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Hi I'm Dennis R. Ivie

I grew up in Farmington, New Mexico. I have been active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, all of my life

About Me

I was raised a member of the church and have been active in scouting and priesthood quorums. I love to do woodworking projects and have always enjoyed building things. I love to camp and ride my ATV. I own a construction company and still enjoy building things.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is what I have always known. My parents were never pushy about the Church and let us kids decide for ourselves. It was early in my childhood that I begin to develop my own testimony of the truthfulness of the church. When I was twelve years old my older brother died from a heart condition. This was a very hard experience for our family and yet because of the teachings of eternal family and the confirmation of the spirit that I would be able to see and know my brethren again became an anchor in my life. There have been many other similar experience of trail and hardship in my life and the sustaining influence of the church teachings and doctrine have made my life peaceful and secure. I know that our Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us as his children, and has provided the means for us to learn the way back into his presents. He has given gospel principles and teachings, commandments and requirements that will test our true desire about returning to him. The Church has provided the priesthood and the ordinances necessary for us to return to live in Heavenly Fathers Presents.

How I live my faith

When I was young my family was active members. My parents were very involved with the different youth groups. I loved scouting and was an active Boy Scout until I was eighteen. I later was an adult leader in the Boy Scouts for 22 yrs. I attended College at Eastern New Mexico University at graduating for High School. I majored in industrial education. I activity participated in our small branch of the church during that year of school, and gained a desire to serve a mission. I was called to the Florida mission and serve for two years. I had many special and memorable experience during that time. When I returned home I transferred to Brigham Young University and continued by studies in industrial education. I met and married my wife that first year at BYU. We now have eight children and eighteen grandchildren. During our married life we have lived in Farmington, NM, Littleton, Colorado and again in Farmington. I have had many different callings in the church including Bishop.