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Hi I'm Stan Moon

I’m an electrical engineer, a part-time teacher, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up on a small farm in east central Missouri, where I learned the value of hard work. I attended a one-room country school for my first eight years, and then continued on at a local high school in town. My father taught me many practical things and the importance of serving others. I was taught Christian principles by my mother and attended Sunday School at a local Protestant church. After graduating from college as an electrical engineer, I began work with a large aerospace company, and I worked on several missile systems during my career. I remained with the company for 33 years until I retired. I have been happily married for 42 years, and we have two sons. We have lived in Missouri, Michigan, and Florida during our marriage. We now live in Florida, and we work part time as teachers at an adult education center. We have been greatly blessed, and have been granted many opportunities. We have also been able to travel to several parts of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

Shortly before I was born, a neighbor and distant cousin of my family, was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 16. About two months later, he appeared to his grandmother, dressed in a gray robe, and asked her to “do something” for him. He didn't say what he wanted, but he stayed with her wherever she went around the farm for three days and three nights. She prayed and read the Bible to know what he wanted. She read 1 Corinthians 15:29, which reads: “Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?" As she read this, she knew what he wanted, and he disappeared and didn't return. She now proceeded to find how her grandson could be baptized. After talking to a local minister and to my grandfather, she finally wrote a letter to the pastor of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. President Heber J. Grant, the President of the church, received the letter and sent missionaries to her home. Some of my family also were invited to hear the missionaries, and eventually were also baptized. Later, they talked to me about the church, and while I was in college, I was taught and baptized.

How I live my faith

Since I have been baptized, I have been very involved in the church. I have worked with scouting and other youth activities. I have served as a farm manager of a small church farm. I have also worked with missionaries and have served as the local bishop of the church. I enjoy genealogy and family history and have written or helped with some family and church history books. I also enjoy photography and have taken family pictures and assembled a picture directory for our church. I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and am grateful for his love and atonement. I also have a testimony of The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I enjoy reading the scriptures and listening to the beautiful hymns. I have a testimony that Joseph Smith was indeed a Prophet of God, and that through him, the truths taught by Jesus Christ were restored.