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Hi I'm Geoffrey Albert

About Me

I am a professor of Technology and Engineering Education. I am married and have two children. My family and I enjoy outdoor activities (e.g., water skiing, snow skiing, camping, biking), working in the garden, traveling, and simply spending time with family.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be an active Latter-day Saint (Mormon) because the teachings of this faith help me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, and more happy. Additionally, I know the teachings of the LDS faith (Mormon) help me better understand the purpose of life, who my Heavenly Father is, the role and purpose of Jesus Christ - my Savior, and how I can be with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I consider myself an "active" member of my faith. Meaning, I attend church each Sunday, I try and live in accordance to the teachings of my faith each day, I read the scriptures for personal pleasure and with my kids and spouse, and I enjoy attending my faith's social activities and other meetings. Within my church participation I have had the opportunity to give service in the forms of working with the youth, various other congregations (wards), teaching and doing presentations.

What is being a Mormon like?

Geoffrey Albert
I grew up in an area where there were very few LDS (Mormons) - in fact, for a few years of my schooling my brother, sister, and I were the only LDS kids in our schools. I often had friends ask me what a "Mormon" was, but it was rare for my friends to wonder what it was like to be LDS (Mormon), simply because they saw what it was like. I had friends come to church with me, hang out at my house, come over for dinner, go to youth group activities, etc. They knew that for me, being a member of my faith meant: having good relations with my family, being honest, using appropriate language, staying away from drugs, alcohol, and pornography, saying "grace" (offering a prayer) before eating, etc. There were some friends who had false pre-concieved notions of Mormons, but after hanging out, they all said, "What's the big deal, Mormons are... your stereotypical family with high morals." Of course being LDS (Mormon) is more than just going to church, being honest, abstaining from drugs and alcohol, etc. but those basic tenets form a basis for a way of life - which really does make one stand out in today's world of constantly changing morals. In short, being LDS (a Mormon) is living a good life - in accordance with God's will. Show more Show less