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Hi I'm Larry

I am a lifetime member of the LDS church. I like to read, attend musical events, and travel.

About Me

I was born and reared on an Idaho cattle ranch. I was baptized into the LDS church at the age of 8 years. My parents were both members of the church. Attended Ricks College after high school and then attended the University of Idaho receiving a degree in Architecture. I served in the US Air Force for 4 and a half years. After returning to run the ranch for 13 years I went to work for a Construction company where I have worked for the past 31 years.

Why I am a Mormon

First because I was born into the faith. My parents were marginally active in the Church but supported my activity is all church programs. But, more importantly, my life's experience in the Church has given me a testimony of the doctrine and teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have a solid testimony of Jesus Christ as the Creator of the earth and as the God of the Old Testament. I testify that the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth by the prophet Joseph Smith. I also testify that the Church has been continually led from it's restoration by a living prophet of the Lord. I also testify that the Book of Mormon is the record of the people who lived on the American continent anciently and that it testifies of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Even though I was born into the church and served in leadership positions a young man I had to seek for my own testimony and true conversion. As I entered college I spent a few months visiting other Christian churches. I was quite disappointed at how little they knew of Jesus Christ and the way the Lord wanted us to honor him. My testimony grew rapidly under the guidance of two great teachers at the LDS Institute at the University of Idaho (The first LDS institute at a non LDS college). Both of those teachers went on to serve in the Church educational system and other general church callings. I have served an Elders Quorum president in several wards over the years, High Priest Group leader more than once and as a Bishop. In the secular realm I served as the President of a county Farm Bureau, State Director of a State Farm Bureau Federation. After moving to Texas I served as a Director of a local Chamber of commerce and currently as a Director on a water company board. I served in the US Air Force at Topeka Kansas and one tour in Korea for a year. I served as Operations Officer of a Civil Engineering Squadron. In some of these position I served with members of the Church. In a majority of those years of community involvement it was in organizations where I was the only member of the church.