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Hi I'm Larry

I'm a Mormon. I was raised as a Baptist. In 1961, I was baptised into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I am now retired from the railroad, where I worked as a Traveling Agent and also a long haul truck driver. I am the father of four children. I like doing woodwork and target practice with my rifle. My education was High School only and a course in locksmithing. I served in the United States Marine Corps, in 1959 & 60.

Why I am a Mormon

The first time I heard about the Church, was in 1960, in Farmington, New Mexico, where I drove a produce truck for a living. My brothers wife was a Mormon and he had informed me not to get involved with them since they believed in a book written by a man named Joseph Smith. Little did I know that within a year I would be a member of the Church. It was in 1961 that I met my future wife only to find out that she was Mormon. When she called one day and asked me to go to church with her, I tried to make every excuse I could until she finally hung up on me. I called her back with the thought in mind that all she wanted me to do was go to church with her and that it didn't mean I had to become a member. Well the rest is history, I found out the Latter-Day Saints were not what I had been told and were more like I thought a religion should be. Joseph Smith did not write the Book of Mormon but instead, he translated it from gold plates, found at Hill Cumorah, in New York State. I found that if you really want to know what a religion is like, seek out those who are members ask them about their beliefs. Even my brother found out later that he knew little about the Church and became a member also.

How I live my faith

I have served in many capacities in the Church. Some of them were as Bishop's Counselor, Stake Executive Secretary, Stake Clerk, Ward Clerk, Asst Ward Clerk, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, Elders Quorum President, High Priest Group Leader and many others. There are many callings in the Church and one calling is no more important than the other, as they all compliment the other in the operation of the Church. My Church callings help me to stay on course and keep me active in the Church. This is the only church that I have ever been baptized into and I have been a member for more than 52 years. I thank Heavenly Father that he sent the Church to me through my wife and her insistence that I attend Church with her. How lucky can one be to have the True Church in their life and good wife as well.