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Hi I'm Larry Carter

I'm a mormon. My ancestors joined the church in Maine, USA in the early 1800s. I grew up in Utah.

About Me

I grew up and was educated in Utah. I married my childhood sweetheart (we went to the same schools), we had 2 children (a girl and a boy). We moved to Phoenix, Seattle, and ended up in the Los Angeles area following my profession (Engineer). I worked as a Design Engineer for many years in the aircraft industry. I became Manager of an engineering organization for the last 15 years before retiring. My wife and I were active in church, but also involved in our children's activities, sporting, etc while they were growing up. I have always had an interest in art, painting and pencil and ink drawing are some of my hobbies. I also play golf, and enjoy being outdoors. Since we moved back to Utah after retiring, we pruchased a boat and have done a lot of fishing and other boating activities with our children and grandchildren (we have 5 grandchildren).

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Utah, and was baptized when I was 8 years old. My family was only somewhat active in the church, until later. I knew Jesus was our Savior, but didn't have a real testimony of the church when I was young. My mother, who I loved dearly, died during the summer after I graduated from High School. I had prayed ardently for her to live, and for many years after I was angry at God for letting her die. I was inactive in the church for 17 years. During all that time I still believed that I belonged to the right church, but chose not to attend. When my children got to be teenagers I started to worry about them and decided they needed some moral guidance. I started attending church and got involved in the church as well as my wife and children. We became worthy and went to the Temple where we were sealed together as an eternal family.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday. We have a three hour block of meetings every Sunday. Although this may seem like too much to some, to me I enjoy every minute of being there among friends of like standards and values. We attend Sacrament Meeting and partake of the Lord's Sacrament, then we attend Sunday School and study the scriptures, then to Priesthood and Relief Society meeting where we learn more about the Lord's church. I have a calling as Secretary of the High Priests Quorum of the Priesthood. I keep records and attend meetings where we discuss the needs of the families we have stewardship over. Our church has a program called Home Teaching where two priesthood holders are assigned as companions to teach and watch over families in their ward or congregation. This program is a wonderful way for us to show love and concern for our friends.