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Hi I'm Doug

I'm a Mormon. I'm a father, a husband, and a son. I'm a sales manager, a baseball coach and an aspiring writer.

About Me

I am a father of four wonderful children and am blessed to be married to an amazing wife who is a fantastic mother. As a family we enjoy camping and beach trips. Many of our vacations are spent visiting our extended family and are often referred to as Cox Family Adventures since they are typically full of surprises of some sort. I inherited a birdwatching and feeding interest from my father and my children also enjoy it. I am a youth travel baseball coach and love being involved with teaching and coaching young players. I enjoying golfing when I can make some free time. For reasons that are beyond my understanding my "dream" job never developed, but I am very happy to be employed by a good company and enjoy what I do and the people with whom I work. I have some ambitious goals that I am still trying to develop and figure out how to work them into my busy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am fortunate to have a family heritage of Mormon pioneers. Some of my ancestors were early members of the church and part of the wagon trains that traveled across the plains. However, my decision to be Mormon is very personal and a result of my own experiences. While it is true that I was raised in an active Mormon family (for which I am very grateful to my parents) I needed to find out for myself the truthfulness of the things that I was taught. Previous to becoming a missionary and going to Argentina for two years I decided that I needed to be certain that the things I would be teaching people were true. I spent time reading the Book of Mormon and praying (exactly what I asked people to do as a missionary) and received a confirmation in my heart and knew it was true. It is hard to explain the specific feeling, but it was clear to me that it was a communication to my spirit from my Heavenly Father. That experience has not been the only time in my life that I have felt the spiritual confirmation to the eternal truths that the gospel of Jesus Christ teaches. I am grateful for the regular events in my family life and church experiences that continually reconfirm the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am grateful for the opportunities to live my faith both in and out of the church organization. With responsibilities in the church ranging from teaching the youth, to working with the missionaries and even serving as a Bishop I have been able to set an example for my children (as my parents did for me) of how important it is to give service to other people. In the community I have the opportunity to be a baseball coach and influence the lives of young baseball players both on and off the field.