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Hi I'm Alan York

I was born in a small military hospital in Pearl City, Honolulu, Hawaii. My father was serving in the Navy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Because my father was in the US Navy we moved around allot. As I stated I was born in Hawaii, by the time I started school we were living in Bermuda. I was baptized a member of the Mormon church in Key West, Florida. I was baptized in the Gulf of Mexico. I graduated from High school in Oak Harbor, Washington. Within 3 weeks I was in Salt Lake City, Utah preparing for my mission which sent me back to Florida. I returned home to Provo, Utah following the mission, started college at BYU and began working as a Land Surveyor. I eventually was hired by the City of Provo, Engineering Department as a Surveyor. I married and we were blessed with 5 sons. During the course of raising 5 healthy boys I spent 42 years in service to the citizens of Provo. I gained my Professional Surveyors License in May of 1979 and retired from Provo City in February 2014.

Why I am a Mormon

It didn't take too long as a young married father to discover that I didn't have many answers to life's questions. I began to pray for help in my life and that of my family. At one point I was praying for help to overcome a particular challenge, it was quiet in the house and I was reading from my Book of Mormon. As I had paused to pray I felt an undeniable presence embracing me, as if someone was hugging me.

How I live my faith

It may sound odd but I am uncomfortable being around a lot of people but at the same time I enjoy being of service to them. For many years I had association with the youth of the church, going on campouts, service projects and social functions with them. Somewhere I began working, teaching and leading, in the Sunday School. I also had assignments in ministering to members of my local congregation through Home Teaching, which is to say I would be invited into there homes to teach and bless their lives.