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Hi I'm Allen Lyle

I live in St. George. I am happily married and have been for 35 years. I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

About Me

I have been happily married for 35 years. I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, ATVing with my family. I am a retired Land Developer and enjoying life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was baptized at 8 years old and early in my youth I questioned my relationship with God. I always thought that the Church was true. When I received the Melchizedic Priesthood and went through the Temple for my endowment and was sealed for time and all eternity, it changed my life, big time. The promises Father in  Heaven has given me if I keep his commandments and have faith in his Son, Jesus Christ, and his atonement and the great plan of salvation has brought great blessings of joy and happiness to my life and to my family. It's wonderful to be a Mormon. At one point in my life, I thought I would have to give up a "fun" life to become religious. I have never been so wrong! I've only increased as I put God first in my life. Being a Mormon, I try each day to be obedient and keep all of God's commandments. By so doing he has allowed me to prosper and enjoy life to its fullest. I feel being a Mormon will allow me to grow to my full potential. I know God is the Father of all of us. He loves us so much that he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for our sins. The great pain and suffering he went throught for each of us that we could make mistakes in this life, repent and be forgiven. I know he lives and that this is his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through the Prophet Joseph Smith, His Church was restored to the earth, and the Priesthood and the ordinances necessary for eternal life. I know the Book of Mormon is true and I've taken Moroni's challenge and received my own personal witness. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet today holding all priesthood keys. I have grown to love Father in Heaven and his Son, Jesus Christ with all my heart. I have come to know them personally. Ephesians 4:5 states, One Lord, one Faith, and one baptism. I am a member of that one, the true Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I AM A MORMON.

How I live my faith

I pray to Father in Heaven each day to thank him for the great blessing he bestows upon me. I ask for help that I may honor the covenants and the Priesthood that I hold. Keeping his commandments, serving him, studying the scriptures, Temple attendance, keeping the Sabbath day hole and following his prophets brings peace to my life. HOW I VIEW OTHER PEOPLE I try to love and have respect for all of God's children. I try to live my life to be an example for good in the world. To help others especially when they are in need. It I could give any advice to someone who is investigating the Church it would be this: Find a quiet place without any disruption, your own little wilderness. Read the Book of Mormon and take Moroni's challenge found in Moroni 10:4-5. Sincerely and with real intent, ask God, your Father in Heaven, and he will manifest the truth unto you personally. How cool is that. In 1993, during pregnancy, we discovered that our son had some serious birth defects known as trisomy 18. The decision whether to put him on life support or not was weighing heavily on our minds. Through lots of fasting and prayer we were inspired to make the right decisions. Although, it was a very trying time in our family, it was a very faith promoting experience. We felt the blessings and goodness of God. We witnessed a miracle and wouldn't trade it for anything, but we wouldn't want to experience it again. It's great to know we have a son in the Celestial Kingdom. It's great to know what we know, that we can be a family forever and know that he was born under the covenant and we will see him again. We need to live our lives so that each of us can be with him in the Kingdom of God. The standard is set for our family.