven would like me to be by trying to live in such away that would be pleasing to him.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being true to myself and by trying to follow the teachings of Christ. It is not an easy path because we all sin, but we have the atonement to help us reconcile the difference. Each week when I partake of the sacrament it reminds me to try a little harder to keep going in the right direction. I always try to accept callings in our church and do them the best I can. I think it is important to treat others like Christ would treat them. This is very difficult at times for me. It is an ongoing challenge but I hope that I am improving as I go along. The older I get the more I realize how much our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, really love us. I guess it is because you can understand that type of love when you think about the love you have for your wife, children and grandchildren. I know that Jesus Christ wants the very best for us. That is why he came down as a mortal being to atone for our sins and teach us by example how we should conduct our lives so we can live with Him again.