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Hi I'm Glenn

I am a retired grocery store owner, and father of ten children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Raised in Spokane, WA, graduated with a business major from BYU, I spent 37 years self-employed in the retail food business in my home town. My family is all married and on their own with the exception of a special needs son who, at 40 years old, requires full care. Now retired, I enjoy golf and the natural setting where we live, complete with pine trees and nearby lakes.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in the Church, I came to a point where I needed to know if the faith of my parents was true or not. I had been taught about the example of Jesus Christ and need for continued guidance from the scriptures and living prophets. I made this a matter of prayer while I examined the "fruits" of the Church, its teaching and the lives of its people. I received a sacred and powerful spiritual witness of its truthfulness. That led me, as a young man, to serve as a missionary to the Spanish-speaking people in Texas. While there I learned to rely on the Lord for comfort and direction. He didn't let me down. I returned home, married and had a large family. We had our normal ups and downs, losing one son to a boy scout accident, and raising another who is severly handicapped. Those experiences brought me face-to-face with my faith and my belief in Christ's sacrifice, his promises and the prospect of eternal life beyond the here and now. Those events turn out to be the best things that have ever happened to me, because now I know. The Church has a lay ministry, and I have had opportunities to lead and serve where the demands of that service were well beyond my natural abilities. I have a firm conviction that Christ it personally aware of us and that we can claim the blessing of His help as we walk through the darkness and turbulence of the world in which we live.

How I live my faith

Living this religion is giving of time and means to the general good of the community, whether a member of the Church or not. I tried to be a friend to my customers, giving a listening ear where needed, or delivering groceries to a shut-in. I served on a local school board and have done some volunteer work at a food bank. I have had heavy, time-consuming leadership responsibilities in the Church, which inculded organizing, counseling and extensive travel. I have served as a local missionary and have continually visited assigned members to teach and monitor their well-being. When younger, I worked in scouting, athletics, and other youth leadership activities. I currently work in the Church employment program and, additionally, I teach a 2 day Self-Employment workshop several times a year. The intent is to help the unemployed or under-employed, whether a member or not, improve their circumstances. I maintain my faith through constant prayer, regular reading of the Bible, The Book of Mormon and other sacred scripture. I know that God, being "the same, yesterday, today, and forever" continues to reveal his will through living prophets, whose admonitions and teachings I try to incorporate into my life. Through all of this, I have had great support from my wife of, now, 47 years. As I look back, I am at peace.