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Hi I'm Larry

I'm a Mormon wheat farmer. I love the land. I love the challenge of raising crops in a semi-arid climate.

About Me

I taught Colorado history to middle school students for over 30 years. There is something special about the middle school age group. I have four kids, eleven grandkids, and three great-grandkids. I am the only member of the Mormon church in my family, and I didn't find the church until I was in my 60s. I wish I had the gospel when I was raising my kids. I like to work with large machinery and trucks, and I enjoy puttering around on my tractor. I have a private pilot's license and a semi-truck driver's license.

Why I am a Mormon

Families together forever was a key doctrine that attracted me to the gospel. I had recently lost my wife of 37 years to cancer and I was looking for answers. Why would God take a good woman so early? Why me? Why weren't our prayers answered and her life spared? I was angry at God. However, I learned that God has a plan for each of us, and as we progress through life we begin to understand what that plan is. My second wife introduced me to the church while we were dating, and I was drawn to the doctrine of eternal families. I was also excited to hear that we have a prophet in this day and age; that just made sense to me, because why wouldn't we need a prophet now, with all of the turmoil in the world? I love being a Mormon. I am blessed to have the gospel in my home, in my life, and in every decision of my life.

How I live my faith

My most recent calling, or job, in the church was as a Building Representative. That means I was in charge of building maintenance and cleaning. All of the members in the congregation are asked to clean the building on a regular basis, and I set up the cleaning schedules, helped members clean, and kept things in working order. That's one of the great parts of the church... everyone participates and there is order to everything. I am a Home Teacher, which means I visit with a few families in my congregation at least monthly. What a blessing it is to get to know and love these families! Currently I'm preparing to serve a full-time mission in an area of the United States where the Mormon pioneers crossed the plains to get to Utah. I'm excited about this, partly because I love history, but mostly because I can identify with the pioneers and their struggles. My struggles may not be as life-threatening, with cold and famine, but they are tough struggles for me. As I learn about the faith and sacrifice of the early Mormons, I am deeply touched.