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Hi I'm Alan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of two boys and one girl. I am an Agricultural Engineer and I work in water resources dealing most specifically with irrigation. I am dangerous with the golf clubs and my wife shudders when I cook dinner, but I enjoy doing both.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon primarily because I was blessed to have been brought up by Mormon parents who taught me that true religion is more than simply a group of people who think the same. Heavenly Father's plan is simple and eternal and it doesn't depend upon the popular opinion of the masses nor does it require a committee of scholars to decipher the truth of it, but rather a humble heart and an unbiased faith in Christ. That is what I have been taught since my childhood and I believe it more and more every day. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have no qualms about be referred to as a "Mormon" because the man, Mormon, was an extraordinary disciple of Christ. He showed that even in times of turmoil and great wickedness, such as the kind we see today, if we show faith in Christ we can still obtain a hope which will bring us peace and the fruits of our labors will never be lost even if they are not realized during our lifetime. Even though I was raised in an LDS family, my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is my own. Like every other member of this church, I am a convert. I have exercised my faith in Christ and continue to receive the witness of the Spirit described in Galatians 5:22-23. I couldn't ask for more. That's why I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to serve others. I read the scriptures and pray with my family regularly and we attend weekly Sunday church services. I participate in the church in a variety of ways, from spending sleepless nights on youth campouts to teaching a class on Sunday. I make regular visits to fellow church members' homes to share a brief spiritual message and to see to their general well being. I try to live my faith every day and not just when it is expected of me.