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Hi I'm Sergio

I'm a father of six, a succesful dentist, I love the outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a poor kid in a large, loving family. I was the only boy in a family with five sisters and so dad and I did a lot of camping and boy scout stuff when I was growing up. I worked my way through college doing medical research. I completed dental school, and now own a successful dental practice in my town. I love my work and helping create beautiful smiles every day. Even more than all of this, I love the relationships I am able to build through my work. Through it all I have had my wonderful wife by my side. We have six kids together and have such a blessed life. Outside of work I love to COOK! When I am sauteeing aromatics or frying the perfect egg, everything feels right in the world. I don't claim to be a great cook, but I love doing it. My wife doesn't mind much either. I still love camping and other outdoor activities.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when they were both young. I was lucky enough to have grown up with the teachings of the church. Since my earliest years I was taught by my parents that I am a child of God. That he loves me and has placed me on earth with loving parents to lead and guide me and help me find my way in this life. Being grounded in a firm understanding of who I am in relation to God (his son) helped me to navigate the difficult adolecent years with more confidence. Through it all I knew that I was of infinite worth to my Father in Heaven. Even though there were times when those around me didn't make me feel this way. These early lessons have formed a sure foundation for my life. It helps me to think about God as a loving father because that is something that I can understand. I am a father myself. I have experienced children wanting things that I know are not in their best interest. Sometimes my children don't understand that sometimes I know more than them but they have learned to have faith in my decisions...well maybe not my teenagers. These life experiences have helped me accept that a loving Father in Heaven may not always give me what I want or answer my prayers in the way that I would prefer, but having faith that he loves me and knows what's best for me helps me to accept his will, and ultimately shape my own will & desires to more closely match His. I am a mormon because these teachings make sense to me...they just seem right.

How I live my faith

There are many ways in which I try to live my faith. In my church I am a lay (volunteer) Bishop in my congregation. This is like a pastor over the members of our church in a local geographic area. It can be a real challenge at times as often I have the burden of helping individuals with significant problems in life. However, in those times when I don't feel equal to the task I have found that God steps in and makes up the difference. I am able to counsel people with words that I normally would not have said myself. While teaching a class I share insights that until that point I didn't even understand myself. This is the joy if service in my church. I gain a sure witness of how God uses us as instruments in His hands to bring about His purposes. Outside of church I try to live in such a way that people who may not know much about Jesus but know that I am a Christian Mormon will want to learn more about Jesus because of my example. I treat those I work with with respect. I sincerely look for ways to give service to those around me and I especially like to just "say hi" and smile when I pass by people in town. I think that this really helps build a better community.