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Hi I'm Doyle Kotter

I'm a Mormon. I grew up on a small potato farm in Idaho the younest of two sisters, one is my twin, and four brothers

About Me

I will soon be 77 years young. My wonderful wife and I have been married for 52 years with 10 children (9 living) 36 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. They and my wife are the center of my life. We have large family gatherings several times a years. I retired about 10 years ago as a social worker with LDS Family Services where I did individual and family counseling and participated in the adoption of over 200 infants. I love to travel. One of my favorite places is Dollywood and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. With my wife and some of our children, I have been on several cruises. One was a Norwegian cruise. I love to work in my yard. I have 2 ponds with waterfalls and fish. A large patio and several decks. We entetain in the yard and in our home frequently. My favorite meal to prepare outdoors is called a trash can dinner.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have anscestors who gave their lives for the church. The church is a way of life for me. Most of all I am a Mormon because I have read and studied the book of Mormon many times and the Holy Ghost has given me a witness that it is the word of God and a testimony of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and an instrument in the hands of God to restore the church again in these l;atter days with the same priesthood authority that was on the earth in Christ's day. I know the church is led today by prophets and apostles with priesthood authority. Part of this priesthood authority is the power to seal families together for all eternity if they live worthy. I could not imagine being without my wife and children for all eternity.

How I live my faith

As a young man, following my service in the army, I served a mission to Norway for 30 months. Through my life I have served in a number of assignments. None are paid as there is no paid ministry in the church. Highlight assignments were serving as a bishop of a congregation and youth and scout leader. My wife Eulalia and I have served couple missions to Jamacia, Southeastern United Sates, Nigeria where we assited in a large measles campain and in a mission in the Lilburn Centerville area. I now serve as a patriarch, a calling where I give special blessings, by the laying on of hands, to worthy members. I also try to abide by the standards of the church by not using alcohol or smoking and by being faithful to my wife and paying tithing. I try to avoid pronography. I try to be have charity for all people starting with my wife and family.