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Hi I'm Victor Werlhof

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of 5 children and the grandparents of 5 grandsons. From 1976 until 2013, I was engaged in the private practice of anesthesiology. Reading, fitness and photography consumed a lot of my discretionary time.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife and I grew up in different faiths. When dating and in the early years of our marriage, we pretty much avoided discussing religion. After we finished our formal education years, our first child was born. That made me realize that the world is so complex and intricate that there must be a higher purpose to life than what I was seeing. There had to be a higher power to have such an incredible world. We started examining various religions. We had both heard of the Book of Mormon and eventually, we able to obtain a copy. It raised some questions for us. Having missed orthodontia when I was young, I decided to have my teeth straightened. Because of the nature of my work, I had a very unpredictable schedule. It was suggested that I try Dr. David Willian. He was very kind and agreed to see me on short notice. At one of my early appointments, I was reading the Ensign in his waiting room. For some reason, I wondered who published it. To my surprise, it was published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the same source as the Book of Mormon. The obvious conclusion was that Dr. Willian must be a Latter-day Saint. We talked about this. He made arrangements for a stake missionary to come to our home. The person who taught us the first half of the discussions was Dr. Robert Morgan, a general surgeon with whom I had worked. He and his family were very kind and patient with us. Within a month our our first meeting, he baptized us.

How I live my faith

 Having the Gospel in my life has made a huge difference. No longer do I wonder what the purpose of life is. We have had innumerable opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of our role on this earth. We have had many callings and responsibilities for growth and service to others. Working with and getting to know many other Latter-day Saints has been a wonderful source of joy and satisfaction. 

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Victor Werlhof
 Through membership in the Church and by studying Church doctrines, I have come to see the family in an entirely different light. It is central to God's plan for us. Through the blessings of the temple, families can truly be eternal units. Show more Show less