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Hi I'm Gordon

I am a physician and a father of 7 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a physician and father of 7 children. I have a wide range of interests. I love to learn new things. My wife and I have a garden and small fruit orchard. Some years the gardening goes well and others ... well not so much. I am experimenting with a new beehive and hope to harvest honey next year. We have a few chickens - fresh eggs are great! My education includes a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I love music and frequently play the organ for our congregation. On two different occasions I had the opportunity to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both converts to the church. As such they have always been faithful in attending church services and participating actively in church activities. I never remember a time when the church was not a part of my life. At some point, however, I had to come to grips with whether or not I truly believed in the teachings of the church. It is one thing to follow the lead of your parents. It is something completely different to know for yourself and to act on that knowledge. When I was younger I wanted to have a profound, life changing event in my life that would be the defining moment when I knew that the church was true. That one single moment never came. Instead there were small experiences here and there that steadily lead me to a fuller understanding of the gospel and a stronger, independent commitment to the church and my Savior Jesus Christ. I can say now, without any hesitation, that I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be God's true church. Following the teachings of the Church have brought me closer to my Savior, and has helped me be a better person, including a better husband and father. It has helped me to be happy and to understand better the purpose of this life. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to make living my faith a daily activity. Although I am not perfect at it, I try to read from the scriptures and pray individually and with my family every day. My children are involved with many church and community activities during the week. I support them in these activities and try to help them see how the choices they make now will shape their future. Because I have a large family I feel that living my faith includes supporting my wife as much as possible with her role as a mother. Together we try to make our family a top priority in our lives.