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Hi I'm Al & Becky

Al served 26 years in the US Navy, and Becky was a school teacher and insurance agent. We are both retired senior citizens.

About Me

We love people. Al enjoys religion, reading & writing, mathematics, electronics & electricity, and engineering & building things with my hands. Becky enjoys reading, music, and celebrating with the family. We have a large blended family of 38, including my wonderful wife, children, and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

Al says: From a small child I believed in God. I recall how my mother would tell me stories from the Bible that her father taught to her. Stories like Daniel in the lion’s den, Lot’s wife, Samson and Delilah, and others. These stories gave me a desire to know God and I never doubted. At seventeen, I attended a special candlelight communion service sponsored by a community church. For the first time I felt the influence of the Holy; tears of joy streamed down my face. Through the years that followed, I came to know the Bible well and the Holy Spirit would often come upon me. However, the Holy Spirit did not stay with me, and I could never understand why. As I attended various churches, I became disillusioned because they did not practice the fullness of the Bible. I prayed that God would show me the way to the true. It was then I met the missionaries and learned of the priesthood and found the fullness of the gospel in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was at last blessed with the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. I believe in God the Eternal Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost, I believe in the word of God, I believe in the priesthood, and I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as God’s Kingdom on the earth today. I believe all that God has revealed and all that he does now reveal and that he will reveal many more things pertaining to the Kingdom of God to His Holy prophets. I testify that Jesus lives and that He loves us and that we will be blessed if we live the commandments and keep our covenants. I believe if we do we will be blessed with exaltation and eternal life with the Lord. Injc. Amen

How I live my faith

Al believes that when you are in the service of your fellow man, you are in the service of your God. He loves people and making their lives a little brighter by the things he says and does for them. Al finds great joy in service to those in need. He met his lovely wife this way. She had a home with a hole in the roof and four children. I married her, fixed the roof of the home and many other problems. Becky discovered the Book of Mormon while she was serving in the Peace Corp in Brazil. She read it in 3-days and knew it was true! Becky and Al have found that Love is what is important, and believe is measured by our willingness to sacrifice for others (St. John 15:13). Als says, "When we help others in a spirit of Love, Love flows back to us in greater measure (Luke 6:38) and we feel the joy!" Since learning this, Al has helped people with electrical and plumbing problems, fixed lawn mowers, weed trimmers, cars, and a host of other people in need. Becky and al have also shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with many and sought to lift them in a spirit of Love. Currently, Al is an assistant pastor (counselor in a bishopric) and serves the young single adults of his congregatin (ward). Becky plays the piano, sings, and helps college students find housing when they are away from home. Becky and Al are the parents and grandparents of a large family of 38 (including spouses), and still growing. They are very happy serving the Lord and give Him all the gratitude and glory.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Al & Becky
I have learned that the purpose of life is learning to be happy. The challenge is learning that the pursuit of the "pleasures of this life" (Luke 8:14) is only temporary happiness and leads to sorrow. I have learned from the two great commandments (Matt22:37-40) that Love (which is sacrifice, St. John 15:13) is the way to be lastingly happy. Christ sacrificed for all of us and what begins with the sacrifices we make for our family flows outward to everyone we meet along life's road. Our challenge is to touch each person with love (sacrifice) and do them good. If we do, we will be eternally happy because "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God" (Book of Mormon). Show more Show less