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Hi I'm Layne

I am a music teacher, love to fish, and raise pigeons.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of a married daughter and have two wonderful granddaughters. I love music and play most instruments. I really enjoy taking an acoustic guitar with me on a fishing trip and playing it in the mountains. I also play keyboards and guitar with a local cover band and enjoy playing for various local groups and organizations . Another hobby is raising show pigeons. I served a mission in Germany and love going back to visit the country and people. I recently visited Germany for the 26th time! My wife and I enjoy traveling and have visited a number of countries including Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and of course Germany.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church so I was also raised in the church. However, for each of us there comes a time when we must gain our own testimony, or spiritual conviction, of the restored Gospel. After reading the Book of Mormon and pondering what I read, I prayed with a genuine desire to know if Jesus Christ is really the son of God and whether His church is here on the earth. I received an answer through the power of the Holy Spirit that these things are true. I know that Heavenly Father is there for us, and loves us and will strengthen us through our difficult times. I know that Jesus Christ is His son and makes it possible for us to return to live with our Father in Heaven. There is no other way we can be saved, only through Jesus Christ. I also know that the complete Gospel was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith and that we have a prophet on the earth right now. Heavenly Father continues to guide and direct us and offer us counsel through the prophet. I love the Lord and am grateful for the myriad of blessings He has given me. I know He loves me!

How I live my faith

At present I serve as a counselor in the bishopric of a Young Single Adult ward. This keeps us pretty busy but I enjoy helping young people as they strive to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I enjoy reading the scriptures daily and the good feeling I receive when I study about Jesus Christ. I love Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ and try to live as they would have me do. I’m grateful for the Plan of Happiness and the chance to be with my loved ones forever .