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Hi I'm Earl

I'm a Mormon. My roots are in the state of Arizona, but school and work brought me to Utah, our home now for almost 38 years.

About Me

I am getting older now—I have a wonderful wife and 5 married children who have blessed us with 16 grandchildren. Retirement is fast approaching, but the desire is to continue working in some capacity that will bless people's lives instead of sitting in a rocking chair. For recreation, I enjoy golfing with friends, but especially enjoy golfing with our sons (sons to us include sons-in -law).

Why I am a Mormon

Admittedly, I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but wanted to be more than a social Mormon who participates because that is what Mom and Dad did. This Church and faith have brought such meaning and joy to my life. It is not a church where people sit and let a paid ministry do the work—it is a church which requires those who sincerely desire to become better to participate in meaningful ways. A lay ministry allows all to grow and become better Christians. I also love being a Mormon because the gospel espoused by this Church, if lived, changes a persons heart—they truly become different people in wonderful ways. They are happier and desire to help all around them be happier, as well.

How I live my faith

It has been my privilege to serve in many capacities in this Church, from my early years until now. I have had the opportunity to serve with the youth several times and have enjoyed those experiences. Most of my assignments in the Church, however, have been considered leadership positions. These include duties which are very humbling, but have always felt the Lord's influence in fulfilling those responsibilities. I try to serve diligently, for I have learned that faithful service brings peace and contentment, not only to my life but to all who are served.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

There is a distinct purpose for our lives on this earth and knowing and feeling that purpose brings profound joy and inexplicable peace. Our missionaries share this message and teach others how to find the joy and peace available to all mankind! Show more Show less