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Hi I'm Neil

I'm a Mormon. I was born in the interior of British Columbia, Canada have lived most of my life close by.

About Me

I am a husband, father and earn my living as a veterinarian. I have worked with animals(mostly horses) all my life and they have taught me a lot. I became a veterinarian 35 years ago, a husband 31 years ago and a father 29 years ago. My wife and I have 5 children between the ages of 21 and 29. My interests include camping, water skiing, serving as a scout master and generally hanging out with my family. I love the Scriptures and find great comfort and direction there, especially during the trying times.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the only member of my family of origin who is a member of the church. I had known all my life there was a God and that He loved me. I searched for Him in many places. I had graduated as a veterinarian a couple of years and realized that my new profession was not going to bring the fulfillment that I has supposed. I started to look again in earnest. I met a fellow veterinarian who was not from a church I had previously investigated. I asked him to tell me a little about his church. When I found out I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as was my fiancee who investigated the church with me. We were married 2 months later. I have lived the doctrines of the church as best I could for over 30 years and my witness of the truth of it continues to grow. I have no expectations or pressures to stay in the church ( the surviving members of my family of origin may be happier if I was not in the church) except my exprience with the doctrine and the witness of its truth I recieve from living it. Every experience tells me that this is the Church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth as He ment it to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading the scriptures, praying and serving my felllow man. Much of the service opportunities are provided by the church but I regularly seek opportunities to serve members of the community. Scouting helps with that. There are too many good people in this world and life just gets better as I interface with them.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

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How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

I have had 3 children serve missions. it is an amazing experience as a parent to see your child that committed to a good cause to sacrifice time and money in such a selfless manner. In my experience, selflessness is not a common feature of that age group. The honesty and sincerity of young adults is byond comparison. I always opened their letters in private for fear of dashing my immage of a cowboy. Show more Show less