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Hi I'm Glen

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from Cedar City, Utah.

About Me

After serving as a missionary in Africa, I was married, graduated with bachelors and masters degrees in Engineering, served for two years in the United States Army, worked for the Army for several more years, received a PhD in Energy Conversion Engineering, and worked in nuclear energy research for over 30 years. As a participant in the international fusion energy program, I am fortunate to have visited many different countries and have friends in all of them. After retiring from a career in nuclear energy, I served for several years as a university professor and engineering department chair and have recently retired from that as well. We have nine children, seven of whom are living. I enjoy fishing, woodwork, research, and teaching. I also enjoy working on family history. I have worked with university faculty, students, business leaders, and within the national and international scientific communities to organize and stage conferences, workshops, and other opportunities to learn and share ideas.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because as the Savior said, "Come and see," (John 1:39) I have studied the teachings of the Savior taught by the church, applied those principles in my life, and have come to know by my own experience that they are true, they work, they bring happiness. Once during a particularly rough period, I had some serious doubts about those beliefs. I thought of Peter's response when the Savior asked him, "Will ye also go away?" Peter answered, "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." (John 6:67-68) I thought deeply on that and decided that I could find no better path to follow than the one He gave. As I have tried to do the things He asks of all of us, I have found far greater and deeper happiness than could be given by wealth or fame, power or prestige. As I have read the things written by the prophets, I have felt strongly impressed that they are true. I have also seen the heartache, despair, suffering and pain caused by lying, avarice, greed, and malice. And now I can say that I know that only through Jesus Christ and his teachings can there be peace, individually or as communities or nations. Those teachings are available in their fulness in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I like to help people. I have had a number of varied and interesting church responsibilities in which there were many opportunities to serve. I have also had the opportunity to teach youth and more extensively adults in church classes. I have found there are few satisfactions in life that compare with providing help, temporal or spiritual, to persons with a need.