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Hi I'm Albert

I am from Canada. I am a professor. I teach and research entrepreneurship.

About Me

I am the father of a son and 3 daughters. I am finishing a PhD in business and have started my first academic position. My family and I have just relocated from Alberta to Quebec, learning to speak French is our big adventure. I very much enjoy my work. If I was to pick another thing to do with my time I think I would be a gardener or cabinet maker.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my mum cared enough to teach me the Gospel, about the restored Gospel, the Prophet Joseph Smith, and my Saviour. She taught me all this when we lived in a remote part of the country where there where no LDS churches near us. That was a long time ago! Why am I still a Mormon? I am because I followed my mum's example and sough the Lord in my life, I prayed to Him that I would know the truthfulness of the Gospel and I continue to pray to Him. I am still a Mormon because in living my faith and obeying the commandments I find joy in my life.

How I live my faith

This is the best part of my life, it is what defines my life and what I want to work towards more than anything else. My family and I have moved to a city where church is in French. It has meant a whole new challenge for us to understand the meetings and lessons. And yet some how we manage as we attend and fellowship with the people. I work specifically with the young men. They are patient with my French, they sort out what I am saying when I speak and they help correct my words. Through this challenge I try to help the young men become who they can become.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Albert
Although I more or less grew up going to the Church I have often thought about this question, especially when I have served with leaders and seen first hand all the time, energy, and effort they put into serving those for whom they are responsible. And then I realize the answer is in what I have just said. If we had paid clergy I would not have had the opportunity to stand with the Bishops I have served with as they mourn with those who mourn, comfort those in need of comfort, and support others. Because we don't have paid clergy we all have the responsibility to each other and for each other. Through this we are offered the opportunity to follow the example of Christ and serve others. Show more Show less