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Hi I'm Gary

I'm a husband, father, pharmacist and friend, but most importantly I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a pharmacist working in a small town in North Central Iowa. I enjoy spending time with and reading to my two wonderful children and my lovely wife. We like taking walks around the neighborhood with our dog, going to the park to play and watching Disney movies together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church and have been a member since July, 2000. I was given a copy of the Book of Mormon by a dear friend before I started college with a challenge to read it while attending school. I took the entire school year to read the Book, but was able to finish it. Upon reading the prophetic challenge at the end of the Book of Mormon, I sincerely prayed about it's words and truthfulness. My soul was stirred and an unfamiliar feeling warmed my heart. I began taking the discussion with the Missionaries during my summer break and was baptized before returning to school. The dear friend who started me down this path is know my loving wife and eternal companion and I feel I can never fully repay the debt to her for bringing this joy into my life.

How I live my faith

In the community in which I live, I organize health fair, flu shot clinics and help educate people about their health, medications and alternatives and help them lead happier, healthier lives. In our Branch, I am proud to be able to serve in many capacities. Currently I am a counselor in the Priesthood Quorum for men ages 18 and above, I have taught the youth Sunday School class (14 to 18 year old) and have been responsible for setting up meetings with our local leaders and scheduling leadership meetings.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

We are asked to pay tithing, 10% of our increase, as a tribute to our Heavenly Father for the blessing He bestows upon us. We are given our talents and ability to work for Him, so in essence, it is actually Heavenly Father who is earning our income, we are merely the vessel through which he works. By offering a mere 10% of the income He gives to us, we are showing our love for Him and fulfilling one of His commandments for us. Through the payment of tithing, we are again blessed by our Heavenly Father in that our needs will be meet and His blessing will continue to rain down upon us. Show more Show less