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John: Soccer, Medical, Volleyball, Sports, Orthopedic, Mormon.

Hi I'm John

About Me

I love sports. All sports. Soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, racquetball, snowboarding, wake boarding, rock climbing...you name it. I have yet to find a sport I don't like. Even more than playing sports, though, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and two daughters - the joys of my life. Nothing makes my wife and me happier than seeing our two little girls smile and hearing them laugh. I am in my second year of residency in orthopaedic surgery, and although the hours can be insane, I love what I do, and my supportive wife and family help me get through it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and that is definitely the reason why I have had so many opportunities and influences to continue in the faith. However, there is no way I would dedicate so much of my time and efforts toward something I didn't truly believe in. Honesty and integrity are two of the most important characters a person can have, and I feel like I would be lying to myself, my family, and everyone else if I hadn't done my best to find out if the church I belong to teaches the truth. And through experience, prayer, and most importantly the Holy Ghost, or the Spirit of God, I have gained an undying conviction of the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jesus Christ himself leads this church, and that is why I am a part of it.

How I live my faith

I have the great opportunity of being a Sunday School teacher for the adults of our congregation. Teaching, no matter in what capacity, is one of the greatest callings in life, and I feel all the more blessed to be able to do it in an atmosphere where the members of the class and I get to learn to be a better people and better followers of Christ.