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Hi I'm Jeff.

I'm an aspiring medical researcher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college with a physics degree, and am conducting research in retinal disease and training in medical school. I've been happily married for a few years now, and my wife and I love to spend time together singing in local choirs and teaching ourselves to play guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that each member should discover for his or herself from God whether the Book of Mormon is true. Over many years as I have read, studied, and prayed about the Book of Mormon, I have found that applying its principles has helped me to do more with my life and find light and happiness in service to others. It has increased my understanding of and love for Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have felt these prayers answered, so I know that this is the work of God. I want to be a part of this, and God has made it possible! I am very grateful for this knowledge.

How I live my faith

I believe personally that my goal of becoming a doctor is one way I will be able to follow the Savior's example and live my life helping the sick to be healed and comforted. I hope that this service will help me to draw closer to the Lord and increase my love of my fellow men.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

I am grateful to my parents for teaching me the law of tithing at a young age, which states that 10% of all that God has given us should be returned to Him, and in return God promises abundant blessings (see Malachi 3:10). My family has been greatly blessed by keeping this law. The tithing collected by the Church is used for such things as building and maintaining meetinghouses and temples, funding missionary work, education, and providing budgets for local activities to be planned in each congregation. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

As an aspiring scientist, I am familiar with the frustration that comes from learning that new evidence has disproven some fundamental principle that I had been taught in school all my life, or perhaps even only a few years earlier. It is disconcerting, and it makes you want to have some way of knowing ultimate truth that will never change, some way of knowing in a way that will allow you peace of mind when it comes to the really important things, so you can reliably live your life in accordance with this truth and know that you can find happiness in it. This is what a testimony is. It is a spiritual witness of truth, a gift from God that the scriptures teach He promises to all who are willing to seek it. It is more powerful than scientific evidence which may be later refuted because it comes from God Himself, who perfectly knows all of His creations, is incapable of lying, is unchanging, and loves us and wants to help us find happiness. Show more Show less