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Hi I'm Louis Andrew Moffitt

I'm a cowboy and horseman. I rope and take care of cattle and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was born September 5, 1946 in Salt Lake City Utah, USA, to Andrew J. Moffitt and Verna Jensen. I was raised in Reno Nevada and served a mission for the LDS church to Southern Africa between September 1965 and March 1968. I married Carol L. Pendergrass on July 26, 1969. We have four children: three girls and one boy. I have been a cowboy always and have ridden for and been cowboss for large and smaller cow outfits. I have also ridden for several feed lots where I have learned to recognize many types of diseases and the use and application of various meds. Carol and I have worked cattle in Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska and Washington. You could honestly say that my working days revolve around horses, cattle and everything that involves them. The LDS church is a big part of who and what I am. It has helped me stay grounded in both good and tough times. All four of our children are strong in the church and that makes me happy. I have served as a counselor in bishoprics, branch presidencies and Elders Quorum Presidency.

Why I am a Mormon

When you sit down and really look at how mortal bodies work - humans or animals, there is no way that any person who has even a small amount of common sense and can connect the dots from 1-10 or a-z, can swallow the evolution theory or anything like unto it. Although I was born into the church, I have through trial and error and finally success, developed a knowledge of the truth of all aspects of reestablishing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. The appearance of the Father and the Son to Joseph Smith, Joseph's translating the plates into the Book of Mormon, the bestowing of priesthood authority by heaven sent messengers: all these things have kept me grounded. When times and events would really get tough to bear, talking things over with my Father in Heaven has helped immensely to get me through. I just cannot believe that we would come down to earth, spend x number of years here, fall in love, have and raise children, make many good friends and then poof it's all gone when we die. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints teaches that if we keep the commandments and stay on the Lord's side of the line, we will continue the family relationships and friendships. Being a Mormon has tought me what occurred before earthlife, what I am to be striving for while here, and what awaits me on the other side.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is not very complicated. I just do it! Back in the day of round-up wagons, the breakfast lunch and dinner drink was coffee. I asked the cook to boil a small pot of water so I could have my Postum. After awhile some of the men would look in my mug and make sure it contained Postum. In other ways I just made sure the boss knew it was important to me that I had Sunday off. Over the years there have been folks, including leaders in the church, who have wondered out loud how I can be a working cowboy and be Temple worthy at the same time. You just have to work at being the best at your job and maintain your values and rest falls into place. Don't forget - the Lord helps those who help themselves.