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Hi I'm Lanzer

I grew up in Toronto, Canada. I am a husband, a father, and an electronics technician and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the biggest city in Canada. Toronto is a beautiful place with nature close by and big city conveniences even closer. I went to an inner city high school where I played on the basketball and soccer teams. I spent hours and hours at the local church meeting house gym working on my free-throws, lay-ups and three pointers. Since I was 14 I've been DJing as a part-time job on the side. I love music and mixing tracks. I enjoy playing piano (though I am no professional), and playing guitar as well. Most of all I enjoy singing, something my father always did in my home growing up and so I've continued the tradition in my own home. I'm married to the sweetest woman in the world, and the love of my life, and have a cute little daughter named Heidi who was born in June 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised going to church every Sunday. My father was a great example of dedication to what he knew to be true, so I can only remember maybe one Sunday where he didn't go to church, and that was because he couldn't get out of bed he was so sick. When I was only about 10 years old I solidified my dedication to the gospel teaching of the word of wisdom (the law of health). My best friend and I were in the school playground late one evening when another friend approached us with cigarettes offering one to each of us. I put my hand out to take the cigarette, took it and broke it in half and threw it on the floor stamped on it, and all in one smooth action turned and ran. My best friend followed me and to this day neither he or I ever smoked a cigarette. That was a significant moment in my life and memory that has stuck with me to this day. Throughout my teenage years I did my best to represent the church in my words and actions. I was known as the "Mormon boy". I was the only Mormon in my high school. I would bring my Bible and Book of Mormon to school with me and share what I was reading with everybody in the Student Body President's office, (it was a hang out spot during spares and lunch). I can't think of any one single moment where I had any sort of overwhelming feeling that the church was true and that God loved me and knew me, I just always knew. Over the years I've had a lot of experiences that have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a God in heaven watching over me, and listening to my prayers. Living in Toronto I had the great opportunity to be only a few hours drive from the sacred grove (in Palmyra NY), where Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I spent a lot of time there, pondering what took place and have no doubt that it did in reality happen. Christ church was restored, and it started with the humble prayer of a 14 year old boy in upstate New York.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday my family and I get up and prepare to head to church. After our first block of meetings, where we all meet together as a congregation to partake of the sacrament in remembrance of the Savior and listen to speeches prepared by members of the congregation, we head to our various classes. My wife has a calling to work in the Nursery with children from 18 - 36 months. I am currently working with the Young Men (Youth ages 12-18), preparing activities and events for them to participate in to make new friends and develop relationships. It is an awesome time for these young people and I am really grateful to have the opportunity to spend time with them and teach them gospel truths to help them become people who contribute to the good in society. I get the chance to DJ dances for these young people where they can enjoy the good music that's out there and not be bombarded with messages of immorality, sex, drugs and alcohol. I make every effort to encourage them to listen to good clean music that doesn't chase away the Spirit of God. In my day to day life I don't shy away from sharing with everyone around me that I am a Mormon. "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth;" (Romans 1:16). I really believe that all my happiness in life comes from living the gospel of Jesus Christ as found in his restored church. If I have been blessed to have this in my life, it wouldn't be fair if I didn't offer the same potential for happiness to everyone I know.