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Hi I'm Marty

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was 18 years old, I became a member of the LDS Church and only then discovered talents and capabilities that I had never dreamed I had. I learned to serve others, and that I was actually a good student. I have been through medical school, and my life is devoted to the service of others. My hobbies include woodworking and home remodeling, both of which have been used to bless others lives by bringing joy and beauty into their homes and lives. I love being outdoors and enjoying the beauty of God's creation.

Why I am a Mormon

At a critical point in my life, those friends who had stuck by me after high school, were the youth of the Mormon Church. I found that I wanted the sense of direction and the confidence that they had. I found those and much more by learning what the Church of Jesus Christ was all about. Everything that I learned had a familiar ring to it--almost as if I had heard it before. But, it wasn't just a good sales pitch. I was challenged to pray to God to ask if what I was learning was true. In response to those prayers, I received a calm but powerful reassurance that I believe could have only come from God, that what I was learning was true. That is what we offer to the world, the opportunity to have a fulness of truth. My children have fully embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I see what it has done for them in their lives. It is truly a gift of light in this world of darkness, a lamp that can light a path which will lead all who so desire back to our heavenly home, and the Father of Light who sent us here.

How I live my faith

Life in the Mormon Church is meant to be a life given over to others. Sure, we have our hobbies and interests, and we all take some time for those, and for personal reflection and rebuilding; but we willingly accept assignments or callings that give us the chance to serve others in our wards (congregations), in our communities, and in our homes. I have had the chance to visit people in their homes, to teach in Church classes, and to lead a ward as the Bishop. Giving of myself to others in this way has brought me much joy. One of our recent Church leaders, President Gordon B. Hinckley, who I regard as the Lord's Prophet in his day, said that the symbol of our Church is the lives lived of those faithful members who give of their time, talents and resources to bless the lives of others. I believe that. If you really want to find joy and happiness in life, no matter who or where you are, try serving others. Opportunities abound in the world today.