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Hi I'm Don

I am a husband, a dad, a dentist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am nearing the twilight of my career as a general dentist. It is a wonderful profession that has allowed me the time and means to spend meaningful time with my wife and children - afterall, family is the most important association we can have. I enjoy doing things with my wife - including cross country skiing, golfing, dancing, traveling, and spending time with our children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family and came to understand and believe the teachings. When I was an adolescent I had a desire to find out for myself if what I had learned with true. I prayed, studied, attended church and tried to live the commandments. While still seeking for my answer, I decided to serve a mission for the Church and was called to Denmark. This step of faith was rewarded with answers to my prayers. I felt the spirit in a testimony meeting as it washed over me and warmed my entire being with the impression of the truthfulness of the things being said - that this is indeed the true church of Jesus Christ. How I loved reading the Book of Mormon in Danish, struggling a bit with the foreign language, but feeling the spirit witness to me as I read that this is indeed the word of God. Since those days that familiar feeling that comes over me has witnessed to me the truthfulness of Joseph Smith's calling as a prophet, of the restoration of the gospel, and of the continuation of prophets in the church today.

How I live my faith

The opportunity to serve in the church is one of the great blessings of being a Mormon. Sometimes I have been asked to do difficult things, but doing them has allowed me to grow and develop my talents. I have learned to enjoy teaching, both youth and adults. Being asked to go into a number of homes on a regular basis to watch over and care for other people has been very rewarding. It has taught me to be less selfish. I havd had a lot of leadership responsibilities through the years, and that has brought rich memories and broadened my talents. Currently I am helping plan cultural and physical activites for our members and I also have the opportunity to assist younger leaders and offer them my experience. As the troop committee chairman I also get to work with the Boy Scouts.