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Hi I'm Stan

Mormonism has taught me how to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

About Me

My wife and I recently celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary--Hooray!!! We have five beautiful adult children scattered from California, to Arizona, Wyoming and London, England. When our children were young we enjoyed going camping, fishing, hiking and visiting our family and friends in Utah. Those trips also included seeing the marvelous national parks in the West. I retired after working 35 years in social services and health care, including government and private agencies. After I retired eight members of our family went to London and Wales to visit sites where our ancestors came from. Seeing Waltham Abbey outside of London was very special. I have masters degrees in Sociology and Social Work and appreciate that my parents instilled in me a love of education. I take great pride in my children and grandchildren and their achievements. I value family, Church and country.

Why I am a Mormon

I received a testimony of the Book of Mormon when I first read it at age 14. I also knew that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's true church here upon the earth. In my teens I became interested in the family history program of the Church and the role of the Holy Temples where couples and families can be sealed together in a sacred ceremony that their family relationship will last through the eternities. Both my wife and I served missions for the Church and we highly value that experience and have appreciation for the religious beliefs of all peoples. As I have applied Gospel principles in my life I have seen the fruits of such prinicples and practices. I am most grateful for the Word of Wisdom, our law of health, for its benefits both temporal and spiritual. Prayer, scripture study, attending church, and keeping the commandments have born fruit in my life. I earned the Eagle Scout award and loved the scout leaders who guided and directed me. Local Church leaders always nourished me in the Gospel. For these things I am eternally grateful.

How I live my faith

Christ gave us the tools to enable us to return to live with God after this life. I have learned that we must lose ourselves in the service of others by serving in the Church, with our family and neighbors, and serving in the community. In addition to my church assignments in leadership and teaching I value my participation in several non-profit organizations promoting abstinence till marriage education in Arizona schools and promoting mental health services. I have worked as a volunteer lobbyist at the Arizona legislature the past eight years for abstinence till marriage education and mental health services. This has given me insight into our democracy in action. I blelieve it is important to be aware of current affairs and be active in our communities. I love the Gospel with all my heart.