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Hi I'm Lester

I have 2 daughters, 2 sons, 1 wife, 5-1/3 grandchildren. I am an Arizona State University Sun DEVIL fan, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family, and have fond memories of family life with several brothers and sisters. Dad was always busy and working, Mom was always home and BUSY. Beginning in my teenage years, I worked in a family owned cabinet shop for over 20 years. I enjoy woodworking and carving now, even though I no longer do it for a living. My own family is such a source of joy, and being with them is my favorite way to pass the time. Having our children with their children visit in our home is the greatest treasure. I run a little for exercise, 12 to 15 miles a week and occasionally do organized races and relays. I also like to camp, hike, bicycle, barbeque, watch college football and professional baseball. I am a volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts and spend time teaching them important skills. I also enjoy camping, sports and other activities with the scouts.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS (Mormon) home and with regular teaching and encouragement; I participated in all church activities. I admit that I was Mormon because I grew up that way. I followed along casually enjoying the easy and fun aspects of church affiliation. As I grew older and as more commitment was expected it stopped being easy and I realized that I had to choose myself whether it was for me. After soul searching, I knew for myself that it was true and that I wanted it. I accepted some points of church doctrine because it seamed logical and it made sense to me. Others points I accepted by faith and as I lived my life according to them I gained a deeper understanding of their truthfulness. There were still other concepts which I had to know for myself whether or not were in alignment with God’s will. For these, I studied and prayed for His guidance, and have felt a spiritual confirmation in my heart that they are true. I know God lives and knows and loves me.

How I live my faith

I find it refreshing and rejuvenating to observe Sunday as the Sabbath Day and as a day of rest by attending worship services and refraining from work. By reading the scriptures several times during the week, I am better able to find balance in my life and live the principles of my faith while living in a world that does not share many of the ideals of my faith. I am committed to being honest and dependable with my family, friends, my employer, and clients I try to serve God by contributing and helping those in need. I also like to go see our friends who are widows and aged. Sometimes they need help with simple home repairs and other times they just need a visit. I believe God has a plan for me and I am trying to live so I can accomplish what He wants me to do. I pray daily to thank Him and to ask for His help and guidance. I believe whatever He has in store for me will be for my benefit in the long run. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings me such complete happiness.