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Hi I'm Larry

I am an Idaho native. I am an entrepreneur. I am a prior U.S. Marine and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a husband for nearly 30years and a father for 28 years and a grandfather for 6 years. I was born and raised in Idaho and have lived here my entire life except for the 4 years I served in the U.S. Marine Corps. While I was in the Marines I worked on the F-4 Phantom and spent time on the USS Midway Aircraft carrier. During this time I was able to go to places such as Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Kenya, Thailand and Australia. I became a shellback when we crossed the equator. I am an entrepreneur for my living and my hobbies are skiing, backpacking, hunting, boating and just spending time by the water, and of late, bicycling. This summer my 2 youngest sons and I did the 204 mile Seattle to Portland bike ride in 14 hours.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon 1st because I was born into the Church and I have a great heritage of ancestors that have been strong and valiant members of the church even back to the days of Joseph Smith. In fact, a Great Great Grandfather of mine gave money to Joseph Smith in a time of need and The Prophet told my Grandfather that his posterity would be blessed for his generosity and his commitment to the Church. I strongly believe that my family, even today is still receiving the benefit of that blessing! I am a member today because I know in my heart that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that only through him can I be forgiven of my sins and return and live with my Heavenly Father. I know that because of this Church and the blessings and ordinances of the Temple that I can live into eternity with my family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving. I have spent much of my adult time in the church working with the youth. I have served in several different Scouting position and have found it to be very rewarding and fun to have worked with many many young men over the years. I have enjoyed being a part of their lives as they grow and mature and turn into faithful husbands and fathers. Many of them I count as my friends even today, and many of my fondest memories are of time spent backpacking and camping with these guys! It is rewarding to think that maybe some of my time spent working with the youth has had a influence for good in their lives.