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Hi I'm Lyle,

I am a husband, a father of six children, and have fourteen grandchildren. I am a retired public school teacher/administrator.

About Me

My parents owned a small business consisting of electrical contracting, appliance sales/repair, and selling electrical supplies. From a young age, I spent most of my free time working with my parents in their business. My parents taught me the value of honesty, integrity, hard work and doing my best. One of my parents' favorite sayings was, “If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.” They also taught the principle of getting the work done before playing. Unfortunately it seemed like the work never got done and so there was very little playing. I have always been curious about how things work and have spent many hours taking things apart just to see what is inside and how they operate. I enjoy being outdoors; camping, hiking, setting by a water fall or around a campfire. The most important role in my life is centered on family. I enjoy being a husband, father and grandfather. Family relationships are the essence of life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the church, I did not gain my own personal testimony until I was 19 years old. It was then that I came to know that the Heavens are still open, that God talks to living prophets today just as he did in the Old Testament times. It was at that time I began to study the doctrine of the church and found the doctrine to be aligned with the teachings and example of the savior. I came to know that God the Father and his son Jesus Christ did appear to a man by the name of Joseph Smith and the through Joseph Smith that Christ once again established his church upon on the earth. The gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Mormon Church helps me answer three questions that man has had since the beginning of time. Where did I come from, Why am I here upon this earth, and where do I go after this earth life. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace to my soul, hope for the future and purpose for living.

How I live my faith

Each week as I attend church, I renew the covenants I made at baptism, which are: to always remember the Savior, to keep his commandments and to serve others. I pray daily, study the scriptures daily and try to emulate the qualities of the Savior in my interactions with others. The Mormon Church has no paid clergy and therefore, individual members are asked to serve one another. Over the years I have worked with the youth in my congregation, taught Sunday School, helped adults with their spiritual, emotional and financial concerns, and helped on many service projects. Service projects have varied from hauling hay, replacing roofs, putting in yards, shoveling snow, cutting and hauling firewood, cleaning a cemetery and performing household repairs. Most importantly I live my faith by striving to be a good husband, father and grandfather. I enjoy spending time with family, learning of the experiences they are having and most importantly seeing the “Hand of the Lord” in their lives. As the Prophet David O. McKay has said, “No success can compensate for failure in the home.”