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Hi I'm Larry

I'm an electrochemist, a father, and a Mormon.

About Me

Most people find it strange that I read textbooks for fun, that I take simple events and redefine them in terms of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus, but it's who I am. I love scientific discovery, especially as it relates to math, physics,or chemistry. But typically, my time at home is devoted to my wife and three rambunctious boys, all under the age of 5. Their energy level is simply off the charts!

Why I am a Mormon

As a scientist I'm a stickler for details. Everything must logically flow together. But even within science there comes a point when you simply have to decide to believe. In my study of the gospel of Jesus Christ I have found that a peace comes over me as I read his words. When I listen to the prophet speak I can feel the spirit confirm to my soul that his words come from God. But truthfully, it's the daily hand of God in my life that keeps me active in my faith. The frequent, quiet, subtle experiences that touch my heart and are hard to put into words are what keep me moving forward along the path that God has laid before me.

How I live my faith

Sunday mornings are a whirl-wind adventure. Getting everyone ready to attend church often feels like directing a full-blown hurricane. But as I open my heart to God I can always feel his influence recharging my spiritual batteries during our worship services. Every other week I arrive at church a couple hours early to meet in council with other local leaders, to discuss how we can best serve the members in our ward. On Monday nights I gather my family together for a gospel lesson and fun times. On Tuesday nights I meet with the missionaries to coordinate our efforts. Then on weekends I often find myself engaged in a service opportunity. Living the gospel in many ways defines who I am.