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Hi I'm Larry

I am a university computer science instructor and a retired USAF officer. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I love computers, especially programming computers. I have spent the last nine years teaching others the joy of programming computers. My goal is to teach each of my students how a computer works, how you can write code to make it do what you need to accomplish, how to use the tools that are available to assist you in programming computers, and to have pride in a great program that fills a need. I have also taught how to design computer games, program a gorgeous GUI using C# .NET, and how to test your program to make sure it does what it is designed to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized and confirmed when I was eight, but even though I have actively attended Church all my life, I needed to become converted to the Gospel, just as any investigator needs to be converted. Over the years my testimony has grown and my faith increased. I have diligently studied the gospel, read all of the Standard Works many time, and then I have prayed to know they are true. I have become truly converted to the Gospel and it has become a way of life for me. The still, small voice has spoken to my heart and born testimony that our Savior lives, Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God, and President Monson is the Lord’s Prophet in this day and time.

How I live my faith

The gospel is part of everything I do. I try to live my life by following the example of the Savior. I spend a part of each day in prayer and studying the scriptures. I honestly try to serve my fellow man through assisting others, teaching those I meet about the gospel, and being an example of a follower of Christ. I act as a liaison between one of our local church units and the regional church organization, which we call a Stake. I am responsible for passing information back and forth, monitoring that our buildings are being properly maintained and used, and counselling with the Stake leadership on how to best serve the needs of the members. I regularly speak in our church meetings about many gospel subjects.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The only way that you can know that Mormonism is true is to go to the source, Heavenly Father, and ask in sincere prayer. You first need to study the gospel, especially about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, then you need to sincerely pray and ask if Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God and whether the Book of Mormon is God's word. I know if you do this the Holy Ghost will confirm the truthfulness of these things to you and you to will know that they are true. Show more Show less