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Hi I'm LeRoy

Family is important to me. We have 13 great-grandchildren and enjoy family gatherings. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired print executive, with a new passion for family history. Even when I was a small boy I dreamed of a "time machine" that would let me visit my ancestral family. Since then I have learned that a lot of microhistory has been preserved. Because of my interest in doing things well, I attend programs such as the Institute of Historical and Genealogical Research in Alabama and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. I listen to national conferences and study the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. I volunteer part-time at the Mesa Regional Family History Center.

Why I am a Mormon

When the missionaries said there are apostles on the earth today, just like there were during the time of Jesus Christ, the Spirit bore witness to my heart and mind that was true. When I prayed privately the Lord answered my prayers. I knew I was hearing truths from the Lord. After becoming a Mormon, I learned that we are all children of God. We knew him before we were born. He created our spirits. There is a purpose to life. We make mistakes, but because of the sacrafice of Jesus Christ we can repent, be forgiven, and start again on a corrected course. This knowledge helps make me happy. Because of my interest in my ancestors I am happy that families can be together forever. I can go to the temple and receive ordinances on behalf of my ancestors so that if they choose they can be together forever.

How I live my faith

This year my wife and I have been teaching Sunday School for a group of 15-16 year old boys. They have enjoyed learning doctrine from the New Testament. We find that understanding eternal truths makes a difference in lives of both young and old. It is a blessing not only to the boys but to me and my wife as well.