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Hi I'm l.a debaker

i grew up in beaver county, worked construction all my life.

About Me

im 55 and retried. i have four children. i grew up in Beaver County, which i often refer to as Mayberry. I spent my life working in the construction field. and i have a associates degree in auto cadd. im a union ironworker but due to some health problems. i no longer walk the iron. i lived in several cities through out the us. Washington Dc being my favored.

Why I am a Mormon

I was working as a ironworker down in washington dc. Living a life of a construction worker, hating all tht i was involved with. worldliness THE MISSIONARY CAME TO MY RESUSE. At tht time, i had never heard the word "mormon". When i came to the door, my traditional personally kick in, as i was wanting to shut the door. As i said tht i believe in jesus christ. One of the missionary said tht this is another testament of "JESUS CHRIST" which caught my attention. So i took the book, and as i went back into my house, i sat down and began to read. I immediatley knew what i was reading, "was not only the word of god." but it was all tht i needed at tht time to release me from my worldy addictions. For the next several weeks, i sat and read that book from cover to cover. As i look back on those remarkable days, i now know that because of those worldy addiction that possest me and my body, and after years of attempting to over come them on my own.. i needed the word of god to become REAL to me. That was the only way tht i could break free of this possesion. Over the years, i would always come to church, w/ so many questions. It was so important to me for this to be REAL. It was life or death. And now here 23 years later. im still reading the book of mormon, as i contiue to ask question and contiue to grow in the migthy word of god. I now know with all my heart, that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God. And we do have the restored word of god apon the earth at this time. If you are truly seaching w/ all your heart, and want to know the true truth about ur purpose and why we are here. please! dont be influenced by what others may say as to what they HAVE HEARD from others about The Book Of Mormon. Take the time YOUR TIME and read The Book Of Mormon through.. And find your own freedom! As i did!.free! free at last! free at at last!!!" thank god im free at last" haha a little humor there. If your reading this and would like to talk, please contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

How I live my faith

starting in 2013. i will start doing some volenteening work at some of the local aging facilities. as i also hope that ill be able to start working w/ some of our local troubled youth. i have a very strong testimony in the truthfulness of this church. as it has helped me to over come the world. and my many addictions.as i look back on my wasted years, i am so amazed as to the love of our lord, and the strenght tht he offers us. aspescially in our time of need.