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Hi I'm Roy Carroll

I'm a dyed in the wool Mormon. My dad is a Mormon, my mother joined the church after she and my dad were married.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona, and spent most of my early life as a country boy. My family always had horses, cows, and other animals to care for and enjoy. We enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, gymkanas, roping, and other outdoor activities. Because we lived in the country, and because there were twelve children, hard work and co-operation was learned out of necessity. We all had chores and responsibilities, and life was hard at times. It was also a great experience, and we did everything together. We played softball, basketball, and cranked ice cream in an old hand crank machine. All of the neighborhood boys and girls loved coming to our house, because if we were not working we were playing. No television or video games in our childhood. I spent most of my adult life working with cars. I worked as a mechanic, a used car salesman, and as an owner-operator of an automobile wrecking yard. I am now retired.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon, and over the years I have had occasion to compare The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), to other denominations. I have found good and honorable teachings, and wonderful individuals in every one I have looked at. However, the Mormon Church encompasses all of the good things, and more. I have prayed and asked Heavenly Father if the church was the right church and if Joseph Smith was a true prophet. The feelings and impressions that I have received have been unmistakable and undeniable, and I am certain that I am doing what Heavenly Father wants me to do.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve in several capacities at church, the favorite was being a scoutmaster. I dearly loved being with the young men, and sharing the life skills and experiences I had accumulated. Some of the funnest activities that we participated in were Scout Ski Day in Shawnee, Pennsylvania; and taking week long canoe trips down the Deleware River. I have been on a town planning commission, been a little league coach and assistant coach, and sung in community choirs. I still enjoy horseback riding, fishing, hunting, camping, and going out with the dogs. Sometimes we manage to lump a couple of these together, like camping and fishing, or hunting and going out with the dogs.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Roy Carroll
Occasionally, we see or even enter a building, a home, or an edifice that seems to take our breath away with its splendor and magnificence. We marvel at the attention paid to intricate details, and minute finishing touches. We are warmed with a sense of belonging to a race that can create such beauty. Yet the beauty and majesty of the grandest of man's creations pales in comparison to this earth on which we dwell. The enjoyment of a panoramic sunset, the noise of a pounding surf, the majesty of rugged mountain ranges, the delicacy of a newly opened daisy, the intricacies of the relationships of the heavenly bodies, the balance of natural things on the earth; all join together to proclaim the hand of a master craftsman. More poignant than all of the above are the gentle answers to humble and fervent prayers. The gentle guidance that comes, as we seek direction in our daily lives, that bears witness to our hearts that God knows each of us personally, knows our circumstances, and most of all, that He cares. Show more Show less