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Hi I'm Lyle

I was a Teamster truck driver for 30 years, I love to play classic rock guitar. Now I'm retired and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired Teamster truck driver who use to deliver freight all over Seattle, mostly Ballard. I use to carry my Acoustic guitar with me and play my music to the homeless people on my breaks. I learned to love them and help them by sharing time. Religion seldom came up, when it did, I told them I was a Mormon, they usually thought I was joking around. I would like people to know not all Mormons look like CIA agents and act all prudish. Some people say, I retired to finally solve the Rubik's Cube, which I did, Thank you! Most of all I still play my guitar and share my music. And help out where I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 5th generation Mormon on both sides of my family. Yet, that is not why I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ. I belong because I know it to be true. There were times in my life when I wanted to hide out and pretend I was not a member. I did not serve a full time mission, I worked at a Ski resort and tried to Ski my guilt away. I met a girl and fell in love. She found out I was a Mormon and was interested in the church and soon after she also was baptized into the church. We were married and I became active again at church. We read the Book of Mormon together and prayed to know the truth, The book is the truth! That book changed our lives. Jesus Christ lives and we know and love him. We have been married for 34 years and have 5 children. we have been active members ever since. I have no regrets in my life pertaining to my family or my faith, I love my Father in Heaven and his beloved Son , Jesus Christ. Things will only get better when you come to know Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

In business, 20% of the workers do 80% of the work. My goal is to never be found among the slackers, In the church or out of the church I want to be known as a good worker. When someone needs help, I don't want to hesitate, or have to be asked, I like to see the need and get it done. I see this attitude demonstrated by people I admire most. My faith is my life! I love the chance to serve others. I have served in the Boy Scouts, church youth organizations, home teaching, and other church callings. I teach guitar to the youth and others. In the church everyone has a calling most of the time. This has given me the chance to grow and get to know others.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has not practiced plural marriage for over 121 years. It was a hard thing, very few were called to live it. Only those who were worthy and able were called by the Lord to accept the responsibility. It was not something sought after. If you were carnally minded or lustful the Lord would not call you. My 5th great grandfather, Lott Smith had plural wives. I know from my family history that he was a good man. The history books don't give enough credit for how Mormons peopled the west. Many of the cities west of the Mississippi were first settled by the Mormon pioneers. This is not the only time God commanded plural marriage. From Abraham to Jacob. Jacob's son's became the 12 tribes of Israel! At times God requires men and women to live this law. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

We are Christians! Those who oppose the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints have called us, Religious Cult. The word cult, has been demonized and twisted to sound dark and evil, like a group of brainwashed Zombies. Please take the time to open Websters dictionary and then you will learn that any organized religion with rituals and ceremonies such as the sacrament or baptism is a religious cult. We believe in the Father Son and Holy Ghost. We believe the Bible to be the word of God but remember the word Bible means Books. there is another book that testifies of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon. We believe the heavens are open and revelation continues, God still talks to prophets and everyone is entitled to receive answers their prayers. We believe that through the atonement of Jesus Christ all men will be saved after all we can do. Yes we believe in both grace and works not just one or the other. The parable of the Ten virgins is about the importance of works. Show more Show less