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Hi I'm Glen

For most of my professional life I directed a premier Family Camp called Aspen Grove with my wife. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my sweetheart for 41 years and have a wonderful family. I have worked for the Boy Scouts of America in the Bay area of California and in Cache Valley Utah. For much of my career I have had the opportunity of directing Brigham Young University’s Aspen Grove family camp above Sundance Ski resort in Provo Canyon Utah. My wife and I have six children-five daughters and one son. Our son was born on April Fool’s Day. When I called my parents from the hospital and told Dad that we had a new son, he just about didn’t talk with me thinking it was a joke. Our son was recently married and has brought another wonderful woman into our family. We have been blessed with fourteen amazing grandchildren. I love to walk with my sweetheart. I call it our “walks and talks.” When we were first married, we would jog together. We soon learned that it was hard for us to talk and jog. We changed to walking and have loved the time we are together, walking and talking about everything. It is very therapeutic.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ means everything to me. Living the gospel fills my life with joy, peace and hope. I love my family and my fellowmen, and love serving them. As a youth I was faced (as we all are) with discovering who we are, why we are here, and what comes after this life. My father assisted me with answers to these questions as we would ride horses to round up cattle. We would discuss God and our relationship to Him. I also remember lying on the bank of an irrigation ditch with my Dad late one night during a break in watering our crops. The sky was full of shooting stars. Dad taught me about how the Lord created the earth for us, and about worlds without number. Through these experiences and humble prayer I discovered that God is real and knows and loves me personally. Through prayer I discovered that God and Christ appeared in 1820 to Joseph Smith- just a poor, uneducated farm boy. I am thankful for this knowledge, because it allows me to realize that I don’t need to be a man of great wisdom, knowledge, stature or wealth to receive the same manifestation. However, I am also thankful, that God doesn’t have to manifest himself personally to me, because I have received a witness that he appeared to Joseph and restored His gospel to the earth through him.

How I live my faith

I love serving others. I loved my professional work for 40 years, because it was involved in directly serving others and building families in a setting that was spectacularly beautiful, in the top of God’s mountains. A few months ago my wife asked me if I could ever see myself retiring from this career I have loved so much. I told her they could bury me here in these beautiful mountains at Aspen Grove! A week later I was reading in the New Testament in Mathew 4:18-20. Christ is at the Sea of Galilee and calls Simon Peter and Andrew his brother to follow him, and he would make them fishers of men. The scripture tells that they “straightway left their nets and followed him.” I went to my wife and told her I could leave my “nets” as well, and serve God. We have since retired from our careers and have received a mission call to Copenhagen, Denmark to work with the young people there.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Glen
Family members who live the gospel of Jesus Christ and accept his Atonement can through sacred ordinances performed in God's holy temples have family relationships that last forever, not just this life. Show more Show less