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Hi I'm Doug

I am a rocket scientist and an avid runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my early fifties and have three children, two of which are currently studying at the university. My oldest daughter graduated from college in April 2010. I currently work in the Aerospace Industry and have done so for nearly 27 years. When not at work or attending to family responsibilities, I enjoy running. I have completed 11 marathons, including the "grand daddy" of them all - Boston. I run regularly and try to log at least 2000 miles annually.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family as the oldest of five children. My parents taught me but never forced me in the religion. I grew up in New Mexico where my commitment to the Mormon faith was tried and solidified as a youth. I had the opportunity to serve a full time, 2-year mission for the Mormon church in Switzerland. Again, my testimony grew and strengthened as I had opportunity to SHARE my beliefs. I firmly believe that a living prophet exists on the earth today and leads in righteousness. I know that keeping commandments, as found in the Bible and Book of Mormon, brings happiness and direction in a confusing world.

How I live my faith

My recent responsibilities have involved working with the various neighborhoods in our area and coordinating emergency preparedness efforts with the city of Layton, Utah. I have helped organize and administer the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for our district. I do this during the week on my own time. My Sunday duties comprise speaking to various congregations on a monthy basis about various doctrinal topics. I enjoy being able to meet with varied Mormon groups. I find that each, though unique, possess a strong spirit and I learn more about myself and the church with this service.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I attribute the growth of the Mormon Church to its members. People that truly believe the tenets of the Mormon faith live good, upstanding lives that others want to emulate. For instance, the family is the basic unit in society. The Mormon Church endorses the traditional family unit and teaches that forces in society that discourage that unit are not of God. We are very family oriented and that example, I believe, intrigues many throughout the world that are searching for stability, strength, and truth in their lives. Show more Show less