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I'm happily married and have two young girls. While working as a dentist in an under-served community dental clinic my wife splits her time between being a stay-at-home mom and working as a registered nurse caring for the elderly. My family and I have found enjoyment being involved in humanitarian aid in South Africa, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, and even locally. If I'm not participating in triathlons or outreach programs, my life is pretty involved with my family. With the way the world seems to be going, it only emphasizes that the family should be of great importance.
It's a lifestyle that gives me a solid foundation that let's me know who I am, where I came from, and what I can look forward to. There's purpose in my life leaving little room for doubt.
My reasoning to serve a mission was to not only help me find what I was looking for in life, but to help others find purpose in their lives.
Even during dental school I had been asked to be a Scout Master. As if life wasn't busy enough: Once a week we'd plan activities like camping, cycling, hiking, service, etc. What this responsibility to these boys taught me is that we all need balance in our lifes. We can't be unidimensional. The more we branch out even if we feel we don't have time for things, we learn that we're needed in so many capacities. It still is amazing that the more we give, the more we actually get back in return.