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Hi I'm Larry

I grew up without the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I was taught by the LDS missionaries and now I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My interests include hiking, reading and yard-work. I enjoy hiking long distances. My most challenging and memorable hikes have been in the Grand Canyon. My last Grand Canyon hike was from the North Rim to the South Rim in one day. I enjoy reading children's books to my grandchildren. Our grandchildren love to play in our backyard. It has grass, trees and bushes and a riding path for trikes and bikes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not raised in a Latter-day Saint home. Our family never attended a church when I was growing up. When I was 28 years old, I had the desire to attend a church but did not know how to find one? One evening, a friend mentioned he had found this "Mormon church." I had never heard of that church. A week later, I called that same friend and asked how I could find out about the church he attended. He explained the church had missionaries that would come by to visit me. One evening, a couple of weeks later, I was visited by two young men that introduced themselves as missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I invited them in. The first thing they taught me how to pray. I remember the warm feeling I experienced and how I could not stop smiling. I enjoy praying every day. Over the next few weeks, the missionaries taught me about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, the Word of Wisdom, the Ten Commandments, and baptism. They also taught me about repentence and how the atonement of Jesus Christ allows me to be forgiven for my sins. I felt good about their message and accepted their invitation to be baptized. That was over 30 years ago. Today, my belief in God, Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon has withstood the test of time. My conviction grows even stronger as I recognize the blessings that I've enjoyed since being baptized.

How I live my faith

Living my faith involves more than attending church on Sunday. It extends to all areas of my life. My goal to be with our family has helped me be a better husband and father. I try to be more patient, respectful and loving toward my family. My faith sustained me during the years of raising seven children. I have wonderful memories of vacations, activities, and holidays together. The life of Jesus Christ provides a moral compass in everything I do.