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Hi I'm Alma Hansen

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Midvale, Utah. I was the fourth of six children. I have one brother and four sisters.

About Me

At this point in my life, I have been able to experience many things that I only dreamed of while growing up. I served a two-year LDS mission to Holland. I had a wonderful experience there. The people were mostly friendly and kind. The country of Holland was beautiful and I found their history to be very interesting. I now have five children, three boys and two girls. All but one daughter are married. We have eight grand-children and three on the way. My wife and I have been able to travel to many places. We have always enjoyed the people we meet. Even though we collect photos, we also collect friends in each place we visit. We have been to Mexico many times, Hawaii six times, Cook Islands once, and all over the United States.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe what we teach. I am a very logical person and I view religion in the same way. It only makes sense that a loving Heavenly Father would want us to have all that he has. It makes sense that he wouldn't just give us everything without making us prove that we are worthy of it and appreciative of it. Justice makes sense to me too. Why would Heavenly Father allow anyone back into his presence unless they were worthy of his presence? Would a murderer have the same reward as a humble follower of Christ? Of course, not - it wouldn't make sense OR be fair. The more I learn about the earth and all of its wonders and beauties, the more convinced I become that it was all planned out. It is simply too beautiful and organized to be a result of chance. It makes sense that God would not just send us down here on earth without any guidance or direction. He has provided both scriptures and prophets to help us along our way back. More importantly, he has provided us with the light of Christ along with the Holy Ghost to help us feel what is right. I have had many experiences in my life that have convinced me that I am being guided and directed by some unseen power or influence. When I have followed the direction given, I am happy. If I don't, I generally end up unhappy. I can't read the Bible without being totally convinced that the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are correct. When I read the Book of Mormon, I get the same feelings, that it IS true. That what 48 years as a Mormon has taught me.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is NOT easy. I used to think so, but as I grow older, I realize the number of sacrifices it requires. I get up every Sunday and go to church. Then after church, there are many other things that we do mostly on a weekly basis to serve others. I go "home teaching" once a month to multiple people in our ward. Whenever they have problems, I try to help them through it. When someone is in larger need, I am called upon as a member of a priesthood quorum to provide further assistance. I pay at least 10% of my gross income in the form of tithing to the church. This helps provide funds for church growth. I also pay money to help support missionaries of the church, build temples, provide welfare assistance, get better educations, and provide help to those affected by natural disasters. This list could go on and on, but the most important point to make is that I do all these things willingly and freely because I believe it is the right thing to do - it is what God wants me to do. We all grow as we help other people and that is why there is an organization called a "church" that helps to administer help to many people. That is what Christ did while he was here and he expects the same from us.