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Hi I'm Willard Scott Allred

I grew up in Wyoming. I graduated from Arizona State University, I am an electrical Engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent most of my early years in a small town of about three hundred people. At age ten I moved to one of the larger cities in the State of Wyoming and completed junior high and part of high school. During high school soon after junior high my parents marriage broke up and I moved to Arizona. I completed High school in Apache Junction. There was only one high school in Apache junction at that time. Upon completion of high school I immediately entered college to try and earn my degree in Electrical Engineering. Even as a child I wanted to be and Engineer. I grew up in the 1960's and the astronauts were all engineers. That's what I wanted to do, so I always felt that way. In high school I no longer wanted to be an astronaut but I still wanted to be an engineer. In college I worked hard at both school and part time work but I struggled through college. I was able to obtain a degree in just over 5 years and went to work for a local electrical engineer. I worked hard as an Engineer In Training and completed the required state examinations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church in the early 1960's and I have been a member my whole life. I was baptized when I was eight and always knew the gospel was true. However during my high school years I drifted away from attendance and moving to Arizona made it easier to get lost in the crowd. However, the spirit kept tugging at me. At one point I knew I already had a testimony and that testimony was urging me back to weekly attendance. At one point I felt an opportune time came. (I moved into a new ward) A Fresh start was in order. I have been faithful ever since. I do believe in Jesus Christ and he is the central man in my life. I believe that through courage that Joesph Smith was directed to establish this church for our good and that he is a prophet of God. President Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet today and I accept his teachings and council as good and worthy of following. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true and Living church on the earth today. The Church teaches that which is good and for us to follow is for out benefit.

How I live my faith

One of the great things about this church is that there is no paid clergy. Everyone serves with no real worldly gain. There is no monetary compensation. Therefore, love of serving and love of our Savior are my motivations. I have served in many different capacities and I feel that service helps to get us involved in out neighborhood. Being involved helps to give meaning and reason to life and will bring us closer to the Savior. I make it an absolute priority to try and attend every Sunday meeting as the spirit can teach on many occasions and being absent misses an opportunity to be taught that Sunday. The work is of our Lord and it is more benefit to me that I can possibly provide in return. Many say that living the gospel of out church is too demanding. Additionally, the Word of wisdom is to restraining. I feel just the opposite is true. I am free of many of the burdens many other people have. I have no addictions to tobacco, wine or other alcohols, and I free of the burdens of the cost of purchasing them. I gives me more financial freedom. Living the gospel is a blessing.